Here are a few of the comments from residents and their familes:
“I’ve been here a week and it’s brilliant. The food is great and the bed’s comfy We did a lot of puzzles with the activity woman and I liked that. It’s a nice place with plenty of space and I’ve got a lovely big room, with no bad views.”
“It’s good here – the food’s good and the activities are good. I like to spend my time in my room. I come and go as I like but they don’t push me to do everything.”
“I love living here as I’m close to my brother who visits more often now.”
“Mum has been here for eight months. I know a good home when I see one. They phone me right away when there’s a problem. I looked at four other homes before deciding on here and I’ve never regretted it.”
“My Mum’s very well looked after. There’s nothing they could do more for her. She gets her hair done, goes for manicures and is often away on outings.”
“They’re spending quite a bit of money on this place.”
“The manager has relatives meeting on a monthly basis with alternate afternoon and evening times. I try to come along to them all as it’s important we support her, she is trying so hard.”
The Inspection report is so good it has featured in the Evening Post, where they quote the report in their headline, saying that the home’s staff are kind and caring. Of course, we already knew that, but it is nice to be recognised by the community.
We were delighted to see that our care home has featured in the Evening Telegraph, with the news that Bridge View excelled in our recent Care Inspection Report:
Home’s staff ‘kind and caring’
A CARE home in Dundee’s West End has been given a positive report by the Care Inspectorate.
Bridge View Care Home, which provides 24-hour care for a maximum of 42 older people, received a score of good for the quality of care and support, staffing, and management and leadership that it provides.
The home also scored a very good on the quality of environment, with the report stating: “We found the home to have been maintained to a high standard. It was clean and fresh with a high standard of decor.
“Residents told us they had enjoyed sitting in the front garden during the summer and had been supported by staff to do this. People told us the staff were kind and caring.”
The home was also given recommendations to carry out including improving the range of activities available, continuing to improve record keeping skills in staff, making sure medication is managed well following good practice guidance, and ensuring that all staff training needs are met and that staff complete any identified training.
A spokesman for the home said: “We are delighted. This is testament to the hard work of manager Heather Allison and her team.”
We are very proud of our staff nurse Lesley, who recently completed an 85 mile bike run for charity in an extraordinary feat of stamina!
Having taken part in ETAPE Caledonia, she raised £350 for Bridge View House and asbestos action. Lesley is pictures here in her bike gear handing the money she raised to Heather Allison, the manager at our care home.
Bridge View House’s Dementia Café is going from strength to strength. Now it is being relaunched with a new, improved and friendly name; ‘The Butterfly Café’. Families have commented that the café is very informative and helps them immensely.
Our focus on Dementia
We know just how difficult it can be for families whose loved ones have dementia. We do everything we can to support our residents and their families. The Butterfly Café takes place every few months when families and friends are welcome to come to share their experiences and support one another in an informal and relaxing way. The event is organised by our very own Shona.
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