Local MSP Requests Special Visit to Outstanding Care Home

by Holyrood PR

Thursday, July 26th, 2012



Glasgow MSP Humza Yousaf was so impressed by the latest inspection results at Carntyne Care Home that he has requested a special visit.

SNP MSP Mr Yousaf said: “I had heard from several people about the quality of care provided by Carntyne Gardens, and on reading the Care Inspectorate report I was hugely impressed.

Operated by Bield, a respected Scottish provider of housing, care and community services for older people, Carntyne Gardens has eight full time residents.

It specialises in care for those affected by Alzheimer’s, dementia and other age-related illnesses and has consistently been awarded the highest possible grade by the Care Inspectorate for its Quality of Care and Support.

Brian Logan, Chief Executive at Bield, said: “We were delighted to receive personal congratulations from the local MSP. We are always keen to celebrate our success and are thrilled that Humza Yousaf is too.

“Carntyne Gardens is a great example of the quality of service and staff commitment that we strive to achieve at Bield and we are positive this care home will continue to meet the high standards set by the Care Inspectorate.”

The Care Inspectorate grades every care service in Scotland. This year Carntyne Gardens was awarded grades of excellent and very good for all Inspection Focus Areas (IFAs) which are; Quality of Care and Support, Quality of Environment, Quality of Staffing and Quality of Management and Leadership

As well as focusing on the concept of attentive care, the home strives to promote independent living, encouraging residents to visit nearby shops and use public transport.

Maureen Atkinson, the daughter of a resident at Carntyne Gardens, said: “We have been delighted with the services provided at Carntyne Gardens. Our whole family is happier knowing my mother is getting the best possible care.

“My mother suffers from the later stages of dementia and she is scared of things like water. Despite this the staffs manage to get her showered every morning, and they know exactly how to calm her down when she gets upset.

“When we visit my mother it feels like visiting her at her own home, everyone, staff and residents, feel like an extended family. I cannot praise the staff or the facilities enough.”

Bield – a registered charity – has more than 40 years experience in providing quality housing and services for older people. Since starting out with one housing development in Bo’ness it now provides a wide range of housing and services for around 15,000 people across 22 local authority areas.


The original article can be found at Newsnetscotland.com and was secured on the behalf of Bield as a part of an ongoing PR campaign with Holyrood PR.

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