The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT), which runs 18 care homes throughout Wiltshire, has officially unveiled a £240,000 refurbishment project at its Marlborough care facility.
The renovation project, has been designed to help further meet the physical and social needs of residents living with dementia at Coombe End Court, Marlborough.
As part of the project, the 60-bed care home now has a ‘destination area’ that includes a brand new café and bistro, cinema, corner shop and an informal seating area, as well as the home’s hair salon, which was given a full makeover.
The ground floor’s 20-bed household has also undergone a major refurbishment, which was completed by Thames Ceilings Ltd and interior designer, Colourways. This part of the refurbishment project has resulted in the latest in dementia design being implemented in the home, including homely environments in the form of a new communal kitchen; themed interior design; and open plan architecture for residents with limited mobility.
In conjunction with the refurbishment, enhanced and in-depth training in dementia care is also being provided to employees working with residents with dementia, as a way of further ensuring the highest and most up-to-date practices are implemented.
Chris Poole, Wiltshire Assistant Operations Director for OSJCT, said: “The refurbishment at Coombe End Court has been a significant project, and one that we are very proud of It is very important to us that all our residents enjoy the high standards of care within a comfortable and modern living environment.
“With over 850,000 people living with dementia throughout the UK, it is a growing issue being faced by many people. This refurbishment has helped make Coombe End Court one of the most reliable, state-of-the-art dementia care homes in the region.”
“We are delighted to be able to welcome the Mayor and members of the local community to see the specialist facilities we are to offer.”