A welcoming entrance
The entrance is often the most overlooked space in a care environment – with lots of potential for development. The first impression must be welcoming, homely and inspiring. It presents an opportunity to announce the facility's vision, brand and identity, creating pride and wellbeing among residents, relatives and personnel. Inclusive design and furnishing with section seating provide a safe and calm waiting area for transport services and visitors, creating space for informal meetings at the same time. Furnishing for the senses: with music, pleasant scents of freshly baked bread or natural elements such as plants and rippling water. The room should also be designed and signposted so it is easy to navigate.