Published: Friday 15th January 2021
Dudley’s newest care home, Sedgley Court, has been officially opened by ITV’s Dr. Hilary Jones during a ‘virtual’ ceremony on Facebook. To celebrate the launch of the luxurious home, future residents and their friends and families, as well as the local community, were invited to join the Sedgley Court team live to safely watch as Dr. Hilary announced the home as open and Home Manager, Kim Dean, cut the ribbon on his behalf.
Staff virtually welcomed Dr. Hilary, who gave a heart-warming speech, crediting social care teams and key workers for their commitment to their roles throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.
He said, ‘It is so nice to be invited to officially open Ideal Carehomes 22nd home. I have been told all about your newly recruited team and the training they have recently completed. I am sure everyone at the home will be really looking forward to this exciting time, I know you are all incredibly proud of your home and to begin looking after your first residents in the coming weeks’.
Dr. Hilary, who has practised as a GP for over 40 years and has been the medical advisor on ITV morning shows since 1989 continued, ‘I know at Ideal Carehomes it is all about providing person-centred care and I think it is incredibly important to have people’s lifestyles at the heart of everything you do’.
He also said how much he is looking forward to visiting the home in the future to enjoy a G&T with the residents at the top floor Sky Bar!
Home Manager, Kim Dean, said, ‘I have been extremely excited to finally cut the ribbon and open our beautiful home – it was a pleasure to have Dr. Hilary officially open Sedgley Court. Our team can’t wait to support our first residents and help them to live life to the full. It is certainly a strange time to be opening a care home, but I know there are people out there in the local community, perhaps those who are isolating alone over the next few weeks, who would benefit from living with likeminded people – and we are here and ready to help.’
Kim continued, ‘Everything at Sedgley Court puts us at the forefront of care. With the established Ideal Carehomes team and policies behind us as well as the Covid-19 vaccine being imminently available to our residents and staff, we have all we need to ensure the continued wellbeing of everyone at our home.
Ideal Carehomes Regional Director for the South Midlands, Maria Taylor, said, ‘We are so pleased to be opening our first luxury care home in Dudley. Whilst our environments are second to none, it is our staff team who make our homes the best places to live. We are very proud of our newly recruited team, who encompass Ideal Carehomes ethos of person-centred care and really want to make a difference to the lives of our residents’.
Sedgley Court, operated by Ideal Carehomes, provides staff with industry-leading training, coupled with the latest care plan technology to ensure residents feel safe, relaxed and fulfilled as they move into the next chapter of their life. Residents Sedgley Court receive high-quality personalised-care on an inclusive fee basis and can enjoy a full programme of health, leisure and wellbeing activities managed by a dedicated team of carers.
For more information, contact Kim on 01384 928 404. Kim can carry out an initial assessment for new residents within 24 hours of making the enquiry and the team at Sedgley Court can help you or your loved one move to your new home as quickly and stress free as possible.