Belong villages offer a purpose-built physical environment where the quality of care that we offer is matched by the quality of the surroundings. Specialists in ‘personal architecture’ have developed building designs and open plan layouts that support easy orientation and clear lines of visibility, factors that help empower people with dementia to navigate their surroundings more easily. Individualised visual cues can compensate for memory problems and the lasting relationships that residents build with our staff provides reassurance during difficult periods.
The open nature of our households means that carers can monitor the wellbeing of residents in unobtrusive ways, and every personal room comes equipped with smart technology to detect falls or unexpected movements without invading your privacy.
The extra-wide doorways and bathrooms are fully accessible to wheelchair users, with easy-to-open doors and colour contrast furnishings to enhance perceptibility. From our wet-room shower design to our easy-to-reach plug and light sockets, every detail has been considered to allow you greater freedom and independence.
Décor and furnishings have been carefully considered to minimise confusion, with minimal corridors and enclosed spaces, to reduce stress and promote mobility. We also encourage residents with dementia to personalise their household bedrooms, surrounding themselves by familiar things that resonate with memories.
Our spacious bedrooms and en-suite facilities exceed Government standards, offering the same level of comfort that you’d expect at home but with the added security of our well-trained team of staff. With accessible balconies or gardens, there is easy access to the outdoors from every Belong household and all of our village facilities will be on your doorstep.