A nursing home in the Nottinghamshire town of Hucknall has proudly unveiled a new dementia wing capable of caring for at least 10 new residents.
The manager of the Hallcroft nursing home, Emmeline Bingham, said the decision to cater for people with dementia came from having to turn people away. She said:
“We realised that we provided a nice environment and we were missing out on a niche market where we could really help some residents.
The idea of all this is to serve the community better. We are focused on quality care.”
Thanks to a Â£50,000 injection of cash from its parent company, Four Seasons, the home has now undergone extensive renovations. It has a ten-bed unit, new bathrooms, redecorated bedrooms and brand new lounge, kitchen and dining facilities – all of which have been specially tailored for people with dementia.
The expansion has also meant that new specialist staff have joined the team at Hallcroft, using the skills and knowledge they learned on extensive dementia training courses to provide the highest level of care for residents.
The Hallcroft care home has been running in the town for nearly 20 years, and has the capacity to care for 30 residents.