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New London care home champions intergenerational care

12 May 2021

A new care home, pioneering an intergenerational approach to care, has opened in London.

Nightingale Hammerson, UK care provider for the Jewish community, has opened its latest home to new residents.

Hammerson House care home will offer Nightingale Hammerson’s unique inter-generational care initiative, a vibrant living and social environment and an innovative therapeutic approach to 116 people. Combined with Nightingale House in South London, the two establishments will offer ‘home from home’ care to over 250 residents, which is around 30% of the care beds needed for the Jewish Community in the London area.

Nightingale Hammerson was the first UK care home to integrate a children’s nursery onsite in Nightingale House in South London. The new home, Hammerson House, will continue the group’s pioneering work in this area, working with a variety of local nurseries and primary schools in North London. This was a priority when planning the new home as experience from Nightingale House showed that the daily interaction and opportunities for reading, singing and cooking between the children and residents actively helped to address social isolation, boosted cognitive and physical stimulation and provided self-worth through sharing experiences with and helping the children. The children also benefitted by being part of a positive learning environment.

Hammerson House offers 116 bedrooms with ensuite wet rooms, ergonomically designed furniture and specialist beds to make life as comfortable and practical for residents. The new home comprises of four floors, encompassing six ‘households’, each specialising in different care provisions for residential, nursing and dementia care.

Harvey Rosenblatt, President of Nightingale Hammerson, said: “I am absolutely delighted that, after nearly three years of redevelopment, Hammerson House is opening its doors to residents. Our home has been designed to fulfil the vision of providing innovative, high-quality care. We have been able to achieve this through the valued support of our donors, volunteers and local community. We are enormously grateful for their generosity.”

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