Welsh care home operator, the SilverCrest Group, is expanding residential care for people in South Wales with dementia, with the opening of its new Morgana Lodge specialist unit in Bridgend.
Located next door to its 45 room Morgana Court care home in South Connelly, the new Lodge provides 18 specially designed en suite rooms.
Part of a combined £1 ¼ million investment by SilverCrest in new dementia facilities, this follows the opening in July of the group’s new 31-bed Ty Nant dementia care home in Williamstown, Rhondda Cynon Taff.
Together with Ty Nant, SilverCrest’s latest development has brought a total of 64 new jobs to South Wales.
Dr Bikram Choudhary, founder and Chief Executive of SilverCrest which operates homes from Pontypridd to the Swansea Valley, said:
“We are proud to be able to invest in much needed increased residential care for people with dementia in Wales.
Our modern facilities are designed for comfort and welcoming familiarity, which are essential to meet the rise of dementia and its pressures on healthcare services. Morgana Lodge will bring new levels of support and comfort to residents and their families battling with dementia.”
Like Ty Nant, Morgana Lodge has been designed to meet the specialist nursing and care requirements of people with complex needs. All staff have received specialist training in dementia care.
Designed to create an instant feeling of familiarity, comfort and security amongst residents, Morgana features a mix of modern and period décor, and the care home will run a programme of activities to help stimulate minds and memories.
Dr Choudhary said
“We have built in a range of features specifically for people with dementia.”
“Creating a real sense of security and familiarity is very important to us. Some features include everyday activities including a bar, coffee shop and a train carriage to help boost and encourage enjoyable recollections and experiences.”
As well as Bridgend, SilverCrest Group operates care homes in Ystrad Pentre, Ystradgynlais, Williamstown and Pontypridd.