Harrier House Care Home in Hucknall will celebrate the opening of the all new, state-of-the-art dementia suite, specially designed to meet the needs of up to 28 people living with dementia. The suite will be officially opened by Adept Care Homes own specialist Dementia Manager, Karen Middleton. The new residential suite will support residents by helping them to maintain their independence whilst they pursue their hobbies, and the interests they enjoy.
Sam Kavanagh, Home Manager at Harrier House, says: “We are thrilled by the great start the home has got off to and we’re confident it will continue to grow as we welcome more people affected with dementia come to live with us in our new care suite. We have seen the happiness levels of our residents soar when they are in an environment designed with them in mind.”
The new suite has enabled existing staff members to be promoted internally and receive training to increase their skill set. It has also created several new vacancies open to external candidates in the local community.
Karen Middleton, Adept’s Dementia Manager adds: “We’re delighted to be opening our dedicated dementia suite and to be able to ensure that our residents and their families are supported and cared for throughout their ever-changing dementia needs. We put our residents at the centre of everything we do and pride ourselves on offering the highest standards of person-centred care within a safe, supportive and homely environment.”
Sam Kavanagh added “Our team is also committed to introducing new initiatives to encourage the residents to engage with the local community and one another, which is a crucial part of positive, dementia care.”