Benore Care Home in Lochore has opened a specialist complex care unit and expanded its dementia care provision creating 25 full-time jobs thanks to support from Clydesdale Bank.
Part of the Avondale Care Group, Benore’s new Robert Allan unit will provide high quality care for residents with complex needs. The new facility can cater for up to eight residents suffering from a range of high-impact conditions such as MS and motor neurone disease.
Lister House, the dedicated dementia facility at Benore has also been extended with the creation of a further eight bedrooms taking its capacity to 48, an increase of 20%.
This latest expansion of the family-run business was backed by Clydesdale Bank who provided £1 million funding in a deal facilitated by Relationship Manager Graeme Muir.
Adrian Hendry, Director at Avondale Care Scotland, said: “We’re very pleased to have increased the number of people we can accommodate and the types of conditions we can care for.
“We have taken on a significant number of staff to meet the specific and complex needs of our new residents.
“The number of staff we have hired means that we now offer higher staffing-patient ratios than the industry average.
“Our new unit is named after my father, the late Robert Allan Hendry, who founded the Avondale Care Group 25 years ago. I’m sure he would be very impressed with what we’ve built.”
Stephen Buchan, Head of Clydesdale Bank’s Business and Private Banking Centre in Edinburgh, said: “Clydesdale Bank is proud to support businesses targeting growth.
“It is fantastic to see the Robert Allan unit delivering high quality care and contributing to the local economy by creating 25 jobs.
“Avondale’s investment in the Robert Allan and Lister House facilities confirms the business’ ongoing commitment to providing the highest standards of care in West Fife.”