Dementia Care Homes
By working collaboratively with the client, innovative solutions exceeded the operational requirements and the design standards for Dementia Care. Both dementia care homes, which are run in parallel at Carlisle and Copeland sites, accommodate 60 residents each with a mixture of dementia and high dependency needs. The identical buildings deliver a centre of excellence for people with dementia and it was therefore important for Wilson Mason to ensure an understanding of dementia needs was reflected into this project design.
The design provides the users with a high-quality living / working environment which also helps support the recruitment and retention of staff. A prime factor in the client’s brief was for there to be a common feel to the facilities which were owned and operated by them, with corporate areas matching the overall branding aesthetic, supporting the idea of ‘sustainability for staffing and to be the best in the North West’. It was important to create a calm and relaxing internal and external environment by utilising natural ventilation and day lighting. The project was completed early and on budget.