The following article was recently featured in the Daily Echo
Hampshire care home celebrates the completion of £1 million redevelopment
Hampshire, 24th September 2014 Barton Lodge, a boutique residential and specialist dementia care home in Barton-on-Sea, marked the completion of its extensive £1 million redevelopment by welcoming the mayor of New Milton, Cllr David Hawkins, to officially open the home’s eagerly awaited new 5 star facilities and landscaped gardens.
Owned and operated by Loving Care Matters, a family-run care provider, Barton Lodge has been thoughtfully redesigned over the past two years to include 48 beautifully appointed bedrooms, a contemporary hair salon, elegant dining room, multiple spacious lounges and a landscaped garden that overlooks stunning views of the Isle of Wight.
Commenting on the redevelopment of Barton Lodge, Managing Director, Shabbir Walji said “We’re delighted to celebrate and mark this milestone event. Barton Lodge is our extended family home and not an institution! We provide a real lifestyle for our residents, full of activities to help nourish mind, body and soul.”
Operations Director, Rizwan Walji said “When designing Barton Lodge, we really had in mind what we would want for our own parents or indeed ourselves. In fact, my father often comments that he’s already chosen his favourite room.
We really care about our residents’ welfare. A number of our residents are living with dementia and it was important for us to design the interiors and gardens in a way that would provide sensory stimulation but within a calming environment.”
Joined by members of the local community, Barton Lodge helped celebrate this landmark occasion by treating guests and residents to an afternoon of live music on the newly landscaped grounds, whilst sampling homemade refreshments prepared especially by the home’s on-site chefs.