Dementia Friendly Accommodation
Corner Lodge

Dementia care presents specific challenges and requires much more than simply carrying out a series of practical tasks. Our residents have the opportunity to move around safely and enjoy their home to the full thanks to defined areas, the use of colour contrast and appropriate signage that is clearly worded and pictorially illustrated. We understand the importance of access to the outdoors as it provides the opportunity for exercise, fresh air, relieves tension and anxiety and offers personal space for reflection and privacy.

Charming Corner Lodge

Corner Lodge is beautifully furnished, set in charming sensory garden, close to the sea and local amenities. The home has recently been upgraded to offer excellent and homely accommodation. The comfort and happiness of our residents is our prime concern.

The home is purpose built and designed to provide specialist dementia care in a comfortable, bright & secure environment. We operate a keypad security system to access and/or exit the building or any of the 3 floors, ensuring 24 hour safety of the residents. A lift is available.

The Lounges

There are five well proportioned light and airy lounges with televisions and music systems. Residents are encouraged to move around freely within these lounges so as to promote their independence. The lounges are tastefully decorated and comfortable, with well positioned seating to enable social interaction. The residents also have access to the computer and the internet including ‘Skype’ in the main lounge to provide that continuous stimulation and enhancement of life skills.

The Gardens

Our gardens are maintained with beautiful flower beds. encouraging our residents to sit outside and enjoy the tranquil surroundings The gardening club allows the residents to join in and contribute to the home, as though it was their own.

The corner lodge features a conservatory, bringing in the garden all year round, providing a soothing area for residents to relax in. A 24 hour snack buffet trolley is available in the conservatory.

The Rooms

The dining area is tastefully decorated and looks out onto the garden. Hot and cold drinks are available 24 hours.

We have 46 very spacious and well-decorated rooms. The majority have en suite facilities and views of the sea or of fields. Residents are welcome and encouraged to bring their own belongings to make them feel more at home. The residents have a choice of either a walk in shower or the use of an assisted bathroom. Our carers also provide assistance with dressing, dining and mobility, as required.

CCTV Introduction for Well Being

Through family feedback and then by consulting staff and residents alike, we introduced CCTV to all communal areas. The introduction has increased trust with all stakeholders and has been a success whereby matters and concerns have been addressed positively. Given our client group , there are incidents without witnesses so CCtv has given insights where to improve and build relationships with family, or often the case alleviate concerns.

Even though introduced over a year ago, we are still one of the only homes to take this bold step in North Essex.