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Councillor opens new dementia suite in Ascot

October 21st 2013

Celebrations marked the opening of a new suite at Care UK’s Larkland House that will offer specialist nursing care for people with dementia, on Tuesday (15th October).

Councillor David Coppinger, The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead’s Lead member for adult services and health, cut the ribbon to open the new service at the home in London Road, Ascot. The suite will provide first-class specialist dementia nursing for up to 14 residents who have dementia as well as medical conditions that require full-time nursing care.

Each of the rooms is en-suite with a modern wet-room and residents will also be able to enjoy watching a flat screen television available in each room. There is also a lounge where the residents will be able to meet friends or take part in activities and hobbies they enjoy.

Cllr Coppinger said: “I was very pleased to be able to open this wonderful new service that will give first class nursing care to people in our borough. Caring for our ageing population is a key aim of the council and it is reassuring to know that services are being developed to secure the health and wellbeing of people with dementia.”

Maizie Mears-Owens, Care UK’s head of dementia services, helped to develop the new service. She said: “The suite and the rooms look beautiful and they make the most of natural daylight, which we know benefits people with dementia.

“The suite has been designed to minimise confusion, with special signage and use of colour so that residents can move around safely without becoming disorientated. This, teamed with first class nursing care, will create the perfect home for people with the condition who want to have choices.”

As part of its commitment to supporting those caring for loved ones with dementia, Care UK is running a seminar at Larkland House to help explain the condition.

On Saturday 26th October, dementia expert James Wilson, who lectures in Mental Health at Southampton University, will give a free talk on the effects of dementia and ways to support a loved one. There will also be a chance to tour the home and the new dementia nursing suite.

Places for the free seminar, which begins at 11.00am, are limited. Anyone wishing to take part should email or call her on 01344 798 664.

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Set in glorious Ascot, Larkland House offers compassionate around the clock care for your loved one. Providing expert care, our team at Larkland House offers compassion, understanding and professional care for your loved one. There are comfortable lounges, sumptuous dining rooms, and bright, welcoming en-suite rooms.

Our team always takes the time to listen and learn about every residents’ life story, their likes and dislikes, hobbies and family. These details are then incorporated into their tailored care, helping them feel at home and valued.

With a wide range of life enriching daily activities, including baking, gentle exercise and crafts, residents can choose which, if any, they wish to take part in. This encourages independence and the continuation of cognitive agility. There are quizzes, exercise activities such as skittles, and even pamper sessions in the hair salon to enjoy. We have also embraced new technology and residents have access to electronic tablets, allowing them to stream concerts, or connect with loved ones.

Light and spacious en-suite rooms allow your loved one to decorate with treasured possessions, while comfortable lounges and spacious dining rooms provide plenty of space to relax or socialise. Larkland House offers a home from home for your loved one.

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