Welford Healthcare, a boutique group of care homes, has purchased Ivybank House Care Home in Bath, Somerset.  The care home, rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), provides residential, respite and day care for up to 45 residents.

Ivybank House, previously owned by brighterkind, the UK-based care home operator, was purchased by Welford Healthcare following a confidential sales process facilitated by business property advisor, Christie & Co.

Funding for the deal was provided by Omega REIT, further developing the lenders’ growing partnership with Welford Healthcare, which now owns and runs over 20 care homes across the country.

Pete Madden, director, Welford Healthcare, said:

 “As we continue to implement our acquisition strategy focused on high-quality, well-performing care homes, we are delighted to welcome Ivybank care home into the Welford group of homes.

“Ivybank House is a thriving home which enjoys an excellent reputation locally.  Residents are always provided with top-quality, personalised care and we are looking forward to ensuring the home goes from strength-to-strength and continues to serve and support the people of Bath and beyond.”

Welford Healthcare is already introducing ambitious new plans for improving and developing the home.  Ivybank House will be expanding its services and from the summer it will also be offering secured residential dementia care to residents.

Improvements are underway in the home’s beautiful gardens, enhancing access and introducing raised planters to encourage the keen gardeners in the home.  Improvements are also being made to the conservatory area and a new decoration programme for the whole home will be implemented in the coming months.

Ivybank House Care Home was sold for an undisclosed price.