Porthaven Care Homes aims to create spacious, practical and stylish environments for its residents, and Upton Mill Care Home, because of its design, achieves this in abundance.
Offering a range of care levels, including residential and nursing care, with a dedicated suite for people living with dementia, Upton Mill provides private furnished bedrooms with en-suite wet rooms which are beautifully decorated but also designed with the care of residents in mind.
Kerry Southern of the Care Home Interiors Company worked alongside Sean Kime, Commercial Director at Porthaven, to create schemes that would provide a homely interior and also facilitate a safe communal living environment.
Upton Mill benefits from an extensive range of communal spaces, such as lounges, quiet lounges and dining rooms, as well as a café, a cinema, a hairdressing salon and a gym, together creating the perfect care community.
With the bedrooms, lounges, corridors and many communal areas all requiring carpet, Kerry and Porthaven set out to deliver a stylish finish that would provide home comforts along with a finish that is functional for all residents, especially those living with dementia.
As a result, Kerry and Sean specified a number of ranges from the Equinox Collection, including Tones and Evolve, and the Economix range, which have all been approved by Stirling University’s Dementia Services Development Centre as being suitable for use throughout dementia facilities.
The tonal finish of the various ranges plus the product features that include an antimicrobial yarn treatment, make the carpets ideal for residents and staff.
In addition to the tonal ranges other more patterned carpets from the Evolution Collection, including Origin, Forest, Geo Form, Manhattan and Scape were specified for the communal areas to create a more stylish interior finish.