Meet our Activities Coordinator, Bryan Tainsh

I took up post as the Activities Coordinator at Ochil in February 2020, and I was very excited to start. Previous jobs have involved working outdoors, and I ran a visiting animal business for a number of years, which has people of all ages and abilities interacting with our animals in a fun and educational way.

I see myself as fun, friendly and hardworking, and if I can make someone’s day by making them smile, then it’s all worth it. 

I am married with two children, and we are a family that have a real passion for animals and have a variety of pets.

Activities at our home

Our home is always full of life, and we can thank our wonderful Activities Coordinators for this. Dedication to creating a unique and interesting activities programme is what sets us apart from other homes. We always take into consideration that some people would prefer to pursue their own interests, which is why our team strive to incorporative activities that cater to a wide range of tastes and hobbies. Our trips out are always fun and exciting as well, and residents are guaranteed to return with stories to tell their loved ones!

Life at Ochil Care Home

Balloon fun

Here at Ochil we had an afternoon full of laughter by trying out some Balloon Modelling with the residents, we all attempted making dogs, butterfly’s, swords and crowns and all had lots of fun trying it out. It went down well with the residents and staff we will be sure to do the activity again, it was a great laugh and atmosphere throughout.

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Resident celebrates landmark birthday!

Celebrations have been in full swing at Ochil, as one of its residents reaches her centenary in style.

Betty McEwan was joined by staff, relatives, friends and other residents as she received a telegram from the Queen in recognition of her landmark birthday. The day was held at the home and everyone enjoyed a special birthday cake made by the home’s chef Anne.

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Residents enjoy Halloween party

Residents and staff at Ochil enjoyed a Halloween party, celebrating with treats including cakes, chocolate and smoothies.  Everyone enjoyed listening to music which played in the background as they reminiscence about how they celebrated Halloween as children.  Everyone had a wonderful afternoon!

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Residents stay connected in Winter months

Residents are overjoyed at Ochil care home in Perth, as Barchester Healthcare has implemented a designated visiting room for residents to continue to spend time with their loved ones for the autumn and winter seasons in addition to the outdoor visiting that has been on offer for those able for many months.

Balancing resident wellbeing and safety is at the forefront of Barchester Healthcare’s thinking and they understand how important it is for residents and their family and friends to be able to spend time together in the safest way possible.

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Fun in the home

In and around our home we have our physio back in helping keep our residents fit and active, we are making the most of the garden space when we can, having fun with making up and trying out our new boxes of jigsaws, and holding virtual church services for our residents to attend.


Family visits

The residents have still been getting some great visits with family and friends, unfortunately the visiting has been moved back to outside visits, however the cold weather hasn’t stopped all the happy faces, recently pets have been allowed to visit their loved ones again, we had our resident Toms dog Brodie in to see Tom. Tom and Brodie were so happy to be reunited, Brodie’s tail wouldn’t stop wagging and Tom was smiling the whole time, it was a great visit.

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Upcoming events

Continuing Life Enrichment

During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.