One of Find’s recent successful launches is our growing range of Murals. We recently collaborated with Anchor Care Homes to install a ‘high street’ of shop fronts. Including a General Store, Post Office, Book Shop, Hat and Coat Shop, Flower Shop, and Tea Room.
Anchor Springfield’s Resident Manager, Vicki Hemsworth, states: “We previously worked with Find to add a corner shop mural with a 3-D market barrow to our resident’s dining area. We dressed it up with baskets of real fruit, crisps and biscuits so customers can come and help themselves to a snack whenever they want. “The new space had an instant visual impact and we immediately noticed that it was encouraging people to eat and drink more, socialise and reminisce.” ” We wanted to create an even bigger impact by adding Murals to a larger surface so we worked with Find to turn our entire upstairs corridor into a market street!”
Vicki continues: “The new market street keeps people engaged and promotes conversation. People can get a newspaper from the general store, try on hats, look at flowers or chat to each other in the Tea Room. The shops also help customers with way-finding as they are more recognisable. Before, all of our corridors looked the same and no one took notice of the pictures hanging on the walls.”
Vicki said, “Our staff takes real pride and ownership of the changes to the environment. They can see a change in customers and how happy the new spaces make them.”
“We’ve recently been revalidated for accreditation and inspectors were over the moon with the changes to the environment. We strongly believe these will further enhance our CQC rating
Murals have proved to be a powerful and effective tool within care homes and hospitals. Creating a refreshed and interesting environment and encouraging social interaction between residents.
Find Memory Care Murals are carefully designed to incorporate the right amount of ‘real’ attributes without causing confusion and frustration. We strongly advise that Murals incorporate 3-dimensional, interactive elements too. These are important because they make an experience real and allow users to engage with the environment that the Mural creates.
We understand it can be difficult to know where to start and how to implement environmental changes for the maximum benefit of all involved in the process. That is why we offer a FREE, NO OBLIGATION ENVIRONMENTAL VISIT which will provide you with all the recommendations you need.