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Exemplar Health Care opens latest specialist care home

The complex needs care home in Pontefract also has a dedicated neuro-disability unit

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Exemplar Health Care, a provider of specialist nursing care for adults living with complex needs, has officially opened its £3.4million state-of-the-art specialist care home in Pontefract. 

Bennett Court, based on Ash Grove in South Elmsall, will be Exemplar Health Care’s sixth home in West Yorkshire. 

The home supports up to 30 people and specialisea in supporting adults living with complex mental health needs, neuro-disabilities, brain injuries, spinal injuries and complex dementia. 

Bennett Court has the expertise and facilities to support some of the most complex and acute individuals, who would often be in a hospital setting if not placed with them, enabling them to stay in the community and reducing hospital and secure facility admission. 

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Specialist nursing care for adults living with neuro-disabilities

Bennett Court has the facilities to provide specialist nursing care for people living with neuro-disabilities or neurodegenerative disorders. 

The home has 30 large bedrooms, each with an en-suite, across three ten-bed units. All three units have the provision for bariatric care. 

This small group living provides a homely and supportive environment, which is more responsive to people’s needs. 

Lily Unit is a dedicated unit for those living with dementia. 

And the home’s Poppy Unit is a male-only environment which supports up to ten adults living with complex health needs and mixed diagnoses, including neuro-disabilities, brain injuries, physical disabilities and those who have tracheostomies, ventilators and PEG feeds. 

Being on the ground floor and with garden access rooms, Poppy Unit is ideal for those living with a neuro-disability. 

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Other facilities at Bennett Court 

Bennett Court has communal dining and living spaces as well as a cafe, therapy room, salon and large accessible garden.

The home hosts a restaurant-style dining menu which is developed with service users at quarterly Food Forums. 

This ensures that menus are varied, interesting and available to everyone, taking into account personal preferences, condition-specific and religious dietary requirements. 

 

 

“It is extremely rewarding to be able to support 30 local people with complex health needs” 

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Speaking about the opening, Helen Lawson, Commissioning Home Director for Bennett Court, said: “I’m thrilled to have opened Exemplar Health Care’s newest home in West Yorkshire.

 “This community-based home will provide person-centered care and rehabilitation that focuses on maximising independence, building everyday living skills, and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible.

“It’s extremely rewarding to be able to support 30 local people with complex health needs, and to provide over 150 stable and local jobs for those wanting to be part of a new team where you can make a difference and every day better.”