TV presenter Angela Rippon enjoyed afternoon tea when she visited a brand new specialist dementia nursing facility, part of the acclaimed Morris Care Centre, in Wellington, Shropshire.
The popular broadcaster, an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society, met residents and staff at Morris Care’s new Ercall Court to mark the occasion.
The 11-bedroom ‘home from home’ on Holyhead Road heralds a new approach to delivering specialist care within a small, bespoke residence. The leading Midlands care provider balances a range of innovative approaches tailored to an individual’s medical, physical and emotional needs to provide the most person-centred care possible. This unique approach to care is called The Cedar Philosophy. Developed alongside the University of Stirling, it aims to reduce anxiety and stress and can lead to real therapeutic benefits, helping residents lead fulfilling lives.
Miss Rippon, whose late mother Edna was diagnosed with dementia, said: “Dementia is a huge challenge for our society and touches so many families. With one person developing dementia every three minutes in the UK, the need for ongoing research and professional support is clear.”
Morris Care’s Chief Operating Officer Sue Austin said: “We were absolutely delighted to welcome Angela as our special guest to Ercall Court. We’re all very proud of the Home and the team here believe it is a privilege to care for residents, treating them as individuals and considering every aspect of their wellbeing, not simply their medical requirements.”
Morris Care have been delivering outstanding levels of care in Shropshire and Cheshire for more than 25 years and have called on this experience to develop this specialist dementia home.
Ercall Court is affiliated to the nearby Morris Care Centre in Wellington which has been accredited ‘Good’ by CQC and achieved a nationally recognised Gold Standard Award for End of Life Care. Ercall Court has been specially designed to be a welcoming, calming environment with features including individually coloured bedroom doors to help each resident remember their room. There are also dedicated themed areas to stimulate interest and promote happy memories with the help of photographs and vintage items. The Home also has a sensory and relaxing spa room with a specialist massage bathing system for residents to enjoy as well as a safe, private garden.