Ruby Shepherd, aged 90, was given a warm welcome to Parklands, the state-of-the-art, purpose-built care home in Alloa Park Drive which represents a £4.7million investment by Meallmore, one of Scotland’s leading providers of nursing and residential care.
Mrs Shepherd, who has seven children, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, has moved to Parklands from nearby Maryhill in Glasgow.
The former school cleaner arrived with her family including five year old great grandson Aarran Black. She was also presented with a bouquet of flowers by care home manager Julie Wyllie.
Her daughter Roberta said: “We choose Parklands because it is like a 5 star hotel. We are delighted she can live 10 minutes away from us.”
The 62-bed home that offers nursing care for frail elderly people, with specialist help for people who suffer from dementia and its related conditions officially opened on Friday, 20 January.
Care home manager Julie Wyllie said: “We are looking forward to welcoming a steady stream of new residents in 2012. We never underestimate what a big step it is moving to a new environment but our first class team of carers will go to every length to make sure the move for Mrs Shepherd is as smooth as possible.”
Parklands also include an activity and reminiscence room, six dining rooms, as well as a hair and beauty salon for its elderly residents.
Meallmore now has 19 homes in Scotland for elderly and frail people.