Extra Care Accommodation
Hillborough Road, Olton, Solihull
Extra Care Housing, also sometimes called very sheltered, or assisted living housing is a growing and popular part of the housing with care market. Most ‘extra care’ residents are older people and they often find it attractive because it offers ‘independent living in a home of their own’, with a range of other services on hand, if they need or want them.
Our ‘Extra Care’ Scheme at Alexandra Court has 20 independent self-contained flats, all specifically designed for the elderly. We provide good sized furnished rooms (although some residents may like to bring certain items of their own furniture). All the rooms have nicely appointed ‘en suite’ bath / shower rooms. In addition, there are four specially equipped bathrooms for residents with mobility issues and a purpose built wet room.
The scheme has its own dining room and our experienced catering team provide breakfast, a cooked midday meal and early evening tea.
All meals are prepared fresh and are cooked 'on site' to a high nutritional standard in our
well-appointed kitchen by our catering manager, Patricia Hines, and her team, rated 5 Stars for
excellent food hygiene by Solihull Council. Our catering team are highly experienced in this area,
consult with residents on menu planning and are able to cater for people with special dietary
This is a bright and airy development with ample communal spaces for sitting – either in the
formal lounge area (with its own large flat screen TV), or the bright and comfortable conservatory
area. The Trust holds regular Residents meetings to ensure that the views of our residents are
taken into account.
Alexandra Court is registered with the Care Quality Commission, and it benefits from resident
care staff on duty 24 hours every day. Every room is linked to a ‘warden call’ system so that help
can be easily obtained from the well trained and friendly resident care staff. In addition, our staff
have received specialist training in caring for people developing dementia.
Our Manager at Alexandra Court is Anita Shan who would be very happy to show any interested residents (or their family/carers) around the building and also a typical room. Please contact our Customer Services Team if you would like to come and have a look around on 0121 245 1002.
Scale of Charges from 1st April 2019
Domiciliary Care Manager, Anita Shan