Wilton Place is a step closer to opening after the keys to the building were handed over to general manager Antoinette by Colin Johnson, group operations director of Acheson, the company responsible for its construction.
Wilton Place is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers. It will provide residential and dementia care for 66 residents from respite care to long-term stays and is due to open to its first residents in December 2022.
Wilton Place has been specifically designed to provide high-quality elderly care, including residential care, as well as care and support for individuals living with dementia.
Its specialist Memory Lane Community utilises a careful blend of skills and techniques developed by leading experts in the field of dementia care, incorporating person-centred design in its use of colour and cues to help individuals navigate through the home.
Thoughtful interior design features, such as specially adapted crockery and tableware, will assist with reminiscence. Communities will be broken up into small units with a family atmosphere so that people can feel safe and comfortable.
Services will be based on independence, dignity and choice, supported by a person-centred approach to care. Staffing levels reflect needs and people living with dementia are offered a range of activities to help preserve life skills, support interactions and retain a sense of purpose and selfhood.
Antoinette described the moment as: “A very proud day for everyone involved.”
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