Seven-figure revamp for dementia care home

Deputy Manager Anna Lewkowicz in one of the new rooms.
Deputy Manager Anna Lewkowicz in one of the new rooms.
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A Spalding care home has undergone a seven figure expansion and refurbishment to provide top-quality care for elderly people with dementia.

Fifteen new jobs have been created at St John’s Care Home in Hawthorn Bank, which is now able to accommodate 55 residents thanks to financial support from Clydesdale Bank in Peterborough.

The end of the five-month project to transform the former vicarage was marked with an official opening for relatives of residents and members of the local business community.

Alykhan Kachra, managing director of St John’s Care Home, which is part of the UK-wide Country Court Care group, said extra carers, an administrator, kitchen and domestic staff had been recruited.

Alykhan said: “A suitable environment is core to the provision of quality support for people living with dementia and we believe we have achieved this to an exceptional standard.

“We have incorporated into the redesign critical factors such as eliminating shared rooms, the provision of ensuite rooms and the maintenance of an optimal ambient temperature in the home.

Alykhan’s father, Abdul, who is chairman of Country Court Care and established the group 30 years ago, was at the official unveiling along with Alykhan’s brother and finance director, Al-Karim Kachra.