Eleven Balhousie staff, including care home managers, dementia ambassadors and chairman Tony Banks, attended the Crystal Ball fundraiser at Prestonfield House, Edinburgh in aid of Alzheimer Scotland.
The glitzy evening of food and entertainment, which took place on Saturday 26th November, was a fitting reward for staff and a celebration of a hugely successful year, said Tony. Balhousie Care Group is celebrating its 25th birthday, numerous industry awards, and two of its care homes achieving the highest Care Inspectorate ratings possible.
Balhousie Ruthven Towers home in Auchterarder and Balhousie Wheatlands in Bonnybridge both achieved ‘excellent’ Grade 6 ratings this year, marking a first for the group.
Gail Melville, activities coordinator at Balhousie Lisden and one of the attendees at the ball, said:
“It was a fantastically organised event and a real delight from start to finish. To be included and to be among Balhousie people from varying roles truly speaks values about what can be achieved when we all work as a team.”
Maria O’Rourke, activities coordinator at Balhousie Wheatlands, said:
“I feel so privileged to have been a part of the evening. I had an absolute ball!”
Tony Banks added:
“We really did have a ball at the ball, especially because this is a cause close to our hearts. We’ve been proud to support Alzheimer Scotland with our own fundraising efforts this year throughout Balhousie’s 25 care homes. Staff across the board have been working extremely hard raising our standards of care. This event was a great treat for staff, and fun to see them be catered to for a change!”