Singer and TV personality, Michelle McManus, has officially opened new care home Mearns House at a special ceremony, marking a double celebration for Meallmore.
Michelle joined residents, staff and specially invited guests at a fun-filled opening, which included a performance by The Rannock Trio. The event takes place in the same week the leading care home provider celebrates its 30th anniversary.
During the celebrations, Michelle was invited to mark the opening of the home by unveiling a special commemorative plaque. She was taken on the tour of the home by manager Liz Campbell and residents Isobel Allan & Stanley Garner , to get a feeling of what life is like at the purpose built home.
Currently home to 39 residents, Mearns House offers 24-hour care and will support up to 68 people when full, as well as providing expert care for people experiencing the symptoms of dementia.
It has also brought 58 jobs to the local community, with up 80 people expected to be employed once the home is at full capacity.
On opening the home, Michelle said: “I’ve had a fantastic time at the opening of Mearns House and feel very privileged to have been involved in such a special day. Scotland has a growing elderly population and it’s great to see how their needs are being met by companies such as Meallmore.
“I’d like to thank the staff and residents at Mearns House for having me along and I’ll be sure to pop in for a cuppa the next time I’m passing.”
Mearns House is the most recent care home to be opened by Meallmore and provides first class accommodation and services for its residents. It features a cinema and multipurpose entertainment space, hairdressing and beauty salon, and beautiful outdoor spaces, along with small refreshment and social areas, where residents can relax with their friends and family.
Gerry Hennessey, co-founder and managing director of Meallmore Ltd, said: “The official opening of Mearns House is particularly exciting for our company, especially during our 30th anniversary year. We identified a need to provide high quality care in Newton Mearns and Mearns House is a great example of the exceptional standards of care that have come to be expected of Meallmore.
“I’m pleased to see how many people already consider Mearns House to be their home and I look forward to seeing the community here continue to grow.”
Meallmore is currently celebrating 30 years of providing quality care across Scotland. From its first home in Daviot, just outside Inverness, the company now has 23 care homes across Scotland, caring for both the elderly and those with mental health difficulties.
Liz Campbell, care home manager at Mearns House, said: “At Mearns House, we’ve created a modern, luxury home that provides first class accommodation for our residents. People are now living longer and have more complex needs and associated health issues that we have the experience to care for. We tailor our care plans to meet the needs of each resident who deserves to enjoy the later years of their lives in a comfortable, safe and fun environment.
“Our first residents are settling in nicely and I look forward to welcoming more residents in the near future and creating a community atmosphere for all of those who choose to make Mearns House their home.”