Earlier this year, colleagues and customers at Arden Grove participated in a University of Worcester research project which explores different models of extra care housing for people living with dementia.
The study, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research School for Social Care, delves into various extra care housing models and their potential to enhance the wellbeing of individuals living with dementia.
Arden Grove opened its doors to academics based at the University of Worcester’s Association for Dementia Studies, who were given the opportunity to interview our colleagues, customers and their families. This helped provide vital insight into the functions of a dementia care setting.
The researchers have now developed resource booklets pitched at three key audiences: individuals and families affected by dementia, as well as organisations engaged in providing extra care housing for people living with dementia, adult social care commissioners and professionals.
Tracey Wakeling, Registered Manager at Arden Grove said: “We were delighted to have the opportunity to support this important research. Our colleagues and customers are well placed to share best practice and experiences of what it is like to live with dementia or care for people who do. We hope the publications associated with this research will help promote greater understanding of the work we do.”
Arden Grove is one of our specialist housing care services for people with dementia located in Tile Hill, Coventry.
Colleagues are on site at Arden Grove 24 hours a day and facilities at the care setting include: 33 self-contained one bedroom apartments with kitchens and en-suite fully-adapted shower rooms, communal lounges and kitchens on each floor stimulating a sense of place and home with specialist dementia care available.
To find out more about the research project head here.