At Groundwater Lodge in Maryborough, we’ve been enhancing our secure dementia household so it can cater for 20 residents with advanced memory care needs.
Key to these enhancements are the upgrades to our generous outdoor spaces, including our new sensory garden, and newly planted flower beds and raised veggie patches that residents can easily access.
Residents will be able to enjoy lots of opportunities for gentle gardening activities, like planting, digging or watering.
According to Residential Service Manager, Judy Fisher, these garden spaces can be very therapeutic for residents with memory support needs, providing them with peaceful places to safely walk around or sit amongst nature.
“It’s widely known that being engaged with nature promotes relaxation and reminiscing. We look forward to supporting residents to tend the plants, pick the flowers or just enjoy being in the fresh air,” said Judy.
“At Groundwater, we also have comfortable indoor areas where dementia residents can spend time with others, participate in our dementia-specific lifestyle program, or enjoy one-on-one time with our experienced Carers and Nurses.
“People living with dementia often prefer quieter places because it helps them feel calmer and more at ease. Our secure dementia household is perfectly designed to provide a range of safe and enjoyable indoor and outdoor spaces.”
To find out about respite and permanent private suites at Groundwater Lodge, call our friendly Admissions Team on (07) 4120 5800.