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Do Not Disturb Signs


Do Not Disturb signs

Working in a care home includes supporting residents with personal care when they are unable to tend to their own needs independently.  Although care staff aim to be very respectful and treat individuals with dignity, sometimes others are less thoughtful.  For instance, even if a person knocks on a door before entering, they do not always wait for a response and could walk in, causing embarrassment, distress and agitation.

To help maintain a person’s privacy and dignity whilst tending to personal hygiene tasks, Find have introduced new REUSEABLE Do Not Disturb signs that can easily be applied to any flat surface and then removed quickly (leaving no residue), returned to their backing sheet and stored ready for use next time. The signs are easy to clean and durable, making them an ideal product to use when appropriate.

Watch our video to see just how easy they are to use.

Such an easy and cost effective way to go a further step to ensuring the dignity of those you care for, but certainly one worth adopting.

The signs could be used for a variety of other purposes too, including meetings as they are very simple and versatile.  All you need to do is remember to put it on the door before you start and remove when you have finished.  The backing sheet is an excellent prompt to remind you to remove it.


Our Do Not Disturb Signs are Reusable

This item is an essential product to ensure that dignity is maintained.

Pack Sizes
  • 28 Signs @ 300mm wide
  • 18 Signs @ 450mm wide
  • Dignity
  • Wayfinding
  • Reduce stress, frustration and embarrassment
  • Improved confidence
  • Supports someone to live in their own home for longer
Simple changes can help a person with dementia maintain their independence

Living with dementia can make any familiar or unfamiliar environment feel daunting, leading to distress and agitation. And so, signage is important to our everyday lives. Signs help us to interpret, understand and manage new and familiar environments. We all have a ‘cognitive map.’ A mental picture of the places that are familiar. But unfamiliar environments make us more reliant on signs to help us navigate.

Clever use of signs can help those with declining cognitive abilities to make the right decisions when finding their way around. Helping to maintain their independence.

So, what is good dementia signage?

Good dementia-friendly signage:

Do Not Disturb Signs Reusable is to be fitted to the door (not the adjacent wall)

A person’s height can reduce by six inches as they age. Signs should be fitted in the line of sight at 1.3 metres above the ground

We recognise words by their shape. Each sign should have clear lettering which is easy to read and understand; a capital letter at the beginning of a word, followed by lower case

Signage should also include decent quality images to help identify the purpose of a room. This is particularly important for those people with dementia who can no longer read. It also helps those whose first language is not English or with learning difficulties. Using images rather than sketches means the pictures are clear and easily recognisable for those with sight impairment as well as memory issues

Do Not Disturb Signs Reusable Sign should stand out and not be surrounded by other signs and information

Can’t find the sign you are looking for, custom designs are available on request, please contact our office  

We also do a range of temporary signs if you need something a bit larger 

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
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