The 77 bed care home offers residential and dementia care, and welcomes its first residents in early November.
Hutton View was developed with the residents’ needs at the forefront of the design.
The home features a cinema, library, salon, and celebration bar which residents can book for private gatherings. There is also a café, which aims to become the hub of the home for families and residents to relax together.
Clifton Court, the home’s specialist dementia community, incorporates the Montessori approach, specialist lighting, clear signage and wayfinding pictures on resident’s doors. Furniture has see-through frontage to enable dementia patients to remain independent where possible.
April Dobson, head of relationship-centred care said: “The environment of the dementia community at Hutton View is great. It is very stimulating and there is a large amount of outdoor space.
“We work with experts at Worchester University to support our teams to translate the theory of dementia care into practice. Dementia care has to be stimulating, enabling and ensure people have the autonomy to make choices for themselves and have the best quality of life.”
Jenny Mann, commissioning general manager explains: “In the run up to opening, the team will be tested (this will be ongoing). Strict infection control measures are already in place, we have a plentiful supply of PPE and the team have been well trained on using it as a part of their induction.”
Hutton View will benefit from the COVID-19 safe visitor suites that are being installed across all Hallmark care homes so residents can stay connected with family and friends during the pandemic.
For more information on Hutton View, visit https://www.hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk/care-homes/essex/hutton-view-care-home/.