Herefordshire care home group acquires nursing home


_MG_1632-2This week the Herefordshire Care Homes group added to their Nursing Home portfolio as they acquired Hazelhurst Nursing Home in Bishopswood, Ross on Wye. Bringing the total number of homes in the group to six. The purchase comes as Charnwood Care Home was awarded Outstanding by the CQC – the first home in Herefordshire, projecting it into the top 1% in the country.


Hazelhurst Nursing Home is set in 18 acres of land, and currently registered for 42 with outline planning for another 13 room and a separate specialist Dementia Care Unit.


Karen Rogers has been looking to strengthen the nursing home offer for the group and she is also keen to stay within Herefordshire. Speaking today Karen said: “We have a belief that choosing to live in a care or nursing home is increasingly a preferred choice for many older people reducing loneliness and isolation and giving people back friendships and a sense of purpose.”


This belief is lived-out in Herefordshire Care Homes where the occupation of residents is the main priority. HCH has links with employers, schools, local colleges, theatre groups and also have a wide range of volunteers who support people with activities such as gardening using polytunnels, acting, swimming, private dining, walking groups, poetry, baking and whatever people choose to do. There is a strong focus on good health, which includes regular exercise and good nutrition.


Karen continued: ” Each individual’s wellbeing is at the heart of what we do I am looking forward to getting to know the residents, their families and the staff in the coming weeks and enhancing the care and experience they already receive. We have an aim to be outstanding in all our homes and have a reputation for being the first choice for care provision in the county.


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