Refurbished care home welcomes back residents

A care home that has been fully refurbished following a fire last summer has welcomed back its residents.

Twenty-two residents have moved back into the North Wing of Caring Homes’ Forth Bay in Fife, Scotland.

Home manager Fiona Day said: “Everyone was back at Forth Bay by lunchtime on moving day – it was a real team effort from Caring Homes’ colleagues along with friends and relatives of some of the residents.”

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Forth Bay provides care for people with nursing and dementia care needs as well as people with learning disabilities.

Plans to rebuild the South Wing at Forth Bay, which had to be demolished following the fire last August, include the installation of wireless access points across the home to provide internet access in all areas and enable use of the latest technology, including a new nurse call system.

Amongst other improvements residents will benefit from modern new servery areas, the installation of the latest assisted baths on each floor, and general upgrades to bath/wet rooms with the addition of new flooring and furnishings throughout.

Regional manager for Scotland Jackie Morrison said: “It was a very emotional day but the residents have settled in really quickly and there have been lots of happy tears from both residents and staff. We are all delighted to be back at Forth Bay.”

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