Care home makeover to help dementia patients

A care home in Lincolnshire has developed a traditional pub, classic tearoom, and cinema as part of a new dementia therapy programme.

The new "Jubilee Street" at Jack Parkinson Court care home is run by the Orders of St John Care Trust.

The home, which provides residential and specialist dementia care for its 37 residents, has undergone the makeover to promote reminiscence as therapy and reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs.

We wanted to be able to bring the outside world to residents at the home who are unable to go out due to either physical or psychological constraints.

The new areas have been well received by everyone at the home and also inspired new therapy ideas, including putting in a bus stop.

– Rosemary Robinson, Home Manager for Jack Parkinson Court