Warrington Home Sees Major Investment & Relaunch

12 May 2016 News


Green Park in Warrington has spent the last three months under renovation and is now refreshed, reopened and welcoming new visitors and residents. The 105-bed home, which was taken over by Orchard Care Homes at the end of last year, is a spacious home providing residential, nursing and more specialist dementia care to its residents. With an investment in excess of £50,000 for the first two revamped units, a prominent focus for the renovation has been the introduction of a dementia strategy, which the home group has been rolling out across its homes. This includes the inclusion and development of tactile and interactive areas within the home, such as a street scene along the hallways and outside rooms, with images of a post office and a village bakery. Residents can feel and hold objects, such as the telephone on the wall, or bags and scarves, which spark memory and conversation. One such area relates to cinema, with film reel and cinema chairs, whilst another is the countryside, with striking views of hills and fields. Feedback from residents and their families has been positive, with carers noticing a marked change in residents who might previously have been reluctant to communicate. Shaun Morrissy, Operations manager, says, “We are pleased with the results of the renovation at the home. The building and its residents and staff feel completely re-energised, and we have been receiving positive feedback about the changes. “With new qualified staff in additional roles, and new care initiatives within the home, such as Resident of the Day, the home is in a strong position, and we are welcoming new residents and families.” Green Park is located in the suburb of Great Sankey, on the outskirts of Warrington. Additional renovations to the home include new decoration, new furniture, improved lighting and the development of a secure garden suited to those living with dementia. Andy Savage, Food & Beverage Manager, says, “We have been working hard with the home to develop the dining options, which I am pleased to say have advanced greatly since we took over the home. This is a large home, with many differing care needs, which place greater demands on the kitchen staff. The home has a passionate team, who are showing great potential for becoming a flagship home in their region.”