Care South opens New Maiden Castle House

Posted on June 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Not-for-profit provider Care South has opened New Maiden Castle House in Dorchester, Dorset. The project, funded and managed by Care South, is the outcome of a partnership which includes key contributor Dorset County Council, the Dorset Primary Care Trust and construction partner, Yeovil builder, Rok. New Maiden Castle House will provide a range of specialist care services for the local community including dementia, rehabilitation and long term care for frail older people. Dorset County Council has secured 40 beds under a 20 year block purchase agreement. The 31 bed dementia floor contains many features to evoke memories and stimulate well-being; these include cabinets of memorabilia, past-times themed areas and an original restored red and white Austin Mini car. Dorset County Council cabinet member for Adult and Community Services David Crowhurst said: “Care South operates residential care homes at 19 locations and also delivers homecare services from administration centres in Poole, Honiton and Crewkerne.”

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