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About Pinnacle Care

About Pinnacle Care

award_325.pngPinnacle Care was first formed in August 2000. However, its origins go back to 1986 when its first home was formed by one of the current directors, Virginia Bowen, and the decision was made to "foster" elderly people with dementia into her family home.

Later, she realised that there were vulnerable people with dementia in the community who needed more assistance than the three calls a day provided by care in the community but who did not need 24 hour care. The home was made available for people to come and visit on a daily basis.

In 1995, as the family, and the need for more availability of 24 hour care accommodation grew, the family moved to Cherry Trees in Dunchurch Road, Rugby. As well as offering placements for older people with dementia, adults with other mental health needs, such as schizophrenia, were also welcomed. Eventually the home was occupied by Virginia and Alan, four children, a variety of pets and eleven guests, all of whom lived together as a family.

All special occasions were jointly celebrated, including birthdays, Christmas, Easter, holidays and trips out.

Virginia was the Registered Manager at Cherry Trees until March 2001. During 2000 and 2001 the waiting list at Cherry Trees grew larger and so Sedlescombe Park was purchased in 2001. The model of care continued to prove effective and enabled individuals to lead fulfilling and worthwhile lives. Hospital admissions were low and people were involved in community life.

Pinnacle Care now operates six residential homes in and around Rugby, Warwickshire, all of which proudly showcase the family culture which Virginia cultivated many years ago.

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