Parkside Care Home in Maryport, Cumbria, has undergone a £1m ($1.3m) refurbishment and now meets the “Dementia Gold Standard”. The 29-bed facility has been fully redecorated, with enhancements made to the bathrooms and some of the bedrooms. The installation of a garden room has also created additional space for residents. The works concentrated on the creation of an environment that would be of particular benefit to dementia patients, with a range of colour-coded walls, carpets and signage helping to reduce stress and anxiety. Double-glazed windows and doors, an improved ventilation system and LED lighting will all help reduce carbon emissions, according to Cumbria County Council. Patricia Bell, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, added: “I am thrilled that the home is now ready to welcome people back, and I am sure that staff and residents will enjoy the newly refurbished facilities”.
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