We have 5 lounges, these rooms are designed environmentally to match each stage of living with Dementia (early, middle and later or advanced stages)
These rooms are always changing and adapting to meet the needs of the people living in the home. They also fluctuate in number depending upon the number of people at each stage and to the social characteristics within the home. Some people will choose to orientate themselves to different rooms to sit with their friends, or maybe because they prefer to have a quick nap in a room in which therapeutic music is being played. Some people interact with all the activites offered and some people just enjoy peacefully people watching.
When visiting the home for the first time these rooms can seem particularly busy in comparison to other homes; this is because 95% people who live in Wisteria homes do not spend very much of their time in their bedroom preferring to be amongst the people who they live with and the welcoming, friendly feeling they receive from the staff team.
The home complies with all CQC safety and security requirements.
Our garden and patio area are safe and secure. The front door has a security fob system which is over ridden upon the sound of the fire alarms activating. All the windows have discreet window restrictors which can only be opened to 10cm, radiators have covers. Hot water taps have preset temperature valves to prevent scalding, bedroom doors have a personal key and can be locked from the inside but for safety can be over ridden with a master key. Bedrooms have a bedside cupboard in which the top drawer has a key which is ideal for the keeping personal items, a small safe is available in bedroom wardrobes, if required. All rooms including bathrooms, communal rooms and bedrooms have a call bell system, as well as appropriate signage, we also have orientation walls to assist anybody feeling lost within the building. All carpets are plain to help with depth perceptions that people living with Dementia can experience. All bedrooms have a motion sensor alarm system which alerts night staff when somebody gets up during the night or falls. All bedrooms doors have a door contact alarms which can be activated upon a Covid 19 outbreak to assist with quarantining. Also we have secrity fob system which is over ridden upon the sound of the fire alarms activating within certain sections of the home to also assist with quarrantining in the event of a Covid 19 outbreak. We have many assistive technology items within our call bell system, for example, we have chair alarm matts which offer extra safety for individuals who are at a higher risk of falls, etc.