Date: March 2017

CARE - IT’S AT THE CENTRE OF EVERY RICHMOND VILLAGE - QUITE LITERALLY

With the new Richmond Witney retirement village now open, its high quality 61 bed care home is also available to those living in Witney and Oxfordshire.

With a high ratio of care staff to residents, Richmond Witney is unlike many other retirement communities and places a huge emphasis not only on the provision of care, but doing so within a beautifully designed environment not normally associated with care homes.

Richmond Witney retirement village reception
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Typical care rooms at Richmond Witney
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Richmond Witney grounds and bowling green
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Richmond Witney café and bar
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Richmond Witney Wellness Spa pool
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This new state-of-the-art care home brings over 60 much-needed care beds to the community, each within a private en suite bedroom.  Every room is tastefully furnished, includes a separate shower/wet room, and has beautiful views over the village bowling green and surrounding countryside.
With level access and wide opening doors, each room is wheelchair friendly, and features electrically adjustable profiling beds with pressure reducing static or dynamic air mattresses for high need patients, and includes a television, telephone and entertainment system including Wi-Fi connectivity.  Assisted bathrooms are also available.

Says Tracey Gardner, head of care at the Village: “We aim to have the very best nurses and carers, while providing a beautiful home that is fun, sociable and stimulating for those who live here.”

The care home also has its own quality restaurant and large, airy lounges for socialising.  Unusually for a care home, it is also close to the village’s own wellness spa with its luxury swimming pool, hair salon and treatment rooms which can be used for beauty treatments by health specialists such as physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors.  There is a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, a gym and fitness studio.  Carers and spa staff provide full support, and even accompany less-mobile residents into the pool.

“Care is a key tenet at Richmond Villages,” says Paddy Brice, its managing director.  “We design the care home to be a central part of every village, employ our own onsite care team, and provide facilities which are not normally associated within such a setting.  Our aim is to provide a high quality environment with wonderful interior design.”

“The care home gives our residents great flexibility, and provides residential and nursing care plus a dedicated dementia facility.  As well as permanent residents, respite care is also available to those who need it, either to recover from illness or an operation, before then returning home.

“This new facility will be a great asset to the wider community and help relieve the ever-increasing pressure on the care services in the area.”

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Richmond Witney
The new £35 million Richmond Witney features all the facilities that have made the other Richmond villages so popular, including a wellness spa with swimming pool and gym, hair and beauty salon, a library, IT room, terrace café, quality restaurant and garden bar, and all set within beautifully landscaped grounds with a bowling green, croquet lawn and nature reserve beyond.  Activities, events and a village transport service are also provided.

The large one and two-bedroom Village apartments provide an independent lifestyle whilst the Village suites provide assisted living for those who wish to retain their independence but require some assistance with daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning and laundry.

Richmond Witney also offers its own domiciliary care team who are on-site 24-hours a day to provide tailored care to residents, while the state-of-the-art care home at the heart of the village provides the reassurance of nursing and dementia care.

About Richmond Villages
One of the pioneers in bringing the retirement village concept to the UK, Richmond Villages has been designing, building and operating its own villages for almost 20 years.  The company currently operates five luxury retirement villages located in Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire, with its new village at Witney, Oxfordshire now opening, and construction at Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire already well underway.

Richmond Villages is one of the leaders in the retirement living sector, and has an established reputation for the provision of quality service and care, and won numerous awards.

For further information about Richmond Villages, please visit richmond-villages.com or telephone 0800 0987 094

About Bupa

Richmond Villages is part of Bupa.  Bupa’s purpose is longer, healthier, happier lives.

As a leading global health and care company, it offers health insurance, medical subscription and other health and care funding products; it runs care homes, retirement and care villages, primary care, diagnostic and wellness centres, hospitals and dental clinics.  It also provides workplace health services, home healthcare, health assessments and long-term condition management services.

Bupa has 29 million customers in 190 countries.  With no shareholders, it invests its profits around the world to provide more and better healthcare and fulfil its purpose.

It employs almost 80,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, New Zealand and Chile, as well as Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, Thailand and the USA.

For more information, please visit bupa.com

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Issued by:                                           Jeremy Clarke/Tracey Bretherton
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Ref: RV09/2017