An Aberdeen facility offering care for the elderly is celebrating achieving a top quality rating.
Following an inspection by the Care Inspectorate, the 68-bed Deeside Care Home in Cults achieved the sought-after grade six status in the area of management and leadership – the highest level awarded by the authority.
Director of Care for Aberdeenshire Kristin Jackson-Brown said: “Our extensive refurbishment programme has created a first-class setting for the delivery of care of the very highest standard, and this is reflected in these awards.
“Central to the creation of the best possible home-from-home environment is a good team, and we are fortunate to have exactly that at Deeside Care Home. These successes are a fitting acknowledgement of the hard work, dedication and commitment of all concerned.”
In addition, a grade five was retained in quality of care and support while a previous inspection awarded grade five status for quality of environment, and quality of staffing. The news completes the facility’s elevation from grade three status to grade five and six status in just two years.
Deeside Care Home has recently been the focus of a rolling programme of investment by owners Deeside Care LLP and, to date, the extensive project has exceeded £3 million. Upgrading work has included the rejuvenation of residents’ lounges, dining rooms and bedrooms, plus the creation of a new entrance atrium, spa, cinema, hair salon, therapy room and café/bar.