Care home furnishing specialist, Dayex, has played a key role at Heathfield Care Homes to provide care home furniture for 24 bedrooms, a lounge, and dining room at its newest care home, Canford Manor in Hampshire.
Jane Palmer, Director at Heathfield Care Homes, explains: “We bought the 24-bed care home when it was desperately in need of refurbishment. As there were already 16 customers in residence , it was important to refurbish the home with as little disruption as possible.”
Dayex visited the site to measure the whole house including bedrooms, lounge and dining room. Palmer continues, “After the Dayex team had taken measurements and familiarised themselves with the space, they sent through a plan with fabric and furnishing options for the care home furniture, so that all we had to do was select how each room was going to be designed.”
Five day delivery
Palmer continues, “Once we were ready to furnish each room, all I needed to do was phone the Dayex office and say that we needed rooms 12, 16 and 22 furnishing, for example, and everything was delivered five days later. We moved the residents around during the redecoration, so every room was updated and refreshed.
“The Dayex team has made it very easy to refurbish the rooms, knowing that we had a week’s deadline to get each painted before the furniture arrived. Likewise, the quick turnaround meant that we didn’t have storage issues with a lot of units turning up before we could put them in situ. It’s been great as it’s really taken away a lot of the thinking for me, and Dayex has never missed a deadline.”
Canford Manor strives to create comfortable and relaxing environments for its residents and has recently installed a faux fireplace in the living room, with cream and gold décor in the living room with Dayex fire retardant curtains.
Palmer continues, “The fire retardant fabrics for the curtains and bed spreads are really gorgeous and such decent quality at a fantastic price. We have found that Dayex care home furniture products are of a very high quality and over a year since delivery, have not needed to be replaced due to wear and tear. All of the screws and fixtures are still working perfectly so there is no sag to the doors and the hanging rails still look new.”
Canford Manor is embarking on an expansion project in spring 2015 to house 14 new bedrooms and lounge facility, which is set to be available for residents in December this year.