Deputy manager appointed at pioneering dementia care home

4 February 2013

Pam Boldock has been appointed deputy manager at Vida Hall, a pioneering new care home for people living with dementia opening in Harrogate later this month.

Opening in Harrogate later this month (February 2013) and part of Harrogate-based Vida Healthcare, the new £5m, 70-bed facility has been designed and developed in conjunction with fellow specialists to create a bespoke facility that brings together the best in current thinking in the field of dementia care, creating a best practice working environment that will be a model for care homes in the future.

The company is committed to improving long term wellbeing and promoting freedom of choice, in particular, Vida Hall will be responding proactively to the latest research addressing the over-prescription of antipsychotic medication for people with dementia and will demonstrate that there are better alternatives.

70 new jobs are being created by Vida Healthcare, part of Harrogate-based property and healthcare organisation, The Rycroft Group.  Run by father and son team, Chris and James Rycroft, the duo were responsible for creating 100 new jobs and a new era in healthcare provision locally when they built Belmont House at Starbeck, Harrogate.


Pam Boldock has been appointed deputy manager at Vida Hall
Pam Boldock has been appointed deputy manager at Vida Hall


A mental health nurse, Pam has worked in dementia care for 28 years, most recently at a large care provider in Harrogate.

Pam said:

I am joining a fantastic team that are all passionate about creating an outstanding home for people with dementia  that will be a model for care homes in the future.

Vida Hall embraces the very latest design and thinking in all aspect of dementia care,  particularly in its approach to two of the biggest changes that I have seen during my career which are the ability for people with dementia to still live a happy and fulfilling life, and the over-prescription of antipsychotic medication.

Vida will be a 70-bed facility catering for residents with dementia across day care, respite and long-term residential care.

Construction on the modern, light and airy building started in 2011, using the very latest thinking in dementia care to create a state of the art facility that will enable residents to live a rewarding and independent life.

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