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Jobs Boost as Waterside Grange Care Home opens in Dinnington

posted 6 Nov 2012, 02:52 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 8 Nov 2012, 06:25 ]
A new nursing and residential care home has opened that will significantly increase the provision of such services in the Rotherham area. The Waterside Grange Care Home at Waterside Park, Dinnington was officially opened by deputy Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr John Foden, with invited guests including Kevin Barron MP and Cllr Simon Tweed.

Waterside Grange home can accommodate 78 residents in luxury suites of ten people. The home provides services for clients aged 55 and over with a range of conditions including bariatric needs, dementia and infirmity. All of the rooms within the £5 million development offer en-suite wet room, and the latest state of the art facilities. The home will employ upwards of 100 full and part time staff when fully operational and 14 residents are already on the waiting list for rooms in the first phase.

Waterside is the home developed by local company, Horizon Care Homes Ltd, as managing director Laura Higginbottom explains; “As a family we set up Horizon in 2009.  We had been looking for a suitable home for a relative with dementia and found that there was a real lack of high quality facilities in the South Yorkshire area, and so we decided to set up our own.

“Our first home, Wood Hill Grange in Sheffield was completed in April 2011 and was full within the year. Our philosophy as a family business is to try to provide our clients and their families with the same level of care and support that we’d expect for our own family. We absolutely are not perfect however I think that unfortunately in many homes that caring heart is missing, and we try to put that at the centre of our business philosophy.”

Horizon Care Homes are looking to expand further and are currently looking at other potential sites within the Rotherham, Sheffield and Doncaster areas.