Plans unveiled for new care village for older people with mobility problems
8th December 2017
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Plans for a new care village in Inveresk in Scotland have been released that will aim to cater for older people with mobility problems and other older people in the area.
The development by Richmond Villages, which is part of Bupa, is planning to build on vacant land and will provide a range of accommodation to meet the needs and aspirations of older people. The accommodation will include new facilities, including modern walk in baths.
The village could include over 160 one and two bedroom care suites/apartments; 30 frail elderly nursing care beds and 30 dementia care beds together with communal facilities.
A care home in the development would provide post-operative and respite care for older people and residents opting to buy a care suite or apartment would benefit from an on-site domiciliary care team and support 24 hours a day.
A restaurant, café, library, crafts room and a wellness spa that includes a swimming pool, exercise studio, treatment rooms, and hair and beauty suite are currently part of the initial plans too.
Care village aims to help improve care facilities for older people
The new development is aiming to help with the shortage of care facilities for older people in the area.
According to an article on the East Lothian Courier, Richmond Villages’ brochure says, “This will help alleviate the shortage of care facilities for older people and improve both the quality and choice of retirement living and care facilities in the area.
“The proposed care community will offer high-quality personal, nursing and dementia care together with assisted living accommodation designed to help people retain as much independence as possible.”
As part of the support services offered by the care village meals, cleaning and laundry will be offered to residents. Transport is also available to those with mobility problems so they can travel to local shops, the doctors, hospital, the dentists or other recreational outings.