Wynyard Woods care home creates a 3D interactive village
Wynyard Woods care home near Billingham has created an exciting new 3D interactive village inside the home for residents to enjoy with the help of Find Memory Care.
Kath Sargent, Manager at Wynyard Woods has introduced themed areas and interactive 3D shops into the care home to provide residents with more opportunities to socialise and interact with others according to their preferences.
The new areas created include a seaside scene with a Punch and Judy show and an extensive tailor-made 3D interactive village. The village scene includes a village store, “Wynyard Woollen clothes shop”, a post office, a cafe where many residents can be found having a cup of tea, and a garden scene with sounds of the outdoors, garden benches and flowers.
This exciting project has used some of the latest design innovations, incorporating tailored murals, specifically designed lighting and working windows which residents can open to access items behind them.
Kath commented “The new areas have been brought to life with the help of Find Memory Care to ensure best practices in dementia care are reflected.
“Since the introduction of the murals and 3D shops, the home has seen many more residents opting to sit in the additional areas. Our murals have a significant purpose and offer many benefits that both our residents and their families can enjoy”
Studies of care setting environments have shown that murals, when used correctly, can help to reduce the stress of people living with dementia. Not only do the murals create a splash of colour, but they also add a functional use for the residents when incorporated into the environment and activities.
Wynyard Woods provides residential and dementia care for 50 residents in Wynyard.