Every resident will have their own front door and garden.
That’s the promise from the developers behind a pioneering Memory Care Village due to be built at Oaklodge Nursing Home in Cloyne, Co. Cork.
As well as eight independent houses shared by up to seven residents, all with private rooms, the village will have a gym, spa, hair salon, shop, post office, art studio, and chapel, making it the largest dementia care village of its scale and kind in Ireland.
Designed by Scott Tallon Walker Architects and inspired by the Blasket Islands, residents at Memory Care Village will receive around-the-clock care.
Staff will still assist with everything from cooking and activities to bathing, personal care and medications, depending on requirements.
Everyone working in the various village businesses will also be trained in dementia care to help those with Alzheimer’s to go about their day in a more positive and stimulating way.
“Ireland has an estimated 55,000 people living with dementia with 11 new cases reported every day.”” said Diarmuid Ó Dálaigh, managing director of the family-run and owned Oaklodge Nursing Home.
“At Oaklodge, we specialise in care for persons living with memory loss, so we wanted to lead the way in offering new person-centred care options to empower people with this condition.”
The development will also create up to 55 new jobs in the East Cork area.