New Vision Signs & Graphics has designed a range of dementia signage for the Winnerish Dementia care home. The Abbeyfield Society wanted quality innovative products.
The designs provided by New Vision include having an appropriate Light Reflectance Value (LRV) differential between the sign and any background; high contrast between the background colour of the sign and any text or graphics; providing both words and images to aid communication; positioning the signs at a lower level than you would expect elsewhere.
April Dobson, head of dementia innovation at The Abbeyfield Society, said:"The signage is a departure from the old fashioned type of signage usually seen in dementia care homes and follows thinking from the Stirling University Centre for Dementia Studies that signs should enable people to see exactly what is in the room they’re going into. The signs are proving very successful with orientation and provide a cost effective way for us to keep the signage current.”