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New nursing home, set to improve care for older people in Fulham

August 24th 2005

The home has 66 places for older people requiring nursing care and will offer the highest standard of accommodation for both frail older people and those who suffer with dementia. There is also a separate unit providing care and rehabilitation for older people who have had an illness or accident, to enable them to recover and return home. The home, located in the heart of Fulham, boasts the most up to date facilities including a hydrotherapy pool, physiotherapy gym and a roof garden with stunning views across the city. The first residents will move in to their new home during September.

Richard Pearman, Development Director, Care UK said "We are very proud to have completed this building which replaces outdated care home accommodation and represents a landmark in the development of care services for the older people of Hammersmith and Fulham."

Councillor Reg McLaughlin, Hammersmith & Fulham Cabinet Memberspokesperson for social inclusion, said the new home was part of an ongoing programme of improvements to facilities for older people in the borough.

"We will have three new facilities opening in the borough as part of our commitment to ensure our elderly residents have modern, comfortable facilities.

"Our key goal is to enable people to live independently at home for as long as possible and we provide a great deal of assistance so they can do so. Where this isn't possible, facilities like the Farm Lane nursing home will help make the transition into a homely care setting both easier and more comfortable for residents."

Farm Lane is the first of three new services being developed by Care UK in partnership with London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and the PCT. The second phase, an Extra Care Scheme is due to open in October at the old Queen Charlotte hospital site, whilst the final phase of the project, another nursing home will open in February.

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