Tailored specifically to meet with the care home’s residential needs and usage, Shackletons provided a complete personalisation of design and manufactured items to create an environment that would encourage social interaction and evoke happy memories.
Designed specifically to enhance the quality of life in the elderly, and those living with dementia, Shackletons worked closely with the care home owners to develop a complete ‘move in to’ care home.
Eight months of design consultation resulted in not just a range of bespoke seating, manufactured to specific heights, back supports and fabric requirements but absolutely every component needed to complete the home. From bespoke designed bedroom furniture to skirting boards, carpets, curtains, and soft furnishings, to specific crockery and cutlery; designed for ease of use and handling, Shackletons worked through a comprehensive inventory of items that would bring the whole project together.
Sarah Thompson, Regional Sales Manager for Shackletons Says: “Our experience and in depth knowledge of working with new build care developments meant we could guide the owners through the whole process of care home functionality and visual appeal.
“Being mindful of the need to create belonging for the residents was a major part of our involvement. From replicating newspapers from eras that relate to their residents, to sourcing ornaments and the design and manufacture of dementia specific signage for wayfinding; we worked really hard to provide an all-encompassing residential and dementia care environment.”
Elizabeth Sohawan, owner of Woodlands care home says: “The support and level of service we have received from Shackletons is out of this world. Sarah’s knowledge really helped us create a home that will fully support our residents and carers’ needs in a positive environment – we’re very impressed with the results.”