A local Aberdeenshire care home has relaunched to reflect its transformation under a brand new care team.
Located in Cruden Bay, the former Sunnybank Care Home has been renamed as Bayview Care Home as part of an ongoing initiative to ensure the delivery of exceptional standards of care.
A new senior management team is led by care home manager Arlene Campbell and significant improvements have already been made in the home. Arlene has worked with the company for some time and brings over 20 years of experience in nursing care. She has already been instrumental in enhancing the services provided and establishing the care home as part of the local community.
Following a successful recruitment drive at the end of last year, Arlene has also welcomed a number of new highly qualified, experienced and committed nurses, senior care workers, care and catering staff.
A major focus has been on investing in new and existing staff through the delivery of extensive training and development. The care team is encouraged and supported to achieve SVQ qualifications and participate in internal company development programmes, all of which is currently reflected in the quality of care on offer.
Bayview is committed to exceeding the new National Care Standards and has its own quality assurance framework and dementia strategy.
Arlene said: “I’m passionate about ensuring the wishes of our residents and their loved ones are heard so that my team can really provide person centred care.
“It’s important to me to be a positive role model, which is why one of our major priorities at Bayview is ensuring that all of our staff are fully supported in terms of learning and development so they can deliver an excellent standard of care.
“We want our residents and their families and friends that come into the home to feel valued. Each resident is treated with dignity and respect at all times and we continue to strive to be the most trusted care provider in Scotland.”
A number of new community initiatives have also been implemented which see residents involved in social activities both at and out with the care home.
She continued: “Our staff recognise the importance of getting to know each resident and helping them develop hobbies and activities that they can enjoy.
“The pupils from Rathen and Port Errol Primary School come along once a month to spend time with our residents, chatting, playing games and creating artwork and we have set up a new system called “Bayview Buddies” where the children are paired with residents with similar likes and interests. Our residents feel really engaged and energised by these school visits.
“We have regular, varied musical entertainment and welcome Cruden Bay Folk Group in for practice on a weekly basis, which is great fun. We also ensure that residents keep up hobbies that they did before coming to live at Bayview, so we have some who go to knitting groups and some who go to golf clubs.”
Bayview is open to welcome visitors who wish to view the care home and will be organising events through the summer for the public to meet the new team.