A UK leader in long term care accommodation will open The Firefly Club, an innovative residential care development in Bordon, Hampshire.
The property comprises 10 independent living suites alongside eight full care suites and a large activity suite and is designed to deliver a unique assisted living experience guided solely by each resident’s needs.
The Firefly Club provides an inspiring and enriching environment for individuals who wish to maintain their independence but enjoy the peace of mind and security that comes with living in a supported community, as well as those who require around the clock care services.
For the former, The Firefly Club offers Independent Living Suites (ILS) – private, contemporary studio apartments with fitted kitchenettes, defined living/dining areas, in-room laundry facilities, en-suites and voice-activated assistance technology – allowing residents to live freely. ILS residents also have full use of the communal kitchen and dining room.
Alternatively, for those requiring 24 hour care, The Firefly Club provides specialised care suites – more spacious residential rooms designed with mobility in mind, including en-suite wet rooms with overhead hoist systems. Care residents can choose to independently prepare their food, or have their meals fully catered; laundry and housekeeping services are also provided.
Central to The Firefly Club’s ethos of “living a colourful life”, the Activity Suite affords residents the opportunity to discover new passions and immerse themselves in Firefly’s range of events, including regular film nights, afternoon teas, dances and themed dinner evenings.
Additionally, the suite includes an exercise room and a hydro-therapy pool accessible to all residents, as well as classes that promote an active and energetic lifestyle. Residents can also participate in aromatherapy or undertake physiotherapy sessions conducted by licensed practitioners.
Vanessa Read, managing director of Omega Elifar, comments: “The Firefly Club is a personal passion project of mine. Omega Elifar has years of experience providing a high standard of interactive care to adults with learning difficulties, and over time, we realised that there was a gap in the care industry for adults with a wider range of care needs who still wished to live independently.
"We understand that each individual is unique and thus, have approached the creation of The Firefly Club in a similar manner – everything is scalable to our residents’ improving or declining needs. No one will ever have to move out if their needs grow or lessen. Ultimately, in introducing The Firefly Club we are aiming to provide a personalised home for those that need a little extra care and attention. I believe that we can make a difference and The Firefly Club will help us achieve this.”