Barchester Previews New Care Home in Herne Bay

Herne Place, Barchester Healthcare’s luxury new care home in Herne Bay, has celebrated the official opening of its marketing suite with a ribbon cutting ceremony, hosted by General Manager Judith Knight.

Alongside Judith to mark the occasion were Samantha Bright, the Home Services Advisor, and Administration Manager Lucy Ball, who are now permanently based at the marketing suite, as well as Senior Marketing Executive Katie Leeuwenburg, and Marketing Administrator Laura Dalgleish.

Doors to the marketing suite are now open to the local community, showcasing the exquisite furnishings and contemporary decoration, fitted by Barchester’s expert interior designers.

The friendly team will be on hand to discuss care options, and services available, and visitors will get a taste of what life will be like at Herne Place Care Home.

When the new home is complete later this year, it will provide high quality residential, dementia and respite care as well as many new job opportunities within the community and surrounding areas. Herne Place will feature a café, private dining room, a choice of lounges, spa bathrooms, an in-house hair salon, and premier en-suite bedrooms, each of which is fitted with a smart TV.

Through focusing on life enrichment, Herne Place will offer a range of daily activities, enjoyable events and engagement with the local community, as well as providing a varied menu of nutritious home-cooked meals. Barchester Healthcare are committed to providing a premium caring experience, ensuring independence, dignity and choice in every aspect of daily life.

The home will also be fitted with state-of-the-art facilities, including specific kitchen areas to enhance life skills, and a “Magic Table”, an interactive, multi-sensory projector that will offer opportunities for those living with dementia to increase physical and social interactions, and most of all, to have a bit of fun.

During the celebration Judith said: “We’re excited to showcase our beautiful Marketing Suite to the local community as a first look around the home. Our marketing suites are a wonderful way for people to come and see the high quality environment that we are creating, and meet the friendly team who will be caring for our residents.”

Judith continued, “Personalised care really is at the heart of everything we do, and we are looking forward to meeting our new neighbours and making new friends from within our community".

The marketing suite will be open 5 days a week 10am – 4pm, and by appointment only on Wednesday’s, Sunday’s and evenings.