With Langtree Care Home and the Standish Care Village on the horizon, we at Millennium Care wanted to connect with our local community and give people an experience they wouldn’t forget.
We wanted to give people an insight into living with dementia, and of course, answer any questions that came from that. Inviting Training2Care to Standish on Saturday 27th May, they brought their Virtual Dementia Tour. A bus which provides a scientifically proven dementia experience for those who take part.
We were blown away when taking part ourselves. The uncomfortable shoe soles, oversized gloves, restricted vision goggles and loud headphones made simple tasks almost impossible – it was a real eye opener.
Members of the public fed back after taking part, many focusing on an increased amount of empathy and awareness for their loved ones and what they are going through or have already been through. It was great to see so many benefit.
The training is also proven to improve communication skills and caregiver training and we’re looking forward to offering the experience to employees across the group.
As well as the above, it can lead to improvement in designs – something Millennium Care is exceptionally passionate about.
Worthington Lake, part of the Standish Care Village, is accredited in dementia design and the final home for the village, Langtree, will follow the same path ensuring it’s the best possible home for those with high levels of dementia.
Its vital homes are fit for current and future residents, giving them the opportunity to thrive!
All in all, it was great being out in the community and – if we’ve helped one person deal with a difficult situation, or better support a loved one then it was a successful day.
To find out more about the Standish Care Village, click here.