Anchor’s Tolson Grange care home in Huddersfield has opened a new sensory room to help residents with dementia.
The room has been decorated with pastel colours and uses light-reflecting equipment and calming sounds. It also includes lighting such as sky-light projectors, relaxer bubble tubes and sensory cushions.
Manager Paula Brownhill said: “Some residents with dementia can find it difficult to communicate and are frightened as they are in a confused world. A sensory room will enable them to relax in a calming environment.
"It will help residents remember when they didn’t have dementia and feel more comfortable and calmer."
The staff at Tolson Grange have been given advanced dementia training and are registered as Dignity Champions. Anchor have more Dignity Champions than any other care provider outside of the NHS and offer support to the family and friends of those living with dementia by providing access to information and advice.
Manager Paula Brownhill said: “Our trained staff provide the specialist care enabling older people to enjoy independence and get the best out of life."