The operator, who was recently awarded ‘good’ on all five domains of care delivery at its two other care homes under the new Care Quality Commission (CQC) awards system, has unveiled two clinically proficient show suites which are now available to view seven days a week.
In response to feedback provided by the CQC, the en suite bedrooms at The Grand have been dressed and styled by clinical staff in collaboration with an interior designer, with their design addressing all the clinical requirements of current legislation yet creating a comfortable and practical space.
Chris McGoff, CEO of New Care Projects, comments: “Construction of The Grand is coming to an end and we will now be focusing of the finish internally, so the show suites were a natural the first step to complete, giving those interested in reserving a room the opportunity to view what would be their own private space within the home.
“We have taken on board comments from the CQC so each of the rooms at The Grand have been carefully designed with clinical expertise and decorated by an interior designer, complementing the excellent care delivery we will provide.
“We are very aware that choosing a care home for yourself or for a loved one can be daunting. We want to make the experience as pleasant as possible and we believe that meeting our team at the newly opened show suites will help individuals and families, making their decision that little bit easier. We are on hand seven days a week to assist with any enquiries and appointments, and are keen to encourage people to visit the home as many times as they feel necessary.”
Visitors to The Grand in recent days have been impressed by both the building itself and the show suites. Inspired by the art deco era; the modern design of The Grand is aesthetically appealing.
Internally, the bedrooms feature contemporary walnut furniture, including wardrobe, bedside tables and dressing table, as well as a bed and armchair, creating a homely ambiance. The walls are painted and wallpapered in warm tones, the soft furnishings have been selected in accents of dusty pink, grey and duck egg blue, bringing some colour to each room, while fabrics with a vintage floral pattern have been used for the curtains.
All bedrooms have an en suite wet room which is spacious and benefits from marble-effect tiles, ensuring a sophisticated appearance.
The Grand will officially open at the end of March. The purpose-built 82 bed care home is an impressive care facility. In addition to the well-appointed en suite bedrooms, the home has a variety of communal lounges and dining rooms, a cinema, gymnasium, hair dresser and retail coffee shop. Some ground floor bedrooms will feature French doors that open up onto a small patio and residents will be able to enjoy fresh air from the first floor terrace.
The Grand will offer residential and nursing services, providing additional support and services to the local health economy. It will also provide specialist dementia care with an entire floor dedicated to dementia clients.