Fountains Lodge Nursing and Residential Home, Southborough, opened its doors this week in an official ceremony attended by Tunbridge Wells Borough Councillor Lynne Weatherly, the cabinet member for Communities and Wellbeing.
The £10.5 million Bupa care home boasts state-of-the-art facilities including a cinema, hair salon, therapy room and sensory garden. Extra home comforts include under-floor heating, WIFI and 32 inch flat screen televisions in each of the 74 bedrooms.
The official opening ceremony came after 74 weeks of building work on the site of a disused petrol station on London Road, Southborough. Bupa has worked closely with Southborough and High Brooms Town Forum throughout the process, and in particular the Town Forum supported the naming of the home – after the landmark Southborough Fountain – to ensure it is in keeping with the local area.
Fountains Lodge Nursing and Residential Home has been purpose built to provide the highest standards of residential and nursing accommodation, and specialises in care for elderly people living with dementia. In keeping with Bupa’s commitment to providing high-quality personal care, qualified nurses will be available 24 hours a day.
Managing Director of Bupa Care Homes, Andrew Cannon, said:
“Bupa is committed to providing the best possible care for our residents, and so I am delighted that the opening of Fountains Lodge Nursing and Residential Home means we will now be able to provide 24 hour person-centered care in a home that boasts state-of-the-art facilities in Tunbridge Wells.
“The opening is made even more special by our close relationship with the community and we’re grateful to both Southborough and High Brooms Town Forum and Barnado’s Meadows School for their involvement throughout the process. We hope in coming years the care home continues to play an important role in the community.”