Seeing how good design can improve life for people with dementia was the focus of a county councillor’s visit to a Rugby care home.
Drovers House care home welcomed Cllr Jose Compton, Warwickshire County Council portfolio holder for adult social care.
Cllr Compton met with residents and carers, joined in a war time sing-along, and saw first-hand how the not-for-profit home in Railway Terrace tries to eliminate the anxiety and confusion associated with the condition.
Half the people at Drovers House receive funding help from Warwickshire County Council and Cllr Compton was eager to see how the latest developments in care helped people become more independent.
Cllr Compton said: “I really enjoyed my visit and was very impressed with everything I saw.
“It just goes to prove that life with dementia can be enriching, fun and fulfilling.
“All the people there seemed to be very content and well looked after - and the entertainment was great too.”
Drovers House encourages residents to resume their interests and daily activities such as cooking, cleaning, dancing and – thanks to the home’s facilities – shopping and cinema trips.
It was purpose built for people living with dementia by Warwickshire charity WCS Care and opened last year, although not everybody there has dementia.
Visit www.wcs-care.co.uk for more information.