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Seniors’ Mental Health Murals

By: Nicole Rodney-Hare, Mental Health

The Challenge

Wandering and looking for a way out is a common tendency for elderly adult mental health patients with dementia, where a patient sees a door, and wants to pass through it by instinct. It’s often hard for these patients to move to a care setting that’s better for them due to a lack of secure facilities to accommodate this behaviour.

The Solution

Nicole brought forward her idea of attractive, professionally drawn murals designed to disguise exits. She thought they would remove the stress of exit-seeking for patients, and would instead promote a calming environment with less anxiety, less stress, and ultimately, a better patient experience.