A new vision in dementia care provision

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

Many commentators have contended that future care provision will be driven by market forces, rather than by statutory regulation, and new build care facilities tend to confirm this. MHA Care Group’s new facility at Swindon in Wiltshire is a good example, with 17sq m ensuite rooms in the care home module, Fitzwarren House, eclipsing National Minimum Standards. Throughout the facility, a 60-bed specialist dementia and nursing care home, plus 14 extracare apartments – it is evident that contemporary care home design has responded to the higher expectations of a growing pool of self-funding service users. Surrounded by fields and wooded parkland on the outskirts of Swindon, Fitzwarren House and Stanton Lodge are named after a local village, Stanton Fitzwarren. Built on the site of a former 14-bed care home, at the time of my visit, all thee modules were about two weeks short of commissioning. Home manager Wendy Champion showed me around, in the company of MHA Care Group chief executive Roger Davies and Mel Knight

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