Seale Pastures House care home, which is based in Acresford, Swadlincote, officially launched its new-look with an open day for all the community.
The care home, which specialises in residential care for up to 40 elderly residents, has undergone an extra-special refurbishment as part of Akari Care’s £15 million investment programme in its homes throughout the UK.
The home threw open its doors for visitors to take a look around the fresh new premises and attendees were joined by Pat Murray, Chairman of South Derbyshire District Council, and Rev Michael Yates. There was also entertainment provided by harpist Emily Pilkington.
As part of the refurbishment, residents are now able to enjoy a trip to the hairdressers in the comfort of their home, with a new hair-dressing salon that has been created in one of the rooms that was rarely used. There is also a coffee shop that has been created for residents and visitors to socialise in and enjoy sweet treats and refreshments.
To make the communal areas more comfortable for residents, the home’s conservatory and lounge have been extended.
The Burton Road home has also benefited from a complete re-decoration, with new furniture, curtains, soft furnishings and upgrades made to the bathrooms, to improve the surroundings for residents.
Diane Leary, Manager at Seale Pastures House, said: “Everyone at Seale Pastures House is thrilled with the new surroundings, so it was fantastic to show off our fresh new premises to the local community and be joined by Pat Murray and Rev Michael Yates.
Diane added: “The environment of a care home is extremely important and has a major impact on the residents’ lives and needs to be safe, fresh and comfortable. This major investment will have a positive impact on the home making the area more appealing and, above all, will offer an even greater standard of living for our residents.”