THE prospective move of the Chilterns End care home in Henley to the new Townlands Hospital in April next year
THE prospective move of the Chilterns End care home in Henley to the new Townlands Hospital in April next year was mentioned at this week’s meeting of Henley Rotary Club.
The guest speaker was Victoria Morl, home manager of the 46-bed home in Greys Road, which is run by the Orders of St John Care Trust.
She explained that the trust as a whole cared for 3,500 elderly people, mainly women, in a variety of care situations and employed 4,000 people.
About half of the residents had been diagnosed with dementia but the actual total was probably nearer 80 per cent. The trust’s homes offered nursing care, residential care and day care services, while some provided domiciliary care in flats provided by the trust.
Mrs Morl said she started as a care leader and then managed one of the trust’s homes in Abingdon before returning to Henley.
Her priorities were to maintain relationships with the local community and to secure the home’s future with the move to Townlands.
The new 64-bed home would have en-suite facilities for everyone and specialist dementia care. The foundation stone was due to be laid on February 11., she said.