Aged Care and Dementia Murals by Sharron Tancred
Exit Diversion Murals for Dementia, Wayfinding Strategies and Environmental Design that Cares for our Aged
Tailored Artworks custom hand-painted Murals and Exit Diversion Murals for Dementia and Aged Care help you transform your existing spaces into beautiful, soothing interiors because they are interactive.
Dementia exit door ideas. We aim to relieve your residents’ stress at dementia exit doors and assist with dementia wayfinding, simultaneously creating a point of difference for your marketing. You care about your residents, and we help you to prove it!
Environmental Design. Tailored Artworks also cosmetically renovates Aged Care facilities. We use Colour Psychology within our renovations to increase appetites in dining rooms, engage communication within sitting rooms, relaxation in quiet places and peacefulness in theatres.
Ars Longa, Vita Brevis has a nice ring to it. Translated as ‘art is long, life is short’, one might interpret this saying as an opinion on the long lasting qualities of fine art.
It is one thing to paint a beautiful mural, but it is another to design one that improves the safety and wellbeing of the people that view it — and that’s exactly what Brisbane-based artist Sharron Tancred is doing, for people with dementia.
Jean Yan, Manager of the Jacobs Court Dementia Unit at Wesley Mission, Sinnamon Park, needed to stop her escape-artist residents getting the better of two fire doors. Determined, Jean saught to create Exit Diversions that improved the...
DEMENTIA DOOR WRAPS - why are they necessary at all? As Tailored Artworks looks to help Aged Care Companies perfect their assisted living environments, it is sad to research the statistics and note that dementia is on the rise. DEMENTIA [dɪˈmɛnʃə] NOUN medicine: A...
Blog by Tailored Artworks CEO, Sharron Tancred - Space Transformer The usual environmental design for dementia doesn't make us want to visit. Dementia and everything about it pain me; it's just so sad. As an artist and decorator I've studied dementia design to see if...
"'I love getting into people's heads to draw out their story as Customised Artworks that fix decors according to the rules of interior design, colour psychology etc. I also design and install murals that solve problems for dementia - stopping residents from wanting...
Imagine yourself locked in a dementia facility, with your vision muted and yellowed, an inability to remember timeframes, faces, the stress of being unable to escape and also struggling to find your way to the toilet or your room. Now imagine being a relative, and...
>> The brief: Mural A) Turn the outside exit into “something else”, so residents no longer see the door. Mural B) Transform the inner hall into a cosy seating nook. Blue Care Kenmore manager, Cassie, wanted the Sharron’s Blue Care Rothwell...
>> The brief: Create A) two murals for dementia in a country style to conceal the main and kitchen exits and B) a beach themed mural to add colour and space to our community café.>> Our strategy: A) Murals for dementia are all about...
>> The brief: Paint six murals for Regis’ Dementia units in both Brisbane and Melbourne to increase morale and reduce the problem of resident stress and safety issues relevant to their lingering behind doors.>> Our strategy: Colour...
>> The Brief: Help the residents to remember their lives and feel more at home by creating themed areas for the kitchen/dining space and the adjoining ‘nook’.>> Our strategy: Community Spirit was the purpose of this work. Dementia...
Props for Interaction
Props for interaction. Save your staff time and costly errors when we, as decorators, source and install all the themed props for you. A well-executed theme creates far more believable and interactive spaces. We enhance our Environmental Design with Wayfinding Strategies inclusive of Haymes Artisan Textured Feature Walls which increase resident interaction but only in the places we deem safe.
Following overseas trends for fun and interactive themes are far more engaging for your dementia residents, their families and friends in contrast to boutique hotel styles. We have proven that interactive design for dementia works with our recent Wesley Mission foyer renovation.
Our new Invididual Resident Room Door Wraps!
And our new Dementia Door Wraps- Additionally, to help you demonstrate your care to families, we’ve created a new library of Individual Dementia Resident Room Door Wraps. The Mural Shop has themed decor styles including our delightful Art Series featuring some wraps suitable for Exit Door Diversion. Our Door Wraps help you to correctly theme and interactively individualise your hallways to vastly improve room wayfinding.
Design and functionality
Design and functionality. Our custom designed hand-painted murals and a range of Built-in Art Assets can combine to help you solve environmental design issues. When mural artworks are psychological, they can inhibit resident behaviours, for example, urination on doors.
We do everything for you. Artist and interior decorator Sharron Tancred holistically views your space. Most importantly, it is the combination of fun themes, memory cues and highly visible colours sourced from your decor that conceals your dementia exit doors more believably. Likewise, these tactics assist in resident wayfinding.
Exit Diversion Murals
Dementia exit door ideas. The most distressing zones are dementia exit doors. Concealing fire doors means that residents can no longer perceive them.
Beware the bookcase door wraps! We do not believe in bookcase door wraps! It is dangerous to encourage dementia residents to stand in front of your constantly opening exit door, trying to pick out a book! Instead, we use science and psychology to create door disguise strategies tailored to your space.
Environmental design science
Tailored Artworks uses dementia-specific viseo-spatial research on colour, shape perception, luminescence and contrast to construct our murals and themed spaces.
Our Aged Care and Dementia clientele since 2009
Queensland Health, Spiritus Aged Care, McKenzie Aged Care, Blue Care, BUPA, IRT Aged Care, RSL Care and Wesley Mission Aged Care and Seasons Aged Care.
The research provided to us by our Australian Aged Care clients ensures that we:
- create believable and interactive spaces by using the existing architecture to define the scene
- tactfully encourage residents to move on rather than dither behind the doors
- place residents into meaningful scenes through painted barricades that suggest they can see there, but can’t go there
- create relevance through cues to read and reminisce on cultural objects and pastime activities
- engage with your market demographics, area and brand
Our design phase includes-
- creating mood boards that present our interior decorating ideas
- the setting up a Trello Board for instant access to group communication, images, links and approvals
- online image research for the construction of accurate compositions
- the positioning of our digital draft in your space to help you visualise the outcome
The mural installation process includes-
- an OHSC letter detailing all requirements
- accurately projecting your approved mural onto your wall
- seeking approval at numerous stages
- the application of 1 or more protective coats of low-VOC varnish for easy cleaning
- and lastly, the supply of final photos for your marketing
Call us or book an appointment to receive–
- a four hour intensive Art and Décor Planning Session on-site
- an in-depth discussion on the challenges of your facility and your goals for it
- thumbnail sketches with interactive prop ideas
- an itemised quotation
- Note: Additionally, formal visual presentations are available for an extra fee