Nursing home to spend £2m on extracare development
A Staffordshire nursing home is to spend more than £2m on developing extracare facilities.
The-45 bed Hoar Cross Nursing Home in East Staffordshire is building a new wing that will house 18 extracare units along with enhanced communal facilities for the entire home. Work is scheduled to begin on site in Summer 2010.
Each of the new one-bedroom units will comprise a self-contained living room and kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. The extension will be linked to the existing home by a walkway and provide a new kitchen plus a second dining restaurant, two dayrooms, a salon, library and computer room for all residents.
Hoar Cross says its extracare units will cater for different levels of independence from those who, although frail, wish to maintain some independence while remaining in a care setting, to others who are in need of care but require a lower level of assistance. At the same time, as part of the nursing home, the new units are able to offer increased personal and nurs