Brunelcare opens Glastonbury Care Home


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

A new home for older people has been opened by West Country charity Brunelcare in Glastonbury, Somerset. Residents have started to move into the £2 million purpose-built Glastonbury Care Home, which has 62 single bedrooms for the frail elderly, older people with dementia and older people needing nursing care, and employs about 100 staff. The first to move in were 13 former residents of Brunelcare’s Badgworth Court residential home, near Axbridge, which has been closed. Brunelcare’s Glastonbury home manager Liz Birks said staff and residents were reaping the benefits of moving from the 18th century Badgworth Court which had been difficult to maintain and heat. “At Glastonbury, all 62 rooms have an en-suite shower, toilet and wash basin,” Ms Birks said. “The rooms are divided into four suites, which are like little homes within a home. Each suite of rooms has two bathrooms, one of which is especially adapted for disabled people, and each suite has its own dining room and two lounges.” Work-bases for staff in e





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