Work set to begin on dementia home extension

09:00 14 June 2014

The proposed extension for Rose Lodge Care Home.

The proposed extension for Rose Lodge Care Home.

Archant

An Exmouth dementia care home is preparing to begin a new building project that will enable it to provide more specialised care for its residents.

Rose Lodge Care Home in Isca Road currently has 24 rooms, plus day care provision.

It is planning to build a new extension that will form a self-contained community for residents with early to mid-stage dementia – with the existing building housing those with mid to late-stage dementia – a total of 33 residents in all.

Having received planning permission last year, the home has now secured the required funding and work is set to begin in the next month, with completion in February or March next year.

Owner Peter de Groot said: “What we have observed is that people who are at a similar stage of dementia mix together better.

“With two groups we can tailor activities for the right stage. [At an early stage of dementia] people are physically more active, intellectually more capable, and they become over time quieter and more passive.

“We are very active and do a lot of different activities, but particularly when people are at an early stage, and still have some awareness of what’s going on and their own condition, it’s much nicer for them to just mix with people at that stage.”

He added that the new build has been designed to resemble semi-detached cottages, to keep it a domestic size, and that Rose Lodge had received input on the plans from the University of Stirling’s dementia services development centre.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

14:39

‘It is one of the nastiest poisons there is and can cause seizures and kidney failure within days’

Read more
12:38

Take a look back at the Exmouth Christmas Day swim thirty years ago.

Read more

Carousel Childcare is holding a party in Budleigh Salterton to say goodbye to the town after more than 30 years.

Read more
06:30

Topsham Sea Scouts has hailed its annual winter fair a success after raising £642 towards a new hut.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

A Budleigh Salterton charity is reaching out to elderly members of the community living alone this Christmas.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:07

A man who followed a terrified teenager around Exmouth town centre for ten minutes has been jailed for dragging her into his car and assaulting her.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

An Exmouth mum celebrated her 50th birthday by raising funds for a cancer charity.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

An auction of seven paintings created by Budleigh Salterton’s adopted son Reg Varney have raised vital funds for charity.

Read more
Mon, 15:56

Campaigners from Sidmouth showed united front with others in fight for NHS

Read more
Mon, 12:30

An Exmouth woman has spent three months in Africa, helping to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications