Aycliffe Care Home, which is based in Newton Aycliffe and part of Akari Care, has undergone a major refurbishment as part of Akari Care’s £12 million investment programme in its homes throughout the UK.
The home has benefited from a complete re-decoration to improve the surroundings for the residents.
Social areas throughout the home have been refurbished to include new furniture, carpets and curtains in lounges. Dining rooms have new furniture and these areas have new lighting, all of which will help residents and improve their surroundings.
To make the residents’ personal space more comfortable, bedrooms have been redecorated and all have new carpets, curtains and furniture.
There have also been new bathroom suites installed and modern assisted baths have been fitted, which is making bathing a lot easier and more comfortable.
The refurbishment is part of a wider investment across the Akari Care homes.
Located on Burnhope Way, Aycliffe Care Home is a purpose built 54 bedded home providing 24 hour care for general residential and dementia care with nursing.
Aycliffe Care Home is part of Akari Care and aims to maintain lifestyles as similar as possible to those enjoyed at home, with an extensive range of activities which individuals can enjoy and benefit from.
Mrs Doreen Bonnar, Manager at Aycliffe Care Home, said: “The environment of a care home is so important to the well-being of the residents. Quality is at the heart of everything we do and that includes the environment of our bedrooms and communal areas. Everything is geared towards achieving positive outcomes for the people who live in our homes and this major investment is making a real difference to our residents.
“The home looks fantastic and we have had lots of positive comments from our residents’ relatives, visitors and members of staff about the work that has been completed. Most importantly, our residents coped well with the refurbishment and are settling in to their new-look surroundings.”