Hammerson House care home opens today, 11th May 2021, in North London offering a pioneering intergenerational approach and innovative care 

Leading UK care provider for the Jewish community, Nightingale Hammerson have announced that their new establishment, Hammerson House will open its doors today to new residents. 

The new care home will offer Nightingale Hammerson’s unique inter-generational care initiative, a vibrant living and social environment and an innovative therapeutic approach to 116 people. 

Combined with Nightingale House in South London, the two establishments will offer ‘home from home’ care to over 250 residents, which is around 30% of the care beds needed for the Jewish Community in the London area.  

An intergenerational approach

Nightingale Hammerson was the first UK care home to integrate a children’s nursery onsite in Nightingale House in South London. The new home, Hammerson House, will continue the group’s pioneering work in this area, working with a variety of local nurseries and primary schools in North London.

Intergenerational activities

This was a priority when planning the new home as experience from Nightingale House showed that the daily interaction and opportunities for reading, singing and cooking between the children and residents actively helped to address social isolation, boosted cognitive and physical stimulation and provided self-worth through sharing experiences with and helping the children. The children also benefitted by being part of a positive learning environment. 

Life at Hammerson House

Residents will benefit from a vibrant programme of activities such as theatre and shopping trips, creative pursuits, and a regular selection of musical events and concerts.

Hammerson House interior

The home itself offers 116 bedrooms with ensuite wet rooms, ergonomically designed furniture and specialist beds to make life comfortable and practical for residents. The new home comprises of four floors, encompassing six ‘households’, each specialising in different care provisions for residential, nursing and dementia care. Hospitality experts have donated time pro bono to design the new home to ensure that the living spaces are beautiful and the residents feel as at home as possible.  

Harvey Rosenblatt, President of Nightingale Hammerson said: “I am absolutely delighted that after nearly 3 years of redevelopment, Hammerson House is opening its doors to residents.  Our home has been designed to fulfil the vision of providing innovative, high quality care.   We have been able to achieve this through the valued support of our donors, volunteers and local community.  We are enormously grateful for their generosity.”