Clive Lewis MP visited Caring Homes newest care home Ivy Court for afternoon tea with residents on Friday 31 July. He met new residents that had moved in since the building officially opened in early July and was escorted on a tour of the new building by Home Manager Amanda Bell and the first resident to move into Ivy Court Judith Rundle.
Ivy Court provides residential, nursing and dementia care to the people in Mr Lewis’s constituency in Norfolk. Clive Lewis MP gave a short speech in celebration of the new home, and said of Ivy Court: “This is a shining example of what residential care homes can offer older people. It’s been very enjoyable and informative meeting residents, staff and relatives, and I wish those at Ivy Court the very best as they continue to develop the service.”
Alison Lovelock, Regional Manager for Caring Homes, added: “We are very proud of Ivy Court and are keen to ensure positive experiences for our residents. It’s really valuable for local leaders to see the reality of the quality care we provide.”
Ivy Court was officially opened on 6 July 2015 by former Norwich City footballer Paul McVeigh. It has 71 bedrooms providing residential, nursing and dementia care. The elegantly modern new building features a wonderfully landscaped garden, cinema room, hairdressing salons and dedicated coffee lounge for residents and visitors to enjoy. All bedrooms are en-suite with balconies and the lounges and dining rooms are named after local Norfolk heroes including Admiral Lord Nelson, Jeremiah Colman, Bernard Matthews, Delia Smith and James Paget.