Yorkshire care home to widen paying for care options?

Posted on 29 July 2011

A new privately owned care home is set to open in Yorkshire, expanding the options for those choosing a care home no doubt.

The Yorkshire Post reports that Willow Park Care Home, located in Pontefract, will house 64 people in need of residential, nursing or specialist dementia care.

Costing £4.5 million, the facility boasts ensuite bedrooms, a beauty salon, cinema, cafe, bar and multi-activity room.

Some 500 people are said to have applied for the 60 job vacancies at the home.

Owner Eric Dixon told the newspaper: "With big care home operators under the spotlight at the moment, we think it's time for a return to a new breed of individually owned and managed homes where care standards, not profits, are the top priority."

In other news, Threshfield Court Care Home in Craven has received the Dementia Care Matters Butterfly kite-mark for sustained excellence, according to the Craven Herald.

Posted by Nigel Murphy

 

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