Guernsey care homes to be updated

Posted on 15 February 2011

Two care homes on Guernsey will be knocked down and replaced with modern units that allow people paying for long term care to live more independent lives.

Longue Rue House and Maison Maritaine are to be demolished and replaced with extra care accommodation similar to the facilities at Rosaire, the Guernsey Press and Star reports.

The new buildings will be constructed around the current units, so that people staying in the existing care homes will not be disrupted.

While the proposals have not yet been approved by the island's government, its housing department has made the plans public so residents and their families are aware of them.

It follows news that Bupa's Alexandria Nursing Home in Nottingham has completed its £237,000 refurbishment project and is celebrating with a street party later this month.

"We are absolutely thrilled with the refurbishment and we are very proud to be able to offer such a lovely environment in which we can provide dedicated care for people who have dementia," said home manager Gerry Martin.


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