Care Village planned for elderly Kent patients

 Specialist care village company English Villages is planning to build a care village with medical and social facilities for elderly patients near Maidstone, Kent.

The village will include 36 residential care beds and 99 close care and assisted living apartments, a wellness centre and a range of day care facilities.

Pending local government approval, the new site at Ledian Farm, Leeds Village will open in 2015 with over 100 care staff.

The wellness centre will provide rehabilitation and physiotherapy services, and will include a treatment room staffed by GPs.

Keith Cockell, Managing Director, noted that 16,000 people aged over 80 live within a short drive of the site, and this figure is expected to double by 2030.

“We have taken into account the demographics and the desires of the local community to deliver a balanced and sustainable community facility,” he said.

“The Village represents a multi million pound investment in services and facilities for older people and those in need of care living in the area.”

The care village represents a private sector response to the growing need among elderly patients for integrated health and social care.