False fireplaces help create a homely, familiar room setting in a hospital or care home without any of the health & safety risks or maintenance of a real fire.
What is a False Fireplace?
A false fireplace is as it sounds: a graphic representation of a fire and surround that can display an image of a roaring fire or embers.
Why use a False Fireplace?
A fireplace can transform an otherwise clinical-looking hospital room into something much more welcoming, homely and familiar. For those living with dementia, this feeling of familiarity can be a great comfort. Because the image of a fire burning and a fire out are easily interchangeable, it can help to indicate the season or weather which can help a person with dementia connect with the passing of time.