Jan 26, 2023, 10:34 PM

Torry Care Home secures funding for Snoezelen Multi-Sensory Environment

Renaissance Care’s Torry Care Home has received funding to build a Snoezelen Multi-Sensory Environment, providing innovative, therapeutic care options to residents living with autism, developmental disabilities, dementia, or brain injuries.

Snoezelen Environments are sensory rooms that combine a range of stimuli, including lights, colours, sounds and scents to help users develop and engage their senses. The room will offer opportunities for residents to take part in an activity that is free from cognitive demands allowing them to feel relaxed and entertained while immersed in the room.

The home will revamp what was once their COVID-19 testing room in the new year, after carers decided they wanted something positive to give back to residents after what had been a tough two years due to pandemic restrictions within care homes.

Laura Fergus, Manager of Torry Care Home said, “We are delighted to start creating our very own Snoezelen room for residents to enjoy. The development is part of our mission to ensure that Renaissance Care residents received the absolute best quality during their stay.

“All of the staff are excited to see the positive benefits the room will bring to our residents once it is up and running. Their enjoyment and wellbeing is our top priority at Torry Care Home.”

The room will be open for all residents to use, with wider benefits of usage including increasing physical activity, improving mental health and greater stimulation for residents. Funding for the room was provided by Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership’s Health improvement fund.

This development is only part of the recent portfolio of improvements at Torry Care Home aiming to modernise the home and ensure all residents have the space to feel relaxed and enjoy themselves. In 2021, the home revamped its common areas and it has recently begun work to create a bar within the home for residents and their loved ones to enjoy.

Torry Care Home, based in the heart of one of Aberdeen's oldest suburbs, enjoys strong local community connections with community groups, cafes, churches, and parks so we can support a resident's health and wellbeing through meaningful activities as well as clinical care. It currently cares for 81 residents in its repurposed grand home.

Torry Care Home is part of the Renaissance Care Group, it currently operates 16 homes located across Scotland and currently provides care provision for 760 residents and employs around 1,150 staff.  


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