A £450,000 refurbishment has been unveiled at Hallmark Care Homes’ Admiral Court in Leigh on Sea, Essex.
The opening ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Southend, Councillor John Lamb and Miss Essex beauty pageant winner Georgie Goodey.
General Manager, Susan Cruse, said: “We had a fantastic day at the home’s grand relaunch event. The refurbishment will make a huge difference to the residents’ lives at Admiral Court. We have new facilities and our existing facilities have been upgraded to enhance choices and opportunities within the home. We are proud to have such an amazing environment.”
During the event at the home, which provides residential, dementia and nursing care, Hallmark offered tours for over 50 guests and revealed its new facilities for its 60 residents.
The eight-month refurbishment was also marked by George Pearl, the Chair of the Southend Dementia Action Alliance and Hallmark Care Homes, Head of Relationship Centred Care, April Dobson, who presented the home with two dementia awards. This included a dementia friendly award from the council, and an Outstanding Relationship Centred Home in Dementia Award for achieving all outcomes of Hallmark Care Homes Together Dementia Strategy.
The homes facilities now include: a farmhouse kitchen which will encourage residents to get more involved at mealtimes, an indoor potting shed, and an upgraded café, hairdressers, therapy room and pub. The cinema room has also had an extensive refurbishment with the introduction of £22,000 audio visual package which now includes sports and movies provided by SKY TV.