A new state-of-the-art care home has been showcased in Rugby.
Independent care provider WCS Care are behind the 75-room facility called Drovers House.
CEOs from Australian care organisations visited the purpose-built home at the former Cattle Market site on Friday.
The visit was part of a UK tour of residential care facilities, organised by the National Care Forum, which represents care providers in the not for profit sector.
Built by Thomas Vale Contractors, Drovers House is set to officially open in September 2013.
Christine Asbury, CEO at WCS Care, said: “We are delighted to showcase our new Drovers House development and to share our care ethos and dementia care expertise with our Australian counterparts.
“Our Drovers House architect was selected based on his vast experience of designing care homes for those with dementia.
“The building is truly fit for purpose in terms of its design from the use of correct colours to differentiate key areas to use of tactile materials, such as raised buttons on handrails, to help guide residents.”
She said Drovers House has also been specially designed to create ‘community living’ with the facility split into six separate households.
“These smaller households typically consist of ten en-suite bedrooms and communal, open plan living areas with fully functional kitchens and plenty of space for activities and socialising,” she added.
“Each household will have a dedicated team of care professionals to allow continuity of care and help facilitate a sense of family.”
She said Drovers House has been designed entirely with residents and the highest quality care provision, in mind.
Des Kelly OBE, Executive Director of the National Care Forum, said: “This visit is important for the continuing delivery of excellent care service provision in the UK and beyond.”
He said the aim is to promote quality outcomes for the people who receive care services.
“Sharing the knowledge, experience and learning from others is very beneficial,” added Mr Kelly.
“The Drovers House development is a fantastic example of how personalised care can be facilitated and the importance of the environment to achieving choice, control and independence.”