Ideal receives the keys for 30th luxury care home.

Residential and dementia care provider, Ideal Carehomes, has received the keys to its 30thluxury care home development, Haywood Lodge in Warwickshire.

Ideal has doubled its portfolio of care homes in the last five years, with eight brand new homes opening during the last two years of the pandemic and four opening in 2022.

Haywood Lodge has benefitted from a £12 million investment and will open its doors to welcome new residents later this month.

The state-of-the-art care home, which is located on Warwick Highway in Mappleborough Green, has all the finishing touches you would expect from a luxurious new home, including landscaped gardens, a luxurious cinema, café area, garden rooms, library, hair salon and convenience store.

Ideal Carehomes received the keys last week to another £12million development, Blakelands Lodge in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, which will also open later this month.

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

All its care staff receive paid breaks, consistent shift patterns, health and wellbeing support, industry-leading training and development via the ‘Ideal Academy’, and access to a management development programme, along with many other employee benefits.

In March, Ideal Carehomes announced a second pay increase for all its hourly paid staff, giving them a 9% pay increase in the last six months alone, a total investment of £3million, taking all its salaries significantly above the current real living wage. The pay increase has been awarded in recognition of the high quality of care being delivered to its residents whilst the challenges of the pandemic have continued in to 2022.

Home Manager, Jacqui Harris, said: “I am extremely proud and excited to soon be able to open the doors of our beautiful home at Haywood Lodge, Ideal Carehome’s 30thdevelopment.

“Our future residents will benefit so much from our facilities and the full and varied social programme organised by our activities co-ordinators. Everything we do at Haywood Lodge will put us at the forefront of care and, with the established Ideal Carehomes team and policies behind us, we have everything we need to ensure the continued wellbeing of our residents and staff and to support our new residents to live life to the full.”

Stacey Linn, Managing Director at Ideal Carehomes, said “Our 30thhome is an important milestone for Ideal Carehomes as it celebrates everything we have achieved over the last five years. Our focus is entirely on prioritising person-centered care, lifestyle and independence for our residents as well as wellbeing, engagement and motivation of our staff.

“Behind every Ideal care home is an incredible team and we are passionate about investing in our people, providing them with a rewarding and enjoyable career in care. We have development pathways in place to guide and progress our care teams, and we have a very strong focus on staff wellbeing, be that mental or physical, so that we are able to fully support every single employee within each and every care home.”

Ideal Carehomes employs over 1,400 people across 30 care homes throughout Yorkshire, the North West and the Midlands.