£7M CARE HOME TO BRING 90 NEW JOBS

Mugdock House Care Home
Mugdock House Care Home

BUPA is investing £7million to build a new flagship nursing and dementia care home in Bearsden.

Mugdock House Care Home will be a purpose built 64-bed facility which will provide care for people with general nursing needs.

It is also specifically designed to provide high quality specialist care for people living with dementia.

The investment will also create more than 90 new jobs in the area.

Kenny Valentine, Bupa’s regional director of Scotland, said: “This will be a very special home in the heart of the local community.

“As experts in caring for elderly people and those living with dementia, we are proud to be offering the residents of Bearsden and Milngavie not only the very best facilities but the highest standard of care and support.”

Time capsule

Due to be opened in early 2013, the care home will form part of the larger development which includes residential housing, St Andrew’s Primary School and Bearsden Community College.

Children at Bearsden Primary are collecting items which will be placed in a time capsule at the site.

Aimed at making life easier and less stressful for people with dementia, the flagship care home will include special features such as distinctive reminiscence activity areas, secure sensory gardens and memory triggers to aid connections with the past.

Corridors will be decorated to encourage engagement, with eye-catching pictures and brightly-coloured doors and signs to help residents find their way around.