A Lancashire care home is embracing the power of technology so that people living further afield can take a tour of the home from the comfort of their own home.
Lavender Hills care home in Ramsbottom, near Bury, has installed a Google virtual tour on its website so that viewers can take a look around the entire property and the surrounding gardens.
The Google Tour takes people around each level of the care home, which is set in 12-acre gardens. Those who take the tour are also able to see around the home’s new Porritt Unit, a luxury seven-bedroom residential suite.
Lavender Hills Care Home is owned by Millennium Care UK, a family run business which has six care homes across Lancashire. The care home manager Helen Inman said:
“We are delighted to be able to offer this new facility, enabling people to see around our beautiful home and what it offers,” she said. “Earlier this year we launched a website for Lavender Hills so that we could specifically show people what it offers our residents as well demonstrating our ethos of providing high quality care.
“We noticed that we have website visitors from across Lancashire and further afield, so it made sense to be able to show them more of the home before they take a trip out to see us and meet the team. We’ve very proud of our home and facilities and this means people can see the details for themselves. It also represents our commitment to embrace technology in the care home setting. Families and friends from afar can now see the setting their loved ones are in and also write an email or send them an e-card via our website.”
Lavender Hills care home provides care and accommodation for to up to 45 people with residential care needs. The original Victorian property has undergone extensive renovation and the facilities and accommodation are of a very high standard.