A £4.7 million luxury care home in Alloa will be officially opened by the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy, Nicola Sturgeon, today (Tuesday, 3 July 2012).
Parklands Care Home is the most recent home to be opened by Meallmore, one of Scotland’s leading providers of nursing and residential care, who have invested £28 million in Scotland over the last six years developing new state-of-the-art care homes and refurbishing existing homes.
A further £9.1 million is currently being invested by the family run company in developing a luxury care home in Bearsden Glasgow – expected to be the country’s finest and set to deliver an estimated 120 jobs.
Nicola Sturgeon will unveil a plaque to formally open Parklands Care Home in Alloa Park Drive during a special celebratory open day for residents and their families and the local community.
Since opening in January, the 62-bed home offering nursing care for frail elderly people, and specialist services for people with dementia and its related conditions, has brought more than 100 jobs to the area.
Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said: “I am delighted to be opening this fantastic facility and I’m really looking forward to meeting staff, residents and their families. Parklands is a great example of a care home which provides the older generation with the dignity, respect and support they need.
“I am also pleased that Meallmore will be opening another care home in Bearsden, providing state-of-the-art care for older people and jobs for the area.”
Currently celebrating 25 years of trading, Meallmore now has 19 homes in Scotland for elderly and frail people, with the addition of Parklands.
Honoured to be welcoming the Minister to Parklands, Managing Director of Meallmore Ltd, Gerry Hennessey said: “Parklands is a wonderful new, luxury facility for the community of Alloa and a great example of the exceptional standards of care that has come to be expected of Meallmore. It offers the highest-quality facilities for residents and is run by a fantastic professional team who deliver a service that emphasises a ‘home from home’ philosophy to ensure that their new home offers a positive experience for both the residents and their families.”
The development, which currently has 24 residents, includes an activity and reminiscence room, six dining rooms to offer greater choice, as well as a hair and beauty salon for residents.
For information about Parklands please call me Care Home Manager Julie Wyllie on 01259 720172.