Dementia Close Care Facility, Hendon

This facility was originally intended to cater specifically for the Jewish community and Greengage undertook an assessment to demonstrate that a need existed for such a facility.

A comprehensive review was undertaken to determine the propensity of the local population to develop dementia, and of these people, how many would be likely to require and opt for residential care.

A key part of the study required demonstration to the Council and Barnet Primary Care Trust (PCT) that residents of the proposed facility would only come from the London Borough of Barnet. Even though a privately funded facility, this was necessary due to complexities with inter borough, PCT and Council funding for elderly medical and social care.

Greengage worked closely with the identified operator and the PCT to ensure that all parties were confident of the robustness of the assessment. Although it was determined that there was not enough demand from the Jewish community alone it was identified that a close care medical facility for the elderly for a wider population would be welcomed.