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MP Justin Tomlinson opens marketing suite at new care home for Milestones Trust

Updated: Jul 24, 2020

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has officially opened the marketing suite at Abbey House, a new specialist dementia home in Swindon built by Castleoak.

Pictured left to right are Lex Cumber (Business Development Director, Castleoak), John Hoskinson (Milestones Trust CEO), Sheila Jolley (Abbey House Home Manager), Justin Tomlinson (North Swindon MP) and Simon Greenstreet (Customer Partnerships Director, Castleoak).

Due to open in June this year, Abbey House for Milestones Trust will provide for 73 people over three floors with a particular focus on providing specialist care for people with dementia.

Abbey House is a state-of-the-art care home that will allow residents to stay in a familiar environment as their needs change, thanks to its offering of a mix of both residential and nursing services. The design of Abbey House has been carefully thought through to meet Stirling dementia care standards, a framework that ensures the needs of those living in the home with dementia are met. Examples include ensuring that beds are positioned so residents can see bathrooms; using transparent panelled wardrobes and the use of enhanced, mood-appropriate lighting.  

Facilities at Abbey House include landscaped communal gardens, activity rooms, hairdressing facilities, community café and coffee shop, lounge and dining rooms, and assisted bathrooms. The care home will have specific areas to enable community involvement to help combat isolation, while all bedrooms have en-suites and ground-floor rooms have direct access to the gardens.  The entire building will be equipped with wi-fi, a nurse call system and secure door entry to manage the safe care and support of residents.


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