On the 7th September 2017 the Great Oaks care home in Kinson, Bournemouth opened its doors officially to residents and its families.
Although operating since the start of the summer, the grand opening was an opportunity for the providers – Encore Care Homes – to introduce potential residents, their families and the local community to one of the most contemporary and technologically invested homes in the UK.
The purpose built residence, intended for 80 people, is situated amongst a leafy suburb of Bournemouth with views of woodlands and a community park at the rear.
The building itself backs on to a custom designed garden with raised sensory flower beds, water features, benches and wheelchair friendly footpaths.
Internally Great Oaks feels more like a luxury apartment building than a care home, with contemporary lines, muted colours and minimalist décor. Even the bedroom doors were styled like boutique entrance ways.
Everywhere the diligence towards providing a higher standard of living was apparent from the integrated technologies to ensure everyone was properly cared for, to the memory cabinets situated by every resident’s room.
Even the various wings of the three storeys home were decorated to themes including classic movies, New York, football and music.
Our role in this incredible project was to provide 6 sluice/dirty utility rooms and capital machinery – including a dual machine room situated on the top floor.
With Encore Care Homes providing care to such a high number of individuals with a diverse range of challenges and needs, ensuring they had a solution that Ian MacDonald (Great Oaks Home Manager) and his team could rely on was fundamental.
With Great Oaks officially open and bulk of the residents set to move in over the coming weeks the team and the building will be put through its paces along with their sluice room solution.
From what we’ve seen, we’re as confident in Encore’s service provision as we are in their sluice rooms.
If your facility requires capital machinery or an entire sluice room solution, DDC Dolphin can assist. Review our services or contact us today for more information.