Castor Lodge Care Home in the picturesque village of Castor near Peterborough will celebrate its grand opening with an Open Day on Sunday 12th September from 10 am until 4 pm. The Care Home will provide affordable luxury care with a warm family feel, specialising in residential care, short-term respite care and specialist dementia care. It will be home for up to sixty-eight people, with an additional six exclusive top-floor premium suites providing accommodation for a further twelve people.
Managing Director Alykhan Kachra explains “We are delighted to be welcoming families to Castor Lodge Care Home. As a family-run company, we aim to create a ‘home from home’ feel in our homes and our care is the kind we’d want all of our loved ones to receive.”
Visitors to the Open Day will be entertained by electric string quartet Escala, who rose to fame as finalists on Britain’s Got Talent in 2008. Escala have played all over the world and performed with top artists including, Katherine Jenkins, Pink Floyd and Brian May. Staff will be on hand to show visitors around the care home, with visitors able to view the luxury facilities available, sample the mouth-watering menus and meet the staff team. There will also be a variety of family activities taking place throughout the day, including a QR code treasure hunt to keep little ones entertained.
With a community feel, the home's village street will provide a lively heart of the home complete with ice-cream parlour and shop. Communal areas will be bright, spacious and inviting, with beautifully landscaped gardens to encourage people to explore the outdoor spaces. Every detail has been thoughtfully designed to facilitate a range of daily meaningful activities. There will always be plenty going on from a visit to the Cricketers Arms pub, cinema, hair and beauty salon or contemplation room. Residents will meet friends and visitors in the bistro café or enjoy uninterrupted views over the open countryside from the rooftop Observatory bar.
Nogi John, Home Manager, said. “Castor Lodge is really very special, it’s not just a stunning building but will be a wonderful home for our residents. I have managed Country Court care and nursing homes since 2015 and will be bringing our family ethos and the highest standards of care and support to Castor Lodge”.
Country Court is passionate about residents’ well-being and, as a result, pride itself in providing personalised care services with expertise and compassion. Castor Lodge will have dedicated Activity & Wellbeing Champions who will get to know residents individually; they are then able to support and encourage people to continue to enjoy their hobbies and interests. There will be a range of meaningful activities for residents to enjoy every day, either in a group as a sociable activity or on a one-to-one basis. Local community groups will be encouraged to visit residents, join in with activities and host their own events, making the home an important part of the community in Castor. From reminiscing and games to light exercise, crafts, gardening or singing there will always be something going on.
Fine dining is not traditionally associated with the care sector or care homes. However, as a leading care provider, Country Court is working to change perceptions. Chefs bring a background in top Michelin star restaurants and are tasked with delivering the ‘wow factor’ on a daily basis for residents. Front of house teams will be on hand to deliver hotel-level service, ensuring residents are offered a range of food and drinks throughout the day.
Castor Lodge Care Home is part of the Country Court Group, a family-owned and run business founded in 1983, with the company philosophy “Our family caring for yours”. Country Court has won numerous Great British Care Awards. The company has been a finalist in the Health Investor Residential Care Provider of the Year for the past two years and is in the carehome.co.uk Top 25 Large Care Home Groups 2020.