Care home to get 10-bed extension

Manager Kelly Jenkins at Lostock Grove Care Home, Slater Lane, Leyland, with residents, Gladys Jeffery, James Gallagher, Margaret Gleave and Elsie Broxton
Manager Kelly Jenkins at Lostock Grove Care Home, Slater Lane, Leyland, with residents, Gladys Jeffery, James Gallagher, Margaret Gleave and Elsie Broxton

A Leyland care home is getting an extension as part of dreams for it to become a ‘care village’.

Proprietor of Lostock Grove Rest Home in Slater Lane, Michael Hommel, said the work to build 10 extra bedrooms is just the start.

“We bought the place in 2008 and gave it a whole refurbishment,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of good comments from residents and their families, so we want to build on that now.

“We’re also getting a new lounge, dining room, laundry room and staff room, and the bigger dream is for it to become a care village in the future.

“We’re focusing on the current building this year, and the next phase will be to put houses on the estate for older people, who will live indepentently, but will have support from the care home if they need it.”

He added: “I think there is a good future in this business because the elderly population is growing, and although some care homes have been getting bad press recently, our residents are really happy here.

“We have very high standards, and we aim to give people good quality of life.”

The extension work is expected to start in the Spring.