Exciting new changes are taking place at a Lytham St Annes care home.
Lakeview Lodge, one of the four establishments of Lakeview Rest Homes, is undergoing exciting new developments in response to changing needs within the care industry.
Director Pete Wood explained, “Our family owned and operated homes reflect the differing requirements and preferences of our residents. We offer traditional living at Lakeview Lodge, classic living at Rosewood Lodge, contemporary lifestyle in The Moorings; and dementia care at Newfield Lodge. However we have seen an increasing need for dementia provision and in response to this Lakewood Lodge is being redesigned as a home providing skilled dementia care.
Lakeview Lodge has been expanded and its newly refurbished rooms are now available to view. Ava Makepeace, Sales and Relationship Manager, explained, “We are hoping that members of the public will take this opportunity to see the beautiful new rooms that are now available, and to learn more about the skilled and person-centred care offered, a care which offers Dignity in Dementia.”
Fellow director Nick Wood, who has been responsible for the design changes said, “The concept behind the Lakeview Lodge transition to dementia care is to use our successful experience with dementia to create both inside and outside sensory stimulation for residents, with an environment and activities to improve their quality of life.”
Lakeview Lodge offers innovative design features including purpose considered decor, textures, music and lighting, and a skilled Activity Co-Ordinator who provides daily meaningful and relevant activities. We also offer our “Sensory Dementia Experience” to staff, family, friends and carers to enhance training and awareness of this condition.
An exciting new innovation, to be opened in September, is a Sensory Garden where purpose built design features will include a colourful circular path, sights and smells which evoke memories of the past, skilled lighting, textures, colours and music to enhance the sensory experience. Bus-stops and benches will encourage reminiscence, and outdoor activities will further improve the quality of life for our residents.