Regis Aged Care: 6 Murals for Dementia Enabling Design
The brief – Paint six murals for Regis’ Dementia units in both Brisbane and Melbourne to increase morale and reduce the problem of resident stress and safety issues relevant to their lingering behind doors.
The strategy – Colour psychology here infuses a feeling of optimism and freshness. Very little black paint is used as the residents’ depth perception is poor and black or deeply shaded areas can appear as a hole to them.
Client testimonials – “Dear Sharron, I just wanted to pass on our appreciation for your recent dementia mural works. The residents, staff and family, have given nothing but positive feedback. Many of our residents thoroughly enjoyed watching the work in progress, and your professionalism did not go unnoticed. We look forward to working with you again for some of our QLD facilities.” Fiona De Vries, National Club Services Manager, Regis Aged Care
“Dear Sharron, The mural for dementia has had a positive impact on the behaviour of the residents in the dementia wing. Residents are no longer going to the door. Instead, they are admiring and walking away from the door, a positive effect that the staff have certainly commented on. Good outcome!” Ron Singh, Director, Regis Aged Care, Wellington Point