Staff at The Dynes in Kemsing have been busy rejuvenating the care home by introducing new themed corridors throughout the home.
The creative members of staff have been imaginative and rather resourceful and created a number of feature walls for each area, throughout the ground floor of the home. They currently have a London theme, a Hollywood theme and an area which focuses on bringing the great outdoors inside.
For their next theme, they decided to go bigger and better and create a nostalgic seaside environment, reminiscent of the residents’ past holidays. Now complete, the walls are jam-packed with canvas paintings, depicting days at the Great British seaside, created by Rebecca Pope, as well as a number of bits and bobs from shells and fishing nets to anchors and nautical bunting.
Feature walls are a growing trend in care homes as they create an uplifting environment for those living with dementia, they are also therapeutic, enabling residents to see and touch the sensory objects and can be reminiscent, triggering memories of their past.
Nicky Pett, home manager of The Dynes said, “Our feature walls are a huge hit with the residents, they love looking at all the different sensory objects and our visitors love them too.
“The new canvas paintings are an absolutely wonderful addition, they really tell a story of a bygone British summer holiday and they certainly brighten up the corridors.”