Care homes of the future could see technology take a leading role in the delivery of care

The report, ‘Silver Chic: The future of retirement housing and care’ contains two computer generated images that depict how care homes could look in fifty years time. (Now 44 years as the report was published in 2015) The designs are complete with ambient monitoring walls, rotating gardens and virtual pets for residents, and are completeContinue reading “Care homes of the future could see technology take a leading role in the delivery of care”

Housing for Dementia and Integrated Care in the Netherlands

This case study looks at two contrasting examples of accommodation for older people in the Netherlands, comparing the successful care of dementia, as exemplified by De Hogeweyk, a ‘Dementia Village’, with accommodation for independent living with integrated care as exemplified by the award winning Pelgromhof project. Read in full at Source: CPA-International-Case-Study-4-Housing-and-Dementia-Care-in-the-Netherlands.pdf

Introduction of the exercise instructor role to support mobility and independence for elderly residents in a dementia care setting

A couple of years ago (2018) a senior support worker at a Belong Wigan care village led a project to introduce an exercise instructor role, after identifying best practice in this area. Belong is a charitable non-profit making care organisation whose ethos is ‘To support older people to live their own lives through the creationContinue reading “Introduction of the exercise instructor role to support mobility and independence for elderly residents in a dementia care setting”

Village 135

Village 135 is an extra care village of 135 apartments and community hub for Older People in Wythenshawe, Manchester 04/07/18 This Housing LIN Case Study (no 149) was written by Damian Utton, Director of Pozzoni Architecture, the architects behind the Village 135 community and retirement living hub in Wythenshawe, Manchester. Following an investment of £5.19m from the DepartmentContinue reading “Village 135”

Inside the Dutch ‘dementia village’ that offers beer, bingo, and top-notch healthcare

Residents of Hogeweyk, a village located in Weesp, Netherlands, lead a normal life. They go to the grocery store, complain about the weather, and enjoy a weekly game of bingo. But there’s one thing that sets the 152 residents apart from the general public: Everyone has an advanced form of dementia. Hogeweyk is a nursingContinue reading “Inside the Dutch ‘dementia village’ that offers beer, bingo, and top-notch healthcare”

Hobart’s ‘museum of sex and death’ to help design Australia’s first dementia village

De Hogewejk, a Dutch gated community which opened in 2009. Photograph: Anita Edridge  Tasmania’s experimental Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) gallery is collaborating on the design of Korongee: a care village with dementia-friendly homes and businesses