Willowbrook Care Home, Bedroom Design
Willowbrook Care Home provides specialist residential support for people with dementia and mental health problems who need personal or nursing care on a long term basis.
Their philosophy is that “People are at the heart of the care industry. Residents, their families, care teams, nurses and healthcare professionals all come together as one in trying to deliver the best possible care for those who call Willowbrook their home.”
Paul Willis (owner)
Tasked with the bedroom layout and specification for Willowbrook’s new build, we wanted to create a homely, welcoming and practical design that was both comfortable for the user and their carers as well as being economical to clean and maintain.
Meetings with nursing, maintenance, housekeeping and laundry staff soon highlighted the items and processes they felt could be improved. By researching each area in detail, then discussing and demonstrating the options, we were able to come up with our final design which included:
The rooms have proved to be a big success for all involved, rapidly being occupied by residents and requiring zero attention by maintenance in all but the most extreme occasions. Care and housekeeping staff find the environment to be positive, assisting them with their day to day routine and enabling a higher standard of care.
- I have had the pleasure of working, with the Little Islands team, over several years on some extensive project work at the care home. They were excellent at listening to the areas of development the home was intending to achieve and taking that idea to another level. The imagination and creativity was inspiring and the level of detail and quality in there workmanship was out standing.More importantly they always considered the client group within the home, making sure we never lost sight of the reason we was making these changes, there work is truly person centered and considered no matter what challenges the service could throw up at them.I can speak from a personal level that working day to day with the team was easy because of there professional, friendly and committed attitude to the project and the people in the home.The legacy of the work they have done for the home, is to raise the quality of the environment and create resources that make a difference to the quality of life we can bring to the clients each day, also a sense of value for the staff to work in an environment that is unique and positive , so its a big thank you to Richard and his team for all the work they have done.