Safe and supportive environments
We provide dementia care in safe and supportive dementia friendly environments and understand that dementia care presents specific challenges and requires much more than simply carrying out a series of practical tasks.
Anchor continually consult a range of leading dementia specialists to ensure that our care homes offer dementia care in safe, supportive, specially adapted environments that maximise a person’s independence and enhance their self-esteem.
Residents living with dementia have the opportunity to move around safely in their home. They are supported in this by the use of defined areas and appropriate signage that is clearly worded and pictorially illustrated, enabling residents to orientate themselves. Considered use of colour contrast also helps make our buildings understandable to those with impaired memory and high levels of anxiety.
Enjoy time outdoors
We understand the importance of access to the outdoors as it provides the opportunity for exercise, fresh air, relieves tension and anxiety and offers personal space for reflection and privacy. Being outside stimulates the production of vitamin D, helping to maintain healthy muscles and bones. It also offers stimulation in the form of different colours, textures and natural smells and sounds.
Spending time outside in a garden has been shown to positively affect a person’s emotions and to improve their sense of well-being.
Our care homes have private, secure gardens with easy access and pathways you can follow safely. Some of our homes also have sensory gardens to enhance the outdoor experience through smells and touch. Find out more about adapting living environments for those with dementia.