LifeCare Residences, the luxury retirement community operator with over 35 years’ experience, is hosting an open day at the Albert Suites, its boutique, luxury nursing and rehabilitation facility, located opposite Battersea Park, on Tuesday 3rd July.
Between 10.30am and 8.00pm, visitors will have the opportunity to tour the facility and find out about the on-site services, including the dedicated therapist and physiotherapy room, top-of-the range physio equipment, butler and concierge service, and tailored activity programme. Guided viewing tours will run from 10.30am – 1.00pm, 3.00pm – 5.00pm and 6.30pm – 8.00pm with light refreshments on offer throughout.
The open day will also offer an opportunity to experience the recent renovations first hand, which are set to enhance each resident’s experience of the Albert Suites, amidst an established infrastructure designed to deliver enriched quality of life, through discreet, dignified, tailored care.
Over the course of 12 weeks, LifeCare Residences has transformed 15,000 sq ft of space. Existing facilities such as the reception area and dining room have been upgraded, while new facilities, including a club lounge and physiotherapy suite have been created.
Providing a striking introduction to the new-look Albert Suites, the reception area has been remodelled to increase the size and practical nature of the space, while retaining a welcoming, homely atmosphere. Feature wallpaper with a woodland-inspired print adorns the walls, complemented by contemporary gold furnishings for that extra attention to detail.
Working with O1 Creative – an independent multi-disciplinary design practice responsible for delivering The Sky Garden at the top of the Walkie Talkie – the existing dining room has been upgraded to create a space which is fluid and versatile to suit the needs of residents. A soft seating area has been introduced, ideal for catching up with family and friends over barista coffee and cake, while a formal seating area sets the scene for residents and their guests to enjoy a nutritious menu of restaurant-plated meals.
A carefully arranged layout in the club lounge ensures that residents can navigate the multipurpose space with ease regardless of their mobility. As well as an ideal setting for relaxation, the club lounge also doubles as home for a calendar of activities arranged by the full-time lifestyle coordinator; notable opportunities include yoga classes and singing lessons, as well as cinema, for example.
The new physiotherapy suite has been intelligently designed to enable personalised programmes that will help residents to rebuild strength, aid recovery and galvanise wellbeing. Equipment includes MOTOMed technology, in the form of a cutting-edge, motorised therapy device, to assist those residents with restricted mobility, or who are wheelchair bound, as well as those who simply need to rebuild strength.
Nigel Sibley, Chief Executive, LifeCare Residences, comments:
“As a company, we regularly invest in our portfolio to elevate the experience of our residents, ensuring care, peace of mind, and ultimately recovery. Every facet of care is considered, starting with a high calibre yet calm and comforting environment. The refurbishment of the Albert Suites is the most recent demonstration of our dedication to this."
“As well as creating a premium look, spaces have been especially designed for the over 65s, with much emphasis placed on safety. The furnishings embody the elegance of a five-star hotel, while sensitively integrated features, such as carefully positioned seat heights, and sturdy yet stylish chair arms offer support to residents who might need to lean on furniture or a helping hand when sitting or standing. Offering residents individualised professional care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in the privacy of their own well-appointed suite, complemented by the communal spaces available, the Albert Suites provides a range of services including rehabilitation, short-term convalescence and post-operative support.”
Located at the heart of the capital, residents at the Albert Suites enjoy the best of both worlds – combining the vibrancy of city living, with the tranquillity afforded by close proximity to Battersea Park, ideal for outings with family and friends.