We would like to wish our residents, their families, staff, committee and everyone associated with Abbeyfield a happy new year.
We look back on what has been a very challenging year with Covid-19 and would like to thank everyone for playing their part in keeping Abbeyfield running as close to normal as possible.
On a brighter note we have much to look forward to this year with our Jubilee Project expected to be completed in April which will hopefully see us able welcome new residents to our Abbeyfield family.
After months of delay due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the Jubilee Project is finally able to begin in August. We will be posting regular updates throughout the process on our Jubilee Project page.
Our £450k Jubilee Project, which includes plans to provide an additional 4 en-suite bedrooms, a new kitchen, laundry, dining room and a new lounge has reached an important milestone. The activities of the last 12 months have secured all necessary funding through a number of successful Grant Applications, and the procurement exercise to appoint a Contractor has been successfully completed.
However, despite everything being in place to allow work to begin, it has been agreed that no construction activity will commence whilst restrictions are in place due to the Corona virus. As soon as the situation changes, residents, families and staff will be informed ahead of any works commencing.
The Abbeyfield Strathaven Staff have been working tirelessly to put on a fun filled entertainment schedule for the residents to keep them occupied during the Corona virus lock down. At the moment we have DVD Days on a Monday and Friday letting the residents have their pick of movies. Tuesday is a pamper day where they can have their hair done etc. Wednesday is an armchair exercise class to music. Thursday afternoons have become the weekly Quiz day with the residents thoroughly enjoying answering questions from several different categories across the decades finished off with some music and dancing.
Residents within our care facility are particularly vulnerable to the Corona Virus. We have taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend all visits from relatives and friends for a further three week period, as per instructions from our Prime Minister.
We do not take the decision to close our doors to relatives and visitors lightly, but feel that reducing all but vital visits to the House will help protect the health and wellbeing of our residents.
We are aware that this will be a concern to some and would ask that, if you believe that your circumstances warrant a visit, then please contact the House Manager, Sharon Baxter.
Please be assured that during this difficult time our staff will do all they can to support contact with your loved one via other methods such as telephone, video calls or emails. If you wish to make a video call please contact the Manager by telephone on 07873713283 who can arrange this.
We know that you all recognise the seriousness of the current situation and acknowledge the reliance on our service to do the very best to keep residents safe and well.
We thank you for all your continued support and understanding.
We would just like to wish a very special Happy Birthday to one of our residents who celebrated turning 100 on 16th March.
This weeks entertainment was The Camera Club who treated the residents to a wonderful range of pictures.
We would just like to thank The Camera Club for coming to entertain the residents and hope we see them again in the near future.
Abbeyfield Strathaven had our annual visit from the Care Inspectorate in which we received a very good scoring for each category inspected. The visit went perfectly with the inspector being more than pleased with the day to day running of Abbeyfield House that we have been scored Very Good (5's) out of a possible 6. We will now be working harder than ever to strive to achieve that perfect 6.
Our latest care inspectorate report is now available to view.
With the completion of the programmed refurbishment of our existing residents accommodation, we are excited to announce a planned quarter million pound extension to the house beginning soon. The Jubilee project will add additional en-suite rooms as well as a new lounge, dining room, family room, laundry and kitchen.
Latest Update (June 2018):
We are currently in discussion with South Lanarkshire building control as we head towards the final stages of planning our expansion.
Do you have a few hours to spare and are looking to earn some extra cash?
We are a Living Wage employer who at present have vacancies for relief evening & weekend cover and a relief cook. If you are interested in applying for either role please contact House Manager Mrs Sharon Baxter on 01357 522190.
The process in which we follow when recruiting staff is listed below:
The Seven Steps in the Staffing Process
1. Advertise Post
2. Recruitment Selection / Interview
3. Recruit Successful Candidate
4. Induction & Orientation
5. Training & Development
6. Supervision & Performance Appraisals
We always looking for applications to be part of our family here at Abbeyfield. Abbeyfield House offers affordable high quality living for elderly people who wish to be as independent and self-reliant as possible. We provide a peaceful, friendly atmosphere and a range of pastimes to suit individual's tastes, managed by professional and caring house staff and volunteers.
Information and details of care provided can be obtained by contacting Abbeyfield Strathaven House Manager, Mrs Sharon Baxter on 01357 522190.
The Strathaven & District Pipe Band entertained our residents and the community with an early preview of their upcoming Gala Day performance.