With our creation of the Moorings and it’s additional facilities, we felt there was an opportunity to enhance our care offering by moving into the dementia care sector.
In order to maintain our high standards and offer the very best in quality focussed care to our residents that our reputation would be enhanced by, we felt we needed to carry out thorough research into the area of dementia (including improve our knowledge base and ensuring training for our team and our managers). With that in mind, we have made the following investments and changes to Newfield Lodge to ensure it meets and exceeds the requirements for a quality dementia care home, with a focus on sensory and stimulation.
Newfield Lodge benefits from a previous conversion which provided it with extremely large bedrooms and en-suite facilities. Many bedrooms are large enough (23m2 excluding additional en-suite) to allow residents to bring their own furniture or items of sentimental value should they desire. The whole building has a feeling of spaciousness with wide corridors and light, airy lounge areas.
It’s close proximity to St Annes town centre has historically led to it being very popular with those residents who enjoy assisted walks out for their shopping enjoyment and to simply enjoy the picturesque surrounding area. Given the change in our care provision at Newfield Lodge, we expect to be able to continue such trips out where it is safe and in the interests of the resident to do so.