West Sussex care home Orchid View will be given a new start this summer after leading health and social care provider Care UK agreed to buy and re-open the Copthorne home.
Managers at Care UK are promising a ‘new beginning’ for the home which is currently closed. Richard Pearman, Care UK’s Director of Business Development, said: “This empty building has the potential to be a really fantastic, high quality home providing compassionate care for older people including those living with dementia. We won’t be reopening until the summer because we are absolutely committed to recruiting and training the finest team to deliver the high quality care that we are known for. Our commitment to care quality is behind many awards earned by our business, including Residential Care Provider of the Year in 2011.”
All recruits to the new home team will undergo an intensive training programme regardless of how much experience they bring from previous roles. This training will include a comprehensive range of care modules including dignity in care. Every team member will also complete the Care UK dementia training course which gives everyone working in the home an insight into what it might be like to live with conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. This has been proven to help staff deliver more empathetic, compassionate care and to increase the well-being of residents.
Anyone wishing to find out more about job opportunities at the new home should watch out in the local media for details of a special recruitment day being held in late spring.
Care UK already operates 86 homes across England and Scotland. The company is also opening brand new homes in Halstead, East Grinstead, Orpington and Hailsham to deliver first class care to older people.