Lisa Pilley, senior colour designer at Dulux Trade, explains the best colour solutions and paints to choose when designing or refreshing dementia friendly care homes
Knowing the best design practices to apply in care homes is key to creating a comfortable and homely environment optimised for both residents and staff – especially when it comes to caring for those living with dementia. Lisa Pilley, senior colour designer at Dulux Trade, explains the best colour solutions and paints to choose when designing or refreshing dementia friendly care homes
Making residents feel comfortable is a top priority for care home managers and staff, which is why it is important to understand the role that colour and design can play in achieving this. The right design, colour, and paint formulas are crucial for creating a space that is not only homely and relaxing, but practical and safe. For elderly residents - particularly those living with dementia, who, according to the Alzheimer’s Society, make up 75 per cent of care home residents - there are specific paint and design choices that can improve quality of life and the overall care home experience.
To know how to cater to residents’ varying needs, it is important to understand the reasons behind their requirements. Many care homes cater for residents both with and without dementia, so it is important to ensure that building designs meet the needs of everyone.
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