Ten new dementia beds opened in Wallington

Posted on 13 May 2011

People with dementia choosing a care home in Wallington are to be better catered to with the addition of ten new beds for people with the condition.

The Newlands unit at Ryelands Care Home was formally opened on May 6th by care minister Paul Burstow, reports the Sutton Guardian.

Mr Burstow had tea with residents paying for care and met two of the students from Stanley Park Junior School, who are frequent visitors to the home.

Linda Humphreys, unit manager, gave the minister a guided tour of the facility and he then experienced a music therapy session.

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, told the newspaper: "Ryelands provide an outstanding service for their residents. I am certain that the new unit will also provide top quality care for dementia patients in safe and very attractive environment."

This follows research conducted at Newcastle University which revealed that a dramatic 82 per cent rise in the number of UK care homes is needed by 2030.

Posted by Nigel Murphy

 

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