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Lincoln care home grants resident’s wish

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A resident at a care home in Lincoln had her wish come true when she was surprised by a new hair salon at the home.

Yvonne Radford, who is a long-term resident at Bernadette House, in South Park, has always enjoyed visits to the hairdressers and a dream of hers was that the home would have their own salon one day.

After undergoing refurbishment, Bernadette House wanted to fulfil Yvonne’s wish, so they decided to build a salon in the home.

“I’ve always loved having my hair done, said Yvonne, “and now it feels even more exciting. Everyone loves the salon.”

Elizabeth Stephens, owner of Bernadette House care home, commented: “We’ve wanted to build a hair salon for some time, but it was always a question of space.
“Adding en-suites to all the bedrooms enabled us to convert a communal bathroom into the salon.”

Staff and residents at Bernadette House chose the colour scheme. They opted for grey brick effect walls and wood effect vinyl flooring, giving the salon a contemporary feel.

Hairdresser Diane Bird has been cutting resident’s hair at Bernadette House for six years and is delighted with the new salon.

She said: “The salon is lovely. It has the feel of a real hairdressers and has all the features you need to ensure residents living with dementia feel comfortable.”

Bernadette House has recently been extended with three new bedrooms and a new lounge. The 35-bedroom period care home is situated in an acre of gardens to the south of Lincoln city centre.

For more information about the home, and to organise a tour to view the new extension, call Bernadette House on 01522 521926.

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