New Working Age Dementia Unit to Open at Hatzfeld House
9th May 2012
Work is nearing completion on a 13-bed unit for people suffering with early onset dementia in Blidworth, Nottinghamshire.
Hatzfeld House Care Centre is expanding its provision for people under the age of 65 by opening a new state-of-the-art facility in the grounds of the existing 23-bed residential care home on Mansfield Road.
The unit, aimed at promoting semi-independent living, will consist of 13 studio flats each with its own bedroom, seating area and a flat screen TV and en-suite wet room.
In addition to the flats the building will have a communal kitchen, dining area and spacious lounge with flat screen televisions and comfortable sofas. There will also be a day care centre on the first floor with lift access, a full size pool table and a Nintendo Wii. The centre will be used for a wide range of activities including dementia support group and residents book club meetings.
Hatzfeld House Care Centre Manager Jessica Poznanski said they want to encourage residents with working age dementia to lead active and fulfilling lives.
“We really looking forward to the completion of the extension as it will offer people the chance to live in their own flat but benefit from 24-hour on-site care,” said Jessica.
“People often associate dementia with old age, but unfortunately younger people can suffer from it as well. Many dementia care services only cater for people over 65, and where services are open to younger users these may not be appropriate to their needs.
“Our new facility, however, which we hope will be open later this month, has been designed specifically with the needs of younger people in mind and we want it to feel like a beautiful home from home.
“Residents will have their own front door and will be able to invite their friends and family round to visit. We want to encourage people to lead as independent a life as possible.
“The new building has already attracted a lot of interest and some of the flats have already been reserved.”
Residents will also benefit from a sensory garden which has a summer house, patio areas, dementia paths which all lead back to the front entrance and raised borders. The specially designed space provides opportunities for gardening, exercise, personal reflection and privacy and also stimulation with colour, smells and sounds of wildlife.
“Having access to a nice garden can meet so many different needs for people with dementia and their caregivers,” explained Jessica. “Good garden design can be part of a treatment plan for people with dementia who are very restless or agitated and who like or need to walk a lot.”
Hatzfeld House Care Centre is a family-run residential home and specialises in looking after people with dementia. In addition to the working age dementia unit the Band 3 rated home will also be opening a new therapy room offering holistic treatments including massage, aromatherapy and reflexology to promote general good health and wellbeing.
For more information about Hatzfeld House Care Centre, or to enquire about the new facilities, please contact Jessica Poznanski on 01623 464541.
Notes to Editors
- Hatzfeld House Care Centre is owned by Hatzfeld Care Ltd which also owns Willowgarth Residential Care Village in Hornsea and Hatzfeld Homecare Services in Newark.