A care home which creates ‘a series of memories across a range of decades’ has opened for people with dementia - complete with a cinema, beauty spa and a cocktail bar.

The state-of-the-art Beverley Parklands Care Home cost £6m to design and build - in what is now one of Britain's most luxurious care homes.

However, the luxury comes at a cost with weekly fees starting at £700, although this does include everything a resident may need - including styling by a hairdresser.

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The new home in Beverley, East Yorks., bills itself as a purpose-built, specialist dementia and residential care home.

Street scenes have been incorporated into care units, with shop fronts including Bev’s Bakery and The Marketplace, as well as working shops.

Another special feature is The Jukebox Music Store with displays of LPs, as well as posters of the Rolling Stones and Elvis.

On the outside of the 1.4-acre site off Hull Road is a bowling green with artificial grass and a large covered terrace.

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Laurence Garton, of Brantingham-based Yorkare Homes Ltd, which operates the home, said: “We develop our Homes around creating a home from home environment with an emphasis on allowing the residents and their visitors to continue being as active and involved as possible.

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“We try to create as many different areas within the Home that allow the residents to do what they always would've done and for their visitors to be involved with them.

“We often have families visit for a full afternoon and they won't have spent any time in their bedroom, lounge or dining room.

“They may use the cinema for the afternoon, mum and daughter do their nails or hair together in the salon, have dinner in the piano or cocktail bar, just or use our tea room to make drinks and their own lunch together.

“We also put in lots of different reminiscence shop fronts between these areas to act as areas of interest and discussion.

“This encourages families and residents to talk about their memories.

“Our latest shop fronts have been music shop fronts with vinyl records and a working jukebox, a local sports shop highlighting all of the local sporting memories from the local horse races, golf course and football and rugby clubs.

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“We find they are fantastic talking points for our residents and their families. It works differently for different residents across the Home.

“It creates a real feeling of going out to the cinema, a hair salon or to a restaurant or bar that you'd have on the high street.

“For our residents who may be suffering with dementia, it can create a distraction which can ease a moment of confusion or frustration which helps the carers and families.

“These can also be great talking points and let the carers learn a lot about our residents lives and relate more closely to them.”

Yorkare Homes already operates care homes in Hedon, Goole and Cleethorpes.

The company’s Magdalen Park Nursing Home in Hedon won a design award for the Best New Build Care Home 2015 in the UK.

Beverley Parklands Care Home is the latest new purpose-built facility to open in the town, following the closure of several homes in the area.