Dementia care home opens in Wolverhampton

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

MHA has opened the Wednesfield care centre in Wolverhampton, a 60-bed residential dementia care home, and a 40-apartment housing with care scheme plus an activity-based social day care centre. The development is a partnership project between MHA, Wolverhampton City Council, Wolverhampton PCT and the Housing Corporation. Waterside House is Wednesfield care centre’s dedicated dementia care home. Its manager, Sue Bishop,said the home was based around four individual wings, with helpful design features like colour coding to help aid orientation. As well as spacious private rooms with ensuite facilities, each wing has its own kitchen facilities, dining area and lounge. “It works really well, because the residents move freely around all areas of the home and socialise with other residents and family and friends,” said Ms Bishop. A full-time activities co-ordinator works with each resident to provide activities to suit personal interests and abilities. Residents also practise daily living skills like washing u

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