Care Inspectorate gives good reports

THE CARE Inspectorate has recently issued good reports for two Arbroath care homes.

The organisation, which monitors and enforces standards for care homes and other support services in Scotland, inspected the Fairhill Nursing Home and the St Vigeans Care Home in November and released their findings in the new year.

Letham Grange-based Fairhill received a glowing report with top gradings in all the categories inspected, with the quality of care and support, environment, staffing and management and leadership all described as excellent.

In her report, Care Inspectorate officer Carol Ambrose said: “Fairhill continues to provide excellent care and support based on expertise and hard work.

“This is an excellent service with unique advantages for people living here.

“It is evident from this visit that Fairhill continues to successfully provide very individualised care and support within a very well designed and maintained environment.

“The atmosphere remains one of quiet comfort and nursing care is provided very discreetly.”

Fairhill provides 24-hour care for a maximum of three older people in a pleasant setting among trees and a golf course, and is run by husband and wife team Melanie and John Cash.

In their inspection, the St Vigeans Care Home on Millgate Loan was graded as being very good in the quality of care and support, environment and staffing, and good in the quality of management and leadership.

Inspector Rosemary Wright stated in her report: “St Vigeans provides homely care and the staff help residents to enjoy a variety of activities both in groups and individually.

“St Vigeans has a stable staff group who support residents to lead an interesting life. We found very good evidence that residents have a say in their daily lives and staff consult them over issues about the home.”

The home, run by the Priority Care Group, supports up to 40 people with learning disabilities.