The specialist care facility will offer the first of its kind experience of care in the UK. The first facility will be opened in the Southwest.
The reality of restriction, poor surroundings and risk adversity frequently form the landscape and culture to which dementia patients are subjected. At iMind our vision and model turns the traditional approach on its head and we are looking to develop a facility where patients are free to move, experience and feel their environment. That patient will live in the environment to which they are accustomed. Each patient will be treated as an individual and the care will be personalised to their needs.
The Project will promote and embrace the integration of the wider community into the very core of its existence. It will offer a unique and inspirational environment that will transform the approach to dementia care.
The project will be a ‘linking’ into the community whereby it will welcome families and all aspects of the community from schools to clubs, sporting to commercial business, and volunteers, truly allowing an integration of the ‘community’ in the widest sense. It is about creating ‘normality’ for the dementia sufferer. It is allowing them to feel the wind in their hair and the sense of freedom they so often yearn for.
Whilst the project will bring a new and innovative approach to care in the UK, it has already been proven to work in Europe. At iMind we wish to enhance and elevate the facility to combine a number of proven methods and then share this example as a template for further developments. We aim to make this project an exemplary example of how ‘good care’ can be achieved and delivered and seek world class recognition for the model. As part of our vision we will be incorporating an eco and sustainable ethos which will form an essential component of the building itself.
The opportunities are endless. The project is driven by a team who have the ambition, passion and ability to make this a reality. We just need your help to raise the funds and to support us on our journey.