New facilities for dementia patients unveiled at Lincoln care home

A care home on the edge of Lincoln has revealed an expansion which it hopes will further improve the service it offers to residents.

The Tennyson Wharf care home in Burton Waters opened in February 2015, to provide high-quality residential and nursing care to the elderly, including those living with dementia.

Since then, the Barchester Healthcare operated home has grown in size, with the newly unveiled second floor providing a “Memory Lane Community.”

The community encourages people living with dementia to lead a full and active life, staying as independent as possible.

Facilities such as life-skills kitchens allow them to continue to experience the familiarity of everyday household tasks like setting the table for dinner, washing up or baking.

Debra Owen, General Manager at Tennyson Wharf, said: “We pride ourselves on our expert dementia care. Our Memory Lane Communities are designed to encourage people living with dementia to stay as independent and active as possible.

“We understand that no two people are the same and take a person-centred care approach, recognising and celebrating each person’s individuality.”

Mayor of Lincoln Andrew Kerry visiting the new facilities. Photo: Stuart Wilde

Mayor of Lincoln Andrew Kerry visiting the new facilities. Photo: Stuart Wilde

Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Andrew Kerry, who visited the care home, added: “We were all extremely impressed with the home itself, and indeed all that has been achieved.

“It is a first class care home and we didn’t stop talking about it all the way back to City Hall.”