Work starts on £7.5million specialist dementia care home - The Leamington Observer

Work starts on £7.5million specialist dementia care home

Leamington Editorial 21st May, 2018   0

THE BUILDING of a £7.5 million dementia specialist care home in Warwick is underway.

Designed for the Warwickshire-based charity by Warwick-based architects Robothams and built by Deeley Construction, the state-of-the-art care home will replace the former Woodside home on Spinney Hill, which closed for demolition in 2017 as part of the multi-million-pound redevelopment.

Residents, staff, and invited guests gathered recently to celebrate the turning of the first sod at the site, which will become a deluxe village-style care home for 72 older people and people with dementia.

Due to open in summer 2019, the new home will include family-scale households for up to seven people, with ensuite showers and toilets for everyone.

There will also be a spa, pamper salon, deluxe cinema, shop, café, and fully-staffed, traditional launderette, as well as table tennis and companion cycling for two.

The new home will feature the latest technology that will enhance and integrate into daily life without being intrusive, including circadian rhythm lighting and night-time acoustic monitoring to help ensure a good night’s sleep.

Smart phone apps connected to mobile care monitoring will mean carers spend more time with residents. It’s linked to a Relatives’ Gateway, where people can check and interact with their loved one’s care 24-hours a day, wherever they are.

Christine Asbury, WCS Care’s Chief Executive, said: “The excitement is building as construction work begins on our inspirational new home in Warwick, which will feature many of the ideas and approaches that have already had a positive impact on health and wellbeing in our other homes.

“Driven by our ambition to make every day well lived for residents, we’re creating a home that will push the boundaries of innovation and creativity, while – at the same time – providing a homely, family environment, supported by high quality care around the clock.”


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