Linden House in Lymington was shortlisted for a prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design award. Being a finalist entailed a visit in February by a panel of judges. The annual awards recognise excellence in the quality of design in all types of care-related property. Judges specifically examine how care objectives are achieved through innovation and current best practice.
Judging panel chairman and Pinders Director Jon Chapman said: “Our team of judges is made up of specialist care home architects and experienced providers, many of whom have won Pinder Awards in the past.”
Linden House is a dedicated dementia care home which opened in April 2014. It reflects the latest principles in design for people with dementia. The home includes many themed spaces and features for therapeutic memory stimulation.
Our Head of Technical Design, Alan Portsmouth, said: “People living with dementia respond very well to environments that are safe, therapeutic and stimulating. That approach has informed all aspects of the design of Linden House.”
Two of our other dementia care homes have won Pinders awards in the past. These are St Catherines View in Winchester, which was named Best Specialist Dementia Facility in 2013, and The Aldbury in Poole, which won an award in 2004.