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 Pentland View Care Home
Home receive gift from local firm
A local firm have been installing external heaters to our gazebo. This will ensure our residents and visitors will be nice and warm when enjoying our garden, even on the cooler days. The heaters were kindly supplied by Dounreay.
Home welcome 2nd Vaccine
Today was 2nd vaccination day for our staff and residents! We're happy to report that 100% of eligible staff have now been vaccinated. The first photo shows one of the vaccinators in action as manager Morag looks on. In the second photo Corienne, Sandy and Nancy are still smiling a couple of hours after having their jabs.
We have some much loved mums at Pentland View, and we appreciated the gift of flowers for Mothers Day from St Peters and the Holy Rood church. Here are Anne and Isobel being spoiled by their families. Isobel was especially delighted to receive a photo of her new great grandson. Many congratulations from us all.
For residents at Pentland View care home, the long awaited reunion with two family members has become a reality, as two named visitors are now allowed to visit each resident in their bedroom. Family members must visit separately, at different times.
There has been much anticipation of this moment by families and residents alike. Guidance was issued by the Scottish Government at the end of February and Barchester Healthcare, who run Pentland View care home, is proceeding with a safe and cautious approach to visiting. Strict protocols are in place with all visitors required to have a negative Lateral Flow Device test result before being allowed into the home, and infection control measures and social distancing in place for every visit.
Despite the need for testing and social distancing, it was still welcome news for so many residents and their family members to be able to meet in the comfort of their bedroom. Residents and their relative enjoyed getting together and catching up face to face.
Home thank local community
On behalf of our staff and residents, we'd like to say a HUGE thank you to our amazing local community for all the donations and support over the past year - it has been hugely appreciated.
Over the next few weeks we'd like to say thank you by showing you our residents enjoying some of the donations. Here they are enjoying a very generous donation from Lyth Arts Centre and friends who donated activity packs of flowers and other art materials for every single resident. This was especially appreciated by our resident Ann Mcleod, who went to the primary school in Lyth which was later turned into Lyth Arts Centre, then she worked there for many years before serving on the committee. She still has a beautiful singing voice which we love hearing around the home
Divisional Dementia Care Champion
Congratulations to Rebecca Sutherland, who has been named as a Divisional Winner in the 2020 Barchester Care Awards. Rebecca is a finalist in the Dementia Care Champion category and has been invited to attend a virtual awards ceremony on 8th October, where she will find out if she has won overall.