State-of-the-art care home to open in Bedford

Covid-secure home also features cinema, hair salon and nail bar

Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 11:49 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st July 2021, 12:29 pm

A new state-of-the-art care home is opening in Bedford next month.

Elstow Manor Care Home includes 80 en-suite bedrooms and is built on former London Brick Company land.

It also features, a bistro cafe, private dining room, hair salon and nail bar, activity room/bar, a cinema, spacious resident lounges, dining rooms and quiet lounges.

Staff at Elstow Manor Care Home

There is also a bespoke Covid-secure visitation suite, in-built thermal imaging technology in the entrance lobby and a ventilation system which ensures air in public spaces is fully replaced four times an hour.

Among the staff at the care home is Oliver Waddington, wellbeing and lifestyle coach, who decided on a change of career during the pandemic.

The former professional sports coach said: "During lockdown I reflected on my career and wanted a role to help support members of the local community and aid them to have fulfilled lifestyle and wellbeing.

“I am new to the care industry and the training and resources at Hamberley has given me confidence to provide a high level of support and care.”