A 120-bed home for the elderly based on a hotel model in north London is profiled in The Guardian's Society section...
A 120-bed home for the elderly based on a hotel model in north London is profiled in The Guardian's Society section (p2).
The£10.5m Lady Sarah Cohen House development is pioneering a fresh approach to old age care by emphasising access to personal space and 'hotel' type services provided centrally such as laundry, kitchen, therapy rooms and shops.
The complex caters for those needing high-dependency nursing care and less intensive residential care.
Care market analyst William Laing said large homes like this one had advantages in terms of the facilities they offered, but local authorities were reluctant to approve registration of homes with more than 40 places on grounds that they were 'too institutional'.