Luxury elderly care provider Hadrian Healthcare Group’s newest home, The Manor House Knaresborough, is now open. Guests of honour at the celebration opening event were Dr David Bellamy OBE and Mrs Rosemary Bellamy, and Councillors Andrew and Christine Willoughby the Mayor and Mayoress of Knaresborough.
The £7 million Manor House at Hambleton Grove provides residential and dementia care.
Welcoming guests to the opening event Hadrian Healthcare Group owner and chairman Ian Watson said: “Each of our homes is unique due to their site and surroundings, but for all of them we aim for the highest standards in care and accommodation.
“I’d like to thank the team involved in creating The Manor House, most of whom we’ve worked with on many previous projects. The design is traditional with a contemporary twist. It is beautiful and it also has a warmth – it’s very important to us that our residents feel comfortable and at home.
“We’re right in the heart of the community and we’re delighted to be establishing The Manor House in Knaresborough.”
Councillor Andrew Willoughby, Mayor of Knaresborough said: “It’s a real pleasure to be here, it’s a total transformation of the site.”
This is the fifth Hadrian Healthcare home David and Rosemary Bellamy have helped open. Rosemary said: “This is a real home residents can relax in and enjoy. It’s an amazing new Manor House.”
Lisa Turnbull, manager of The Manor House said: “Our aim is for all our residents to enjoy a new and enriching chapter of their life with us. Moving to The Manor House is a lifestyle choice. Residents can enjoy their new home where support is always available as well as being in touch with family and friends and maintaining their interests.
“Our staff take pride in making a difference to the lives of our residents and their families. Each person’s care is based on their individual needs, making sure each person is involved in the decisions about their care and accommodation.”
As well as care staff a team of in-house chefs prepare all the catering using locally sourced fresh produce, and a lifestyle co-ordinator organises social and special interest activities for each resident.
Hadrian Healthcare chefs have won the National Association of Care Catering ‘Care Cook of the Year’ competition three years in a row. And the company has worked with Northumbria University to optimise its seasonal menus for nutrition and hydration.
“Our staff share our passion and enthusiasm for care to help our residents enjoy this new part of their life to the full,” Lisa continued.
“We believe the key to this is training, and we’re keen for all our staff to fulfil their potential. We encourage and support all our staff to develop their knowledge and skills and this commitment is recognised through our Investors in People Silver award.”