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Barrhead students visit local care home

Barrhead students visit local care home

Students from Barrhead have teamed up with residents at a local care home to share and learn together as part of an innovative school initiative. Pupils, aged from 15 to 18 years old, from Barrhead High School in Glasgow volunteer their free periods on Wednesdays and Fridays to visit Bupa’s Millview Care Home to engage […]

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doting couple celebrate 71st Valentine’s Day

Doting couple celebrate 71st Valentine’s Day

A Dundee couple are perfectly placed to give lessons in love for Valentine’s Day – because this year will be the 71st time they will be celebrating February 14th together. And John Mackay, 96, and wife Edith (known as Eci), 92, believe they can give couples of all ages some simple tips for a long […]

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Former care home manager promoted to regional director

Former care home manager promoted to regional director

A former care home manager from Glasgow, who started out as a part time nurse for a care service provider, is celebrating after being promoted – to regional director.   Lyn McConville, who began working night shifts two days a week at Bupa’s Darnley Court care home in Glasgow, has revealed how this can lead […]

January 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Irvine care home welcomes two local residents for Christmas Day

Irvine care home welcomes two local residents for Christmas Day

An Irvine Care Home is to open its doors to two elderly members of the local community to ensure they will not have to eat alone this Christmas Day.   Kind-hearted staff at Bupa’s Fullarton care home, in Irvine, will welcome the two members of the local community, facing the prospect of a Christmas on […]

December 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Kind hearted Glasgow pupils treat local care home residents

Kind hearted Glasgow pupils treat local care home residents

Kind-hearted pupils from a Glasgow high school treated local care home residents to a home-cooked festive feast, to help prevent loneliness among the elderly this Christmas.   St Andrew’s Roman Catholic Secondary School invited 10 residents from Bupa’s Eastbank Care Home to socialise with other elderly members of the community over a spread of hearty, […]

December 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Santa and his reindeer drop in to see Glasgow care home residents

Santa and his reindeer drop in to see Glasgow care home residents

A Glasgow care home had Santa and his reindeer drop by this week to visit the residents and help kick start their Christmas celebrations.   Bupa’s Darnley Court Care Home welcomed Dasher, Blitzen and friends to bring the festive spirit and all of the residents and over 100 local children were given the honour of […]

December 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ayrshire care worker gets off to a flying start

Ayrshire care worker gets off to a flying start

An employee at an Ayrshire care home has become one of the first care workers to complete an NHS initiative, primarily set up for ward nurses. Victoria Haswell, who works at Bupa’s Claremont Care Home in Whitletts, undertook the Flying Start programme over a four month period, while maintaining her daily work responsibilities. The Flying […]

December 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Glasgow Care Home’s Remembrance Day Tribute

Glasgow Care Home’s Remembrance Day Tribute

A Glasgow care home has paid tribute to Remembrance Day by creating a decorative memorial tree filled with red poppies and handwritten memories. Bupa’s Craigbank Care Home, on Saracen Street, organised the commemorative piece to be exhibited in the home on November 13th to mark the annual day and honour all those who have been […]

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bellshill care home pays tribute on Remembrance Day

Bellshill care home pays tribute on Remembrance Day

A Bellshill care home has paid tribute to Remembrance Day by creating a decorative memorial filled with red poppies. Bupa’s Hattonlea Care Home, on Reema Road, organised the commemorative piece to be exhibited in its garden on November 13th to mark the annual day and honour all those who have been affected by or lost […]

November 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ayr care home’s Armistice Day tribute

Ayr care home’s Armistice Day tribute

An Ayrshire care home has paid tribute to Remembrance Day with a memorial garden filled with red poppies.   Bupa’s Claremont Care Home, in Whitletts, Ayr, organised the garden on November 13th to mark the annual day and honour all those who have been affected by or lost their lives in war.   Residents and […]

November 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Supportive care worker shortlisted for Ancillary & Support award

Supportive care worker shortlisted for Ancillary & Support award

A member of staff who helped create a summer house and sweet shop for residents at a Glasgow care home has been nominated for this year’s Scottish Care – National Care Home Awards. Alex Ross, of Bupa’s Quayside Care Home, has been shortlisted in the Ancillary & Support Staff category for his daily dedication to […]

November 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Glasgow care home aims to raise dementia awareness

Glasgow care home aims to raise dementia awareness

A Glasgow care home has given invaluable training to parishioners and Sisters of a local church to help raise further awareness of dementia. Bupa’s Craigbank Care Home, on Saracen Street, ran a training session at its dementia cafe which was attended by the Sisters of the Church of St. Teresa of Lisieux, the local community […]

October 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
A daily bowl of the traditional Scottish breakfast cereal secret to a long life!

A daily bowl of the traditional Scottish breakfast cereal secret to a long life!

The family of a care home resident from Paisley has revealed his secret for reaching his 105th birthday – a regular dose of porridge. Former greyhound breeder and racer Neil McNeil, who has lived at Bupa’s Elderslie Care Home for three years, insists on a daily bowl of the traditional Scottish breakfast cereal, and will […]

October 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home residents go on the prowl for Paisley lions

Care home residents go on the prowl for Paisley lions

Age proved no barrier for residents at a Barrhead care home, when they took part in a public art trail around Paisley to “bag” as many pop up lion sculptures as possible.   As part of Paisley’s bid for City of Culture 2021, 27 brightly decorated lions were scattered around the town and residents from […]

October 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Three care awards scooped by Ayrshire care home

Three care awards scooped by Ayrshire care home

An Ayrshire care home is celebrating after three of its staff members and their house pet won UK-wide awards. Bupa’s Claremont Care Home, in Whitletts, Ayr, scooped an impressive total of three awards at the annual Bupa Care Home Awards 2016, taking home the Maintenance Team of the Year, Housekeeper of the Year and Pet […]

October 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home blooms with success at Ayr Flower Show

Care home blooms with success at Ayr Flower Show

Residents at a care home in Ayr let their creativity flourish at this year’s annual Flower Show, with one miniature garden scooping third place. The Ayr Flower Show, now in its 56th year, is a hit with residents at Bupa’s Claremont Care Home, who attend every year and submit their entries into the Miniature Garden […]

September 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Come Dine With Me hosted by three Lanarkshire care homes

Come Dine With Me hosted by three Lanarkshire care homes

Three Lanarkshire care homes have served up a dish of stiff competition – by jumping on the Come Dine With Me bandwagon and staging their own version of the popular television show. Bupa’s Highgate Care Home in Uddingston and Hatton Lea Care Home in Bellshill, alongside Rosepark Care Home, went head to head in the […]

September 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ayr Care Home smashes fundraising target at fete

Ayr Care Home smashes fundraising target at fete

Bupa’s Claremont Care Home in Ayr is celebrating after its annual summer fete raised a staggering £966, smashing its original fundraising target. The care home, in Whitletts, opened its doors to the public and invited them in to enjoy some fun in the sun with the residents and staff. Various activities and stalls were set […]

September 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ayr care home enjoys a taste of success

Ayr care home enjoys a taste of success

A care home has become the first of its kind in the local area to receive a prestigious Eat Safe Award for food safety.   Bupa’s Claremont care home in Whitletts, South Ayrshire has been awarded the merit through the Eat Safe scheme, run by national agency Food Standards Scotland in conjunction with local Councils to recognise […]

September 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Clydebank care home manager’s contribution leads to nursing award nomination

Clydebank care home manager’s contribution leads to nursing award nomination

A manager at a Glasgow care home is celebrating after being shortlisted for a prestigious nursing leadership award. Graham Kelly, General Manager at Bupa’s Hillview Care Home in Clydebank scooped a nomination for the coveted Sue Pembrey Award 2016, which recognises clinical leaders who play a vital role in creating person-centred cultures within which all […]

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