Blythe Rose unfurls for its first resident
Blythe Rose, a brand new dementia home in Blythe Valley Park, Solihull, has officially opened its doors to welcome its first resident.
The home is Macc Care group’s latest luxury care home - its eleventh - in the West Midlands. Separated into six individual lodges, each with 12 to 15 bedrooms, Macc Care promises ‘a sense of independent living’ for its residents. Facilities on offer include a cinema, shop, and salon.
Describing the home as “beautiful”, Blythe Rose’s first resident, 78-year-old Jennifer, formerly an interior designer, said she was looking forward to having her four grandchildren visit.
Macc Care commissioning manager Cheryl Harbourne MBE said: “We are over the moon to finally be opening our doors to residents, and my amazing team and I can’t wait to welcome them with open arms. Blythe Rose is an amazing care home and a project that left no stone unturned when it came to creating an environment that supports those suffering from dementia. Meeting Jennifer was a memorable moment for all of us here and we’re excited to expand our family — offering more people a level of care that goes far beyond their clinical needs.
“Community is going to be everything at Blythe Rose and our amazing communal spaces will no doubt lend themselves perfectly to the exchange of childhood stories and the formation of new friendships. We also want our residents to express their independence and will ensure to offer them the opportunity to dictate their own lives within a supportive and compassionate framework. If they want to clean the dishes, we will allow them to do so. If they want to potter in the garden, we will let them do just that. That’s what it’s all about at Blythe Rose.”