Monday, 16 July 2018

Residents reassured after home takeover

A CARE home which has been in administration for more than a year has been sold.

A CARE home which has been in administration for more than a year has been sold.

Acacia Lodge in Quebec Road, Henley, has been bought by Henley Care Management, part of the Golden House group.

The new owner says the 80 staff will remain.

The home, which provides residential, nursing and dementia care for 55 residents, was opened by the Carebase group in February 2011 but went into administration in August last year.

Stephanie Jones, the home’s manager, said: “To have the future hanging in the balance has been unsettling for us all, in particular those we care for.

“We’ll be having a double celebration this Christmas knowing that the new year is going to be something we can all look forward to.

“We are a very close-knit family here at Acacia Lodge so it is important that to continue with our high standards of care we keep the same names and faces.

“All our carers and nurses are fully qualified and receive ongoing professional training but more than this they are genuinely passionate about caring for the elderly. This is reflected in everything carers do.

“Happy, content and well-looked after residents is our only goal and it is reassuring that our new owners buy into that philosophy.”

The day-to-day running of the home will be managed by Pressbeau, which already operates several other care homes. Golden House has operated in the senior care sector for 30 years.

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