A magical world of nostalgia, fun and beauty has been created at Lancashire’s Nelson Manor Care Home thanks to a series of breath-taking murals.
The purpose built 70 bed home – which has separate floors for residential, nursing and dementia care – has added colourful scenes to the walls in many of the communal rooms.
One area of the dementia care unit is now a 1950s kitchen, which staff equipped with lots of props to give residents the chance to use it for nostalgia and role play therapy – or just to have fun.
A Ladies Boutique mural forms a fabulous backdrop for hats, boas and other props that residents can use and enjoy. Role play activities are a vital part of dementia therapy.
All residents at the home – on the outskirts of Nelson near Marsden Park – can enjoy the cinema, country café dining rooms and other fabulous murals as they make the most of Nelson Manor’s spacious but homely facilities, on all three units.
Acting Manager Joanne Shapcott explained: “When the home was first built we commissioned murals in the nostalgia therapy room – which consisted of amazing scenes from around and about this part of Lancashire. We also decorated the walls in our garden room, which residents use for relaxing in poor weather or if they are unable to go on our many outings.
“To celebrate our first anniversary, we decided to add more scenery on our walls.
“The residents – of all abilities and challenges – absolutely love the new look, but also the props and other items we have added.”