Hotel or Hospital? A Question for Care Home Signage

For a number of years Stocksigns has been working with the Care industry, developing signage specifically for this sector. One of the features of a care home should be to make residents feel at home rather than institutionalised.

Care home signage must be a balance of functionality and aesthetics. Signs must be designed so residents feel at home, yet give clear information or instruction. A challenge as they need to be created with an understanding of the residents’ capabilities. For example our Dementia signage is designed to help residents process the information as easily as possible. We use shape, colour and real images to communicate the message.

When creating a wayfinding signage scheme, a holistic approach must be adopted. Using consistency throughout the scheme will create familiarity for residents and help enforce the organisation’s brand. For one of our projects with Anchor Homes we worked closely with their design team, to produce aesthetically sympathetic signage, in keeping with the environment of West Hall, Anchor’s flagship property. For wayfinding signage tips, please read our blog post “What Makes a Wayfinding Project Work?“.

On a personal note, Julian Rowlandson, Sales and Marketing Director at Stocksigns said “My parents live in a development similar to Anchor, which has made me very aware of the value residents put in it feeling like home. The work we have done with Anchor helps to do just that” For more information visit our website www.stocksigns.co.uk or contact us at sales@stocksigns.co.uk