Fiona Phillips Opens The Door On Pioneering New Home For Those Living With Dementia

(L-R) Fiona Phillips with Timothy Morris, Carolyn Farmer and Amanda MorrisQuality care specialist, Morris Care, is delighted to welcome dementia care campaigner and well known TV presenter, Fiona Phillips to the opening of its new dementia unit, Cedar Court in Audlem.

Making a special visit to the home, journalist, broadcaster and former GMTV presenter Fiona, will take a tour of the new building to see the specialist adaptations which have been designed into the home for those living with dementia.

Morris Care has worked closely with Stirling University, widely recognised as the leading authority on dementia research, to pioneer a new approach to interior design providing visual and sensory aspects that help reassure residents.  This is coupled by an evolutionary approach to caring, lead by the home’s manager, Carolyn Farmer, where residents are given freedom to decide their daily routine, together with those caring for them.

Fiona, who works tirelessly in support of better dementia care said: “I feel passionate about this subject and particularly about how the caring industry is responding to our increasing understanding of a disease which affects so many of us.”

Richard Pollock, Director of Architecture at Stirling University, who co-ordinated the dementia design school course undertaken by Interior Specialist for Morris Care, Amanda Morris, said: “Having visited Cedar Court myself, it is wonderful to see how the lectures taught at Stirling have been translated into all the interior design features, furniture and soft furnishings in the home.

“Amanda, who has followed the principles taught at the Stirling design school, has really done a fantastic job bringing to life our ethos on best practice in dementia care” he added.

Tim Morris, Director of Morris Care which operates six other nursing homes in the Shropshire and Cheshire region said: “It is a privilege to invite Fiona to meet our wonderful care team and see the work developed here at our Home, as her charity work and efforts to raise awareness of the disease are inspirational.”

Cedar Court, situated on the outskirts of Audlem, offers 35 luxury rooms and has been designed to nurture independence and sympathetically consider the needs of residents.

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