Founding residents invited to make their mark on new luxury care home

The first residents to move into a new state-of-the-art care home in Marston Moretaine are being invited to play a special role in establishing the home and shaping its future.

The founding residents at Blakelands Lodge will all benefit from a reduced weekly fee for a fixed period while receiving all the usual, fully inclusive, benefits including regular hair and chiropody appointments, day trips and activities, a wide-ranging and nutritious menu, laundry, housekeeping, newspapers and magazines, and 24-hour care.

As founding residents, they will be involved in setting up the new home, giving them the opportunity to help create new menus and plan activities and trips, alongside the care home’s brand-new team of care staff, managers and their very own activity co-ordinator.

As a thank you for their involvement, input, and ideas, the founding residents will pay a reduced weekly fee of £1,100 per week, a saving of £100 every week until the end of 2022.

Blakelands Lodge, on Gee View in Marston Moretaine, is Ideal Carehomes’ 29thcare home. The well-appointed care home has all the finishing touches you would expect from a luxurious new home and has been designed with residents in mind with large, open plan social areas and ultra-wide corridors. Residents will enjoy all the luxury facilities on offer at Blakelands Lodge, including a luxurious Sky Bar with far-reaching views, a vintage tearoom complete with balcony area and a cinema room.

Supported by the latest care technology, all Ideal Carehomes’ teams are committed to providing person-centred care and promote independence as far as possible. Their approach has been recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) which has rated the majority of its care homes as either good or outstanding.

Diane Lee, home manager at Blakelands Lodge, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for our first residents to put their mark on their new home, helping us to create an environment and a lifestyle that all our residents will really enjoy.

“We have a fantastic new team here and we’re all looking forward to opening the doors of our beautiful new home and getting to know each and every one of our new residents and helping them to live life to the full and enjoy all the wonderful facilities we have here for them.”

Diane and her team are also inviting members of the community to nominate a local hero to officially open Blakelands Lodge on Saturday 23rd April. They are looking for someone from who has gone above and beyond to help others and support the local community. As well as helping the care home to celebrate its grand opening, the winner will receive a £100 high street voucher and a goody bag. The local community is welcome to join the opening celebrations on Saturday 23rdApril between 11am and 3pm.