by Fraser Clarke

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Image of residents enjoying themselves in home to be used by Scottish PR

RESIDENTS at Bupa’s Ailsa Craig home have been quick to take to the microphone

Residents at Bupa’s Ailsa Craig Care Home in Glasgow have been channelling their favourite musical icons with their very own version of ‘Stars in their Eyes’.

The home – which is in the Cessnock area of the city – has been hosting popular karaoke nights at the request of residents, who have been keen to take the microphone. Family members and staff at the home have also been able to get involved with the fun.

Inspired by conversations with the residents and their own personal interests, the nights have provided an eclectic mix of songs, with those living at the home performing classic hits from yesteryear such as It Had to Be You by Frank Sinatra.

Stewart Kyle, Activity Coordinator at Bupa’s Ailsa Craig care home, said: “The karaoke nights have proved to be a real hit with the residents, and family members and staff have been getting involved too. It’s great to see everyone coming together!”

“We’ve got a lot of keen singers at the home, and it was only through chatting with them all that I realised this would be such a hit. They love a sing-song! We wanted to make sure it was the full karaoke experience, so I downloaded all the software and music so that everyone can sing along, word for word. We even purchased a PA system which really makes the experience something to remember.”

The residents are able to sing on their own or can join in as part of a group, further encouraging friendships within the home.

After initial sessions proved successful, the home is now hoping to make the nights a regular occurrence, with the team constantly growing the list of songs on offer.

Ailsa Craig offers the highest standards of care, comfort and support, with staff who take the time to get to know the residents and make sure that they get exactly the care they need. The award-winning Bupa ‘Personal Best’ customer service programme ensures staff show commitment to training and developing as carers and nurses.

The home comprises three separate units with a total of 90 bedrooms – one for nursing care, one for nursing dementia care and a third for enhanced residential care.

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