A Surrey care community is celebrating the completion of an extension to its dementia care facilities, which will allow it to provide 11 extra bedrooms for new residents, as well as offering enhanced living space that includes three new living areas purpose built for residents’ needs.
The Huntington & Langham Estate in Hindhead is now in position to welcome almost a dozen new residents thanks to its 11-bedroom extension at Langham Court, the estate’s specialist dementia offering, with four rooms already having been reserved by prospective residents.
Alongside the new bedrooms, three additional communal areas have also been added as part of the renovation work, while the incorporation of a new wheelchair friendly road now allows for better access to more areas of the estate, including its animal grazing fields, lake and parts of the woodland.
The extension has been fully signed off by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and is now officially certified as meeting the requisite standards.
Charlie Hoare, Director of the Huntington & Langham Estate, commenting on the extension’s completion, said: “Actually being in the extension to Langham Court is incredible. It’s been a concept for years, so to be able to physically enter is wonderful. It’s turned out so much better than I’d ever hoped. It offers a calmness and a great sense of wellbeing, with views of the South Downs and the sheep grazing on the estate providing a real feeling of peacefulness and contentment. It’s surpassed everything we could’ve hoped for and we’re delighted with the outcome.”
Charlie continued: “One thing we always encourage our residents to do is to bring lots of personal possessions with them to make the space feel more homely. This isn’t limited to the bedrooms; we encourage this personalisation to spill out to our hallways and day rooms too. Langham Court is an accredited Butterfly home, which means it follows a model of care that focuses on the individual, valuing their emotional intelligence and delivering relationship-based care. Creating a space with personality enthused décor plays a large part in capturing the essence of the Butterfly model, which sits at the heart of what we do.”