Muirton House, which is on Essendy Road, received a 2nd place award from Larchwood Care, which operates the home. It was presented with a £2000 prize, which will be spent on new shower chairs for the residents and was also given a staff reward of £300.
Muirton House was chosen as one of the best presented of Larchwood Care’s portfolio of care homes in England, Scotland and South Wales. The award was presented to the team by Liz Williamson, Regional Manager for Larchwood Care in Scotland.
Catherine Russell, Home Manager, said: “We are thrilled to have been acknowledged as one of the company’s best presented care homes. We are always looking for ways to improve the wellbeing of our residents and while that includes regular trips out, it is very important for their own surroundings to be stimulating but comfortable.
“The specialist shower chairs that we will be able to buy with the prize money are designed to be more comfortable for residents to use. The chairs will be a great addition to the home, as they will enable someone who’s not able to sit on a conventional shower chair, to still have the option of taking a shower. While this may seem small, this is an example of the things that positively impact the day-to-day routines of our residents and we are delighted to be able to provide that.”
Liz Williamson, Regional Manager, added: “The Muirton House team should be very proud about the service they provide. It is a beautiful facility with a stunning garden area for residents to enjoy but the home is strengthened by the determination and creativity that Catherine, the staff and the nurses have shown when it comes to keeping the home in a first-class condition with fantastic facilities and features.”