Gracewell Healthcare has opened its first home since the operator was acquired by Sunrise Senior Living.
Oakwood House in Birmingham provides residential, nursing and dementia care for 70 residents. The home, which is in the Edgbaston area of the city, has been created keeping the individual needs of older people in mind – each room has an en-suite bathroom, and there is a salon and beauty spa on site for residents and their families to use.
Around 100 people attended the opening ceremony of Oakwood House, among those was the former Warwickshire and England cricketer, Dennis Amiss MBE. The ribbon on the home was cut by H.M. Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands, Paul Chandrasekharan Sabapathy CBE.
Sunrise Senior Living took over the running of all Gracewell Healthcare homes in August last year, following the acquisition. There are now fifteen homes operating under the Gracewell Healthcare brand with new developments underway.
Amanda Scott, Managing Director of Gracewell Healthcare, said: “We’re delighted to have opened this beautiful home. We have already welcomed several new residents – and we’re looking forward to even more arriving over the coming weeks.
“Gracewell Healthcare prides itself on providing compassionate and dedicated care, and Oakwood House will be no different. You can see that in the attention paid to every small detail – from the quality of the design, right through to the different foods available at breakfast, lunch and dinner.”