A POPULAR city care home has appointed a new manager, set to bring fresh ideas to help residents living with dementia.
Care specialist Jackie Houghton has taken over the helm at Northwick Grange Care Home, with a pledge to make the home a more dementia-friendly environment.
The senior care expert who has over 17 years’ experience in caring for elderly people, is leading on plans to build a new dementia garden at the Old Northwick Lane home. It will feature a variety of colours, plants and herbs which are proven to trigger the senses and memories.
Mrs Houghton said: “I am really thrilled to be leading the team here at Northwick Grange and am already working with our fantastic team to introduce new ideas and most of all, ensuring the quality of our care, and our communications with families, is second to none.
“Dementia is an issue very close to my heart. One of my key objectives is to make sure our residents who suffer from the disease can spend more time outside enjoying the sights, sounds and smells.
“They can stimulate powerful memories and so our planned dementia garden will be really vital
“Northwick Grange is a much-loved care home which is renowned for taking care of elderly people’s needs.”