First look at Derbyshire’s new £1,000-a-week care home

Derbyshire’s newest care home, Long Eaton View, is set to open to residents in the coming weeks after a huge redevelopment project. Taking the place of the former Royal Oak pub on Tamworth Road, the new care home aims to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere to its care offering.

From the outside, Long Eaton View looks like a typical modern build, with large windows, a wooden deck, and a rustic color scheme. Inside, with a warm color scheme and spacious interior, this is the perfect home for any new resident looking for care in the area.

With 61 spacious rooms ready to be filled, and staff and volunteers currently beginning their training before guests arrive, Long Eaton View aims to challenge the misconceptions surrounding modern daycare.

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Featuring a view of the Erewash Canal from the doorstep and a furnished balcony on the first floor, this home will allow future residents to move freely around the property. In addition to three separate lounges on the three floors – the Albert Ball Lounge, the Terrace Lounge and the Canal View Lounge – the building also has kitchenettes on each floor and a hair salon which will be manned by an external hairstylist twice. per week.

All bedrooms are en-suite, with nursing staff available 24 hours a day to manage the well-being of residents. Accepting long and short term guests, as well as those requiring respite care, the house will meet the needs of all who stay there.

The care home is expected to cost residents £1,000 a week. This can be paid privately or can be subsidized by the resident’s municipality.

Manager Deborah Rhodes said: “We hope to bring that independence back to a retirement home. It’s hard to leave independent living when it’s all you’ve known for so long. We think we can really make a change in care homes while incorporating independence and, where possible, participation in the home.”

“We are very dementia friendly and safe. We have all the lock down points and entry points, I think we are extremely family friendly, pet friendly, child friendly. There is no visitation restriction, and we are local to community and shopping centers.

Deputy Director Bernadette Saxton added: “A lot of the interest we’ve had has been really local, some people from other care homes, because obviously it’s a very different feel to any of the builds. We also have a local hairdresser willing to come, and locals come for reflexology and holistic therapy.”

With Louise Jones at the helm of home health care delivery, these responsible women have over 70 years of experience between them. The care home is currently assessing applications from residents, with the first residents expected to arrive in the coming weeks.

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