Homely vs. home-like: When designing care facilities for people with dementia, it is important to create a homely environment. After all the care facility isnâ€™t like a home, it is a home.
The word â€˜homeâ€™ elicits an emotive response. Our home is our personal space where we are independent. We have control over the environment and tailor it to our tastes. This should be no different for a person with dementia, whether they are living in their home or in a residential care facility. Find out more
Personalisation is important in private spaces such as the bedroom. The person living with dementia will find their bedroom more familiar when it has objects or even colours that are familiar and meaningful to them.