November 21, 2014

Care Home Room Signs & Directional Signs

Room Signs and Directional Signs

Dementia patients can get confused at times when they are trying to navigate their way around, but how do care homes prevent this?

At Recogneyes we believe that our door signs and directional signage can help stop the confusion, as they are so clear and easy to understand.

Our room signs typically have a bright yellow, red or white background which is more visible for people with Dementia, or other visual impairments. This is because the contrast improves concentration and makes the images easier to see; clarity and contrast are two key design points.

Instead of cartoons we use high quality, real images since these evoke the memories of the room. This helps with the dementia patient’s understanding and reduces confusion. For example our room sign for conservatory has a picture of a bright conservatory with tiled floors and comfortable seats, a typical image that one might imagine when thinking about a conservatory.

Conservatory Directional Sign

The text on the sign is a plain text that is large enough to be clearly read, even by those with visual impairments.

Our directional signs come in a variety of styles including standard flat directional signs, corner directional signs and projecting signs. The NHS and care homes have found these to be of great value for guiding residents to regularly used rooms such as toilets and dining rooms.

All of our signs aremade of durable Foamex, which is easy to wipe clean, making them more hygienic and long-lasting than paper or cardstock. The signs also have a matt, non-glare finish which makes them readable in all lighting conditions.

If you would like to learn more about our directional signage, please get in touch. We’d love to help you! All of our signs are available on our website here, and also on 

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