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Paisley care home gears up to host ‘Silver Sunday’ event

Paisley care home gears up to host ‘Silver Sunday’ event

Staff and residents at a Paisley care home are gearing up to host a free, fun-packed event for members from the local community. Bupa’s Braemount Care Home, on Donaldswood Road, is welcoming those living in the Paisley area to join in its ‘Silver Sunday’ event. Guests will be treated to entertainment, music and bingo with […]

28th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home plans tuck shop to aid memories following Clydebank pub donation

Care home plans tuck shop to aid memories following Clydebank pub donation

Bupa’s Hill View Care Home is planning to install a new tuck shop, thanks to a generous donation from a Clydebank pub. Each year, customers and colleagues at the Mountblow Bar on Dumbarton Road rally together to raise money for a local good cause. This year Cheryl Sweeney, a member of the bar staff, chose […]

26th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Glasgow care home residents enjoy musical therapy

Glasgow care home residents enjoy musical therapy

A care home in Uddingston is offering a unique form of musical therapy which has residents singing its praises, and now it’s calling out to the local community to get involved. Bupa’s Highgate Care Home has established a weekly choir group which runs every Friday afternoon and has proved hugely popular as a social activity […]

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Paisley Care Home Hosts ‘Braemount’s Got Talent’

Paisley Care Home Hosts ‘Braemount’s Got Talent’

A Paisley care home is aiming to hit the high notes by inviting members of the local community to join them for the inaugural ‘Braemount’s Got Talent’.   Bupa’s Braemount Care Home, on Donaldswood Road, is encouraging residents, staff and members of the local community to come along this Friday [13th May] from 2pm and […]

11th May 2017 | By | Reply More
A little TLC was the order of the day for Ayr care home residents

A little TLC was the order of the day for Ayr care home residents

A care home in Ayr has held its very first spa day to treat its residents to some well-deserved TLC. Bupa’s Claremont Care Home transformed a room which is usually used as a hair salon into a spa to create a zen atmosphere for a day of pampering. Inspired by the home’s hairdresser, who visits […]

4th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Dare devil care home staff ziplines for MND Scotland

Dare devil care home staff ziplines for MND Scotland

A daring staff member from a Glasgow care home and her sister have ziplined across the River Clyde in a brave bid to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease. Geared up in harnesses and helmets, Heather Graham, from Bupa’s Wyndford Locks Care Home, and sister Nicola, were raised 150ft in the air, to the top […]

26th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Lanarkshire care home signs up to dementia initiative

Lanarkshire care home signs up to dementia initiative

A care home in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, has signed up to an innovative project that aims to further widen knowledge and understanding of dementia.   The ‘Pledge Tree’, a creative work of art at the reception of Bupa’s Hatton Lea Care Home, aims to encourage staff, carers and family members to write down their thoughts and […]

21st April 2017 | By | Reply More
Glasgow care home has come up with the perfect tonic

Glasgow care home has come up with the perfect tonic

A Glasgow Care Home has come up with an unusual therapy for its residents living with dementia – by providing them with their own traditional ‘pub’.   Bupa’s Golfhill Care Home, in the East End of Glasgow, features the ‘Dennistoun Arms’, which aims to provide a recognisable social environment in which residents can relive the […]

20th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Dundee care home opens up it’s very own church

Dundee care home opens up it’s very own church

Residents at a care home in Dundee no longer need to worry about missing Sunday service, after dedicated staff created their own church in the home’s garden.   Bupa’s Balcarres Care Home, in Broughty Ferry, built an innovative ‘dementia village’ in its grounds in 2015, which includes a putting green, bus stop café, post office, […]

16th April 2017 | By | Reply More
From bingo caller to regional director- Promotion celebration for Bupa care staff

From bingo caller to regional director- Promotion celebration for Bupa care staff

  A former care home manager from Glasgow, who started out as a nurse for a care service provider, is celebrating after being promoted – to regional director.  Alan Twigg, who began working as a staff nurse at Bupa’s Fullarton care home in Irvine, has revealed how this can lead to a successful career path […]

10th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Carers across Bupa celebrate Mother’s Day

Carers across Bupa celebrate Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, Bupa celebrated all the families that work together to support care home residents across the country. For some of us, working with your mum might not be an obvious choice, but for many of these families, things are a little different.   At Bupa’s Pendean care home in Midhurst, Penny Nichols, 53 […]

28th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Care Appointments – New manager for Burley-in-Wharfedale care home

Care Appointments – New manager for Burley-in-Wharfedale care home

Bupa’s Burley Hall Care Home on Cornmill Lane in Burley-in-Wharfedale has appointed Jonathan Easby as its new manager. Jonathan, who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Studies from Southampton Solent University, spent the first 20 years of his career in retail, working up to his role as Senior Manager Store Development at ASDA […]

27th March 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

24th March 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 […]

14th February 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 […]

25th January 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 […]

30th December 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, […]

23rd December 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 […]

16th December 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 […]

9th December 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 […]

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