Exemplar Health Care has now opened a new £5.2m care home in South Yorkshire. The official opening follows a formal registration visit by the Care Quality Commission, the regulator of health and care services in England.
Potters Green supports adults living with dementia, acquired brain injuries, complex mental health conditions and physical health conditions.
Split in to two, ten-bed communities – as small group living provides a more homely, supportive, and responsive care environment – each of the 20 bedrooms has its own ensuite wet room. The home also features spacious communal and activity rooms, sensory and therapy rooms, and landscaped gardens, ensuring that residents can enjoy a full and varied lifestyle.
To mark the opening and thank those living nearby for their patience during the refurbishment programme, the home will be hosting a Neighbours Party on the 31st August from 4pm, with those living locally invited to visit and learn more about the care provided and to see the facilities within.
With fresh cakes and drinks provided at party it should be a great opportunity to engage the community.
Having created over 80 new jobs in the local area, the new team at Potters Green have been keen to contribute to the local community and ensure the home make a positive contribution. Despite dreadful weather and rain all day, the team persevered to run a litter pick around the local area and Kilnhurst Ings nature reserve, filling over 20 rubbish bags worth of litter.
Kim Payne, Home Manager, said: “I am excited to welcome our first residents and colleagues to the newly opened home. We are proud to offer high quality care for those in need and to have created many new job opportunities for the local community. Potters Green will provide more for the community than just a care home; it will be a place for people to live well, enjoy life, and thrive.”
Charlotte Lloyd, Director of Commissioning at Exemplar Health Care, said: “We believe Potters Green will have a profound and lasting positive impact on the lives of everyone in the community, enabling people to live and be cared for closer to their community, their loved ones, and without needing to be in an institutional hospital setting, helping ease pressure on the NHS.”