We are delighted to announce that Christchurch Council has given Avon Lee Lodge the go ahead to build three close care ‘pods’ within our existing grounds. Modern in style and with views of both our gardens and neighbouring paddocks. Not only will the units have strong visual appeal but more practically they will enhance the level of care provision that our service can offer – following our long standing ethos of care; to maximise independence. The units provide an excellent alternative to couples either or both of which might require full time care. Often this is provided in the majority by the partner with minimal support from home care which is generally considered the bare minimum and often takes a great toll on the carer partner. ‘The Pods’ would provide the same level of care as those residents within our home and would provide the community with an excellent alternative to traditional residential care. It would also allow couples to stay together longer and in more favourable circumstances with the care work taken on by our highly trained and supervised on site care staff. Residents within the pods would be able to enjoy the activities and facilities within the care home as well as have the independence of having their own unit which would comprise of a kitchen, lounge bathroom and bedroom. All of which would be fitted with the latest adaptations for our client group, as well as a call bell system linked with the existing system within the home. They would also have the peace of mind of having on site 24 hour a day 365 days a year care support. Residents could also opt to have meals delivered from the care home or eat within our dining room. For potential residents it would also allow freer use of their capital as significant amounts would not be tied into a sheltered housing scheme which with market saturation with these developments as it is, are difficult to sell, and often do not provide the level of 24 hour close care and support that can be offered within a formal care environment such as Avon Lee Lodge. We are anticipating completion of the pods by Spring 2016. For more information or to register your interest please contact us.