Published: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Mountview care home on Loughborough Road opened its doors for the first time last week. The home, which will be operated by Ideal Carehomes, welcomed the Mayor of Charnwood, Councillor Pauline Ranson, to cut the ribbon and declare the home as officially open.
Construction began on the three storey residential and dementia care home by LNT Care Developments at the beginning of the year and locals have watched the home emerge throughout this time. Mountview has also brought a raft of employment opportunities to the area, currently employing 20 staff, rising to nearly 50 once the home is fully staffed. The local Rothley community visited the home for a preview on Sunday 19thNovember and local care professionals were invited to the official opening day last Wednesday.
Home Manager, Sue Shaw, is from the local area and is thrilled to be able to show off the beautiful home. She said, “Watching the home being built has been a great experience but the final product has completely exceeded any expectations. The home is wonderful and my staff team are extremely proud. We have enjoyed showing people around and the reaction from the local community has been great. Mountview will be a great place to live and work and we can’t wait to welcome our first residents to make our lovely building a home.”
Guests were treated to tours of the home, which includes 66 bedrooms with en-suite wet rooms, a coffee shop, garden room, library, cinema, hair and beauty salon, landscaped gardens and English tea room complete with balcony areas. The Mayor of Charnwood chatted to staff around the home before cutting the ribbon and unveiling an open day plaque. The Mayor said, “Mountview is a very impressive building – it is like a five star hotel and will not only provide a comfortable home, but also a vibrant lifestyle for future residents. We are very pleased to welcome Ideal Carehomes to Rothley and it was a pleasure to meet the staff and look around the home. I am looking forward to visiting again once the first residents have settled in.”
Mountview is due to welcome its first residents soon and will provide high quality residential and dementia care at an all-inclusive price.