On 2nd September 2016, Yorkare Homes will be unveiling their most recent development. The award winning family run company from East Yorkshire have sympathetically restored and extended the former Lindsey Lower School site. The investment of £6million has transformed the school into a 78 bedroom Care Home, creating over 100 local jobs in the process.
The Home will be split into three units, with 38 beds for nursing and residential care and two 20 bed units to care for residents suffering from dementia related illnesses. Respite and day care will also be provided. The most exciting and innovative aspect of the development is the revolutionary street scene and shopping arcade, a unique offering that is unseen in any care home setting previously.
The street scene will include an artificial bowls green, bandstand, café, hair and beauty salon, and a number of full size shop fronts for reminiscence. These include a convenience store, beach store, florists, record shop, antiques store and a guest house. The street scene will open up into the arcade, which will include an old fashioned pub, cinema, post office and charity shop. The Home also has 4 private sensory gardens with allotments, themed areas and real and model animals.
The window displays of the shops will display 1960’s products, enabling the residents to reminisce with staff and family, whilst the working café, hairdressers, charity shop and pub will enable family members and residents to engage in day to day activities in a safe environment. The idea will be particularly important for the residents who suffer with dementia or other related illnesses.
They have a number of planned open days is September.
Dementia is a huge global issue. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. There is therefore a need to provide more specialised care for our local residents who suffer with the illness.