Kingdom Homes specialist dementia care home in Cowdenbeath featured as a finalist in the Scottish Care National Care Home Awards in November 2012. Having won the Dementia Service category in 2011, Roselea House was runner up at the Awards ceremony held on 23rd November 2012 at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel.
Roselea House has a large garden which some residents enjoy helping to keep tidy. Vegetables grown in the garden are used in the kitchen so that residents can enjoy their own produce.
Roselea House was runner up in the Care Home Design Award category at the 2010 Awards.
The hone opened in April 2010, having been converted to care specifically for residents with dementia type illnesses. It is considered to be at the forefront of dementia care provision. Roselea House has 20 large single occupancy rooms, all en-suite with showers, in a single storey building.
During the planning of the refurbishment advice was taken from Stirling University Dementia Services Development Centre and incorporated in to the interior design features to provide solutions for people with dementia. Some of the features are:-
- Dementia signposting, including 3D tactile signposting.
- Individual memory boxes on bedroom doors.
- 3D tactile memory murals.
- Non-intrusive call bell system with sensory activated lighting in bedrooms.
The principal aim was to provide a care home with a real family atmosphere for all residents while maintaining respect for their privacy, individual rights, independence and freedom of choice. The dedicated team at Roselea House are lead by manager, Margaret Stewart. Margaret has over 30 years experience working in care settings.
All staff undergo specialist training delivered by Kingdom Training – Kingdom Homes own training division in order to provide sensitive and appropriate care. Using a “person centred” approach, based on leading theory in current dementia care practice, residents will receive a high level of attention and supervision based on their individual needs and wishes.
View the latest Care Inspectorate Report for Roselea House.