Foxhill care home’s resident VIP opens new dementia wing

FOXHILL residential care home Midhurst Road had its very own VIP to perform the opening ceremony for its new dementia wing.

For the official ribbon cutting ceremony was performed by Ron Gilbey, the home’s longest serving resident.

Midhurst Road is one of ten sites operated throughout Sheffield by not for profit organisation Sheffcare.

Its new dementia wing is made up of 14 rooms, all with en suite facilities and specially designed to meet the needs of residents living with dementia.

Other special features in the wing – staffed by specialist dementia care workers – include a ‘magic’ table, which uses interactive, colourful, moving light games for people to interact and play with.

“We are delighted that we can now offer specialist dementia in nine out of our ten homes,” said Sheffcare Chief Executive Belinda Black.

“At Sheffcare we are increasingly aware of the need for the high level of care we are offering.

“These 14 rooms have all been created specifically to meet that demand and we are confident that families will find the provision meets the best standards for safety and comfort.

“We are now serving the needs of more than 1000 older people and we are strongly committed to providing high quality, compassionate care which enhances quality of life.”

To find out more about Sheffcare’s facilities across the city visit sheffcare.co.uk

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