BRADFORD'S newest care home is preparing to open its doors and welcome its first residents.

Priority Care Home is located near to Lister Park and is set within the grounds of Bolton Royd, the former Bradford College campus for adult and community learning classes.

After learning that the complex including the Manor House, a Lodge and a more modern building were up for sale in 2017, the man behind its conversion had a vision for the site.

Nilesh Tailor, who already manages five care homes with a partner, decided to purchase the site and turn the modern part of Bolton Royd into a hi-tech care home - his first solo venture in the sector.

Mr Tailor told the Telegraph & Argus: "We wanted to go for a luxury modern care home, because we feel that is something that Bradford is in need of. We've put a lot of gadgets and tech in this building to make it easier for our staff and to make things better for our residents. That's our USP, if you like."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: One of the bedrooms with ensuite at Priority Care HomeOne of the bedrooms with ensuite at Priority Care Home

He detailed how human centric lighting has been installed throughout the home to mimic natural daylight in a bid to improve the comfort, health and well-being of residents.

In addition there is a wireless nurse call system similar to that used in Bradford Royal Infirmary to ensure residents swiftly get the help they need.

Then there are touches, such as using anti-bacterial paint to limit the spread of infection, and a ventilation system to provide fresh flowing air.

Priority Care Home received its registration towards the end of July and has been busy recruiting the right staff. Now they are preparing to welcome their first residents.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A colourful corridor at Priority Care HomeA colourful corridor at Priority Care Home

Mr Tailor explained that the home was registered for personal care needs, specialising in caring for those with dementia. It has 37 single bedrooms in total all with ensuite wetrooms.

A number of colourful paintings run through the home, by artist Scott Naismith, with different colours used on each floor as a way of connecting and stimulating residents with dementia.

In addition there is a store fronts section, displaying memories of areas familiar to residents, as well as a sweet shop, post office and haberdashery sections - all hoping to engage residents.

There is also a salon on site for residents to use.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A communal area at Priority Care HomeA communal area at Priority Care Home

The home is being managed by Yana Karpow, who has 15 years experience in the sector.

Mr Tailor added: "We wanted to create something different in the industry and shake it up a little bit. We have such a great building - and we've put all these technical gadgets into the building. We wanted to create something different, and we were able to do it really because we started from scratch and had that vision."

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