A new £4.9million state-of-the-art specialist care home has been opened in Birmingham by Exemplar Health Care.
Blackmoor is the third care home in Birmingham opened by Exemplar Health Care,a provider of specialist nursing care for adults living with complex needs.
The home will support up to 30 adults and specialise in supporting people living with complex mental health needs, neuro-disabilities, brain injuries, spinal injuries and complex dementia.
Exemplar Health Care supports 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.
Specialist nursing care for adults living with neuro-disabilities
Blackmoor has the facilities to provide specialist nursing care for people living with a neuro-disability or neurodegenerative disorder.
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 – including the Bournville Unit which is a female-only environment.
The home includes the Tolkien Unit, our male-only unit 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 feeding.
Being on the ground floor and with garden access rooms, it’s ideal for those living with a neuro-disability.
The service also benefits from communal dining and living spaces as well as a cafe, therapy room, sensory room, salon and a large accessible garden.
Blackmoor provides a supportive environment where people can receive the specialist nursing care that they need and remain closer to their loved ones.
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”
Kerry Hill, the Commissioning Home Director of Blackmoor, shares: “We are extremely happy to be able to open the fifth Exemplar Care Home in the West Midlands. We have designed and built Blackmoor to provide person-centered nursing care and rehabilitation that focuses on maximising independence, building everyday living skills, and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible.
“We are also delighted to be able to support 30 adults living with a range of complex and high acuity needs while also generating over 100 jobs to the surrounding area of Birmingham.”