Any suggestions for redecorating an Alzheimers/locked unit?? Ours is painted the most depressing shade of green with dirty flooring to boot.It always smells and does not feel uplifting in any way, shape or form. The staff would like to make it more welcoming and homey but feel overwhelmed as to where to start.
My MIL has been in 3 places. One of the places had built-in framed areas by each pt's' door, and the families could bring in a photo of their loved, or some special trinkets/knick-knacks that they liked.
Another had the exit door covered with a huge decal of bookshelves - it was a distraction since it no longer looked like a door was there.
Many places have a coatrack with a variety of light weight jackets and coats, maybe some old-fashioned aprons, and sometimes the residents would try them on. A small set of shelves with some stuffed animals or soft dolls is usually welcome, as well.
I agree with soft colors, and some nice framed prints, as well.
Last edit by merlee on Nov 2, '10
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