A care home opening today in North London will offer a pioneering approach to intergenerational care.
Nightingale Hammerson’s Hammerson House will continue the pioneering work in intergenerational care offered by its sister home, Nightingale House in South London. Together, the two homes pledge to offer a ‘home from home’ for over 250 residents, accounting for around 30% of care beds needed by the Jewish community in the London area.
Harvey Rosenblatt, President of Nightingale Hammerson said: “I am absolutely delighted that after nearly three years of redevelopment, Hammerson House is opening its doors to residents. Our home has been designed to fulfil the vision of providing innovative, high quality care. We have been able to achieve this through the valued support of our donors, volunteers and local community. We are enormously grateful for their generosity.”
With Nightingale House having been the first care home in the UK to integrate an onsite children’s nursery, Hammerson House will work with a variety of local nurseries and primary schools in North London to provide daily interaction with children to boost residents’ cognitive and physical stimulation, and self-worth through sharing their experiences and helping children.
Hammerson House residents will be offered a full programme of activities such as theatre and shopping trips with a particular focus on providing cognitive stimulation through group sessions, such as conversational French and discussion groups. Residents will get to hone their creative skills with the Engagement team, working with clay, textiles, cookery and art and there will be a regular selection of musical events and concerts on offer.
The care home offers 116 bedrooms with ensuite wet rooms, ergonomically designed furniture and specialist beds to make life as comfortable and practical for residents. The new home comprises four floors, encompassing six ‘households’, each specialising in different care provisions for residential, nursing and dementia care. Each household has its own living room, activities kitchen, dining room, winter terrace, ‘multi-sensory’ (Namaste) room. Every floor has a spa bathroom, which supports the work of the therapy department.