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Jitesh Patel speaks with The Care Home Environment about catering to dementia in care facilities

Friday 1 February 2019

Jitesh Patel, our Senior Development Manager, talks to The Care Home Environment about our responsibility to create sustainable communities that can accommodate to this vulnerable and growing section of society.

Developers of assisted living facilities have an important role in helping to accommodate to the more than 534,000 people living with dementia in the UK. Once an environment is no longer suitable for someone living with the condition, the best solution is to adapt their immediate surroundings in order to avoid moving them and causing further disruption.

Developers should consider how accommodation needs might vary for those moving through early, middle and late stage dementia, as well as, employ assistive technology that can help people remain autonomous and independent for longer. Although these improvements may be costly, developers and local authorities should work together to create a standardised building model that can be used for assisted living facilities in the future. 

To read more of Jitesh's commentary and have a look at a case study on our Stoke Extra Care Housing Project, follow the link to The Care Home Environment- https://content.yudu.com/web/1...