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STAY IN YOUR OWN HOME

ROOMS

Senior Home Solutions adapts your rooms within your home to better suit your needs

Bathroom

Making Bathing Easier

For people living with dementia, bathrooms are an area of the home presenting unique safety challenges. Safety and accessibility concerns can be overcome with knowledgeable and aesthetically pleasing design choices.

High contrast grab rails are easy to see and reach for. A toilet seat offering great contrast with its surroundings will be a welcome relief.

Kitchen

In the Kitchen Simplicity will Suffice

When planning a kitchen, keep things simple, easy and clear. If you can, flood the kitchen with light. Consider traditional appliances such as a free standing fridge and washing machine as integrated appliances may become difficult for people to find.

Even coffee and tea containers could be transparent polycarbonate, allowing an easy visual reference to the contents/

Choose brightly coloured tableware, allowing for contrast between food and plate, which will make the food more appetising.

Bedroom

Sleeping Safely and Soundly

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (scie.org.uk) recommends using a plain coloured carpet throughout the home, sudden dark changes in colour can be mistaken for holes in the floor.

Decluttering the bedroom, adding a simple night and day or descriptive clock can also provide an excellent visual aid for people living with dementia.

Living Room

We take careful note of the guidelines produced by the Royal Institute of British Architects and dementia experts HammondCare when adapting living rooms.

When we consider redeveloping dementia friendly living rooms, we look at light and lighting; floors and flooring; furniture and furnishings and how we know where things are.

Gardens

Safe, healthy, dementia friendly gardens

Gardens are simply great, and those fortunate enough to have access to a garden will attest. When we plan a dementia friendly garden we look at paths and walkways, leading through interesting aspects in a wholly safe fashion,

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY

Steve Michael is very committed to making the world a better place to be for people living with dementia

"Steve has sought advice from us at the Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester, on how small adaptations to people own homes can make a big difference to the way their quality of life and the way they experience the world. Ensuring people with dementia can continue to live full and autonomous lives is key to living well"
Teresa Atkinson
Senior Research Fellow, Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester

Senior Home Solutions are unique in enabling people to live well in their own homes

"My course teaches that with the right level of support people can live very well with dementia and other age-related challenges. Steve and Senior Home Solutions are unique in their experience and in their ability to provide the type of innovative interior design solutions that enable people to maintain their independence in their own homes."
Colette Sunner
Educator and Dementia Awareness Advocate

Senior Home Solutions work is invaluable for people living with dementia

"The interior design work that Steve and his team at Senior Home Solutions undertake has proven invaluable for individuals who are striving to live well with dementia and other age-related challenges. It's Steve's empathetic and detailed approach that makes the difference."
Dr. Richard Bennett,
Director and Principal Clinical Psychologist, Think Psychology
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