Translating the Care Principles into actions, the physical design of the Lodge focusses on 4 major components, adapted from Person-Directed Dementia Care Assessment Tool
An engaging and pleasant atmosphere for people with dementia, staff, family, and visitors, to create a true homely atmosphere. Every corner of the home has sufficient natural lighting, including the visitor’s lounge, nurse’s station, common room, and each bed room.
2. Space Configuration
The living spaces are cleverly configured, to provide an internal and external environment that is safe, secure, and easy for residents to navigate & make the best of their remaining abilities. A variety of spaces are provided, some for quiet conversations, and some for larger group interaction, as well as spaces where residents can be by themselves.