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Sensory garden opened for Hyndburn dementia patients
5:00pm Wednesday 12th September 2012 in News
AN Accrington care home has unveiled a new sensory garden designed specifically for people with dementia.
The garden at Springhill Care Home in Fairfield Street, has been created in conjunction with Dr Garuth Chalfont, an internationally recognised expert in the art and science of ‘healing gardens.’
It has been designed to be a safe, secluded area with a woodland theme featuring trees, gentle slopes and safe walkways, with colourful foliage intended to facilitate relaxation and calm.
Springhill has introduced the garden as part of a recently opened specialist care centre for a range of illnesses associated with dementia.
Theresa Swan, general manager of the home, said: “The specialist care centre has allowed us to create a beautiful care facility which is designed to be a home for life.
“We have taken an integrated approach, with both outdoor and indoor spaces being given equal importance.”
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