Abbotsford branches out with home care service

FAMILY run care home Abbotsford House is building on its success after it was awarded a ‘very good grade’ in a recent inspection.

The Care Inspectorate - the new name for the Care Commission - gave the home a grade five, just one short of the top mark.

Situated in a lovely period building, the Bearsden home was bought by Surjit Sokhi and Doctor Caroline Sokhi in 1989 and they have, over the past 20 years, developed a quality service for elderly people.

Twenty years on, and the Drymen Road business is still very much a family one, managed through the Sokhi’s company, Morrison Community Care Limited.

Last year the Sokhis brought in son Paul Sokhi as business development manager.

He said: “We have continuously strived to create and maintain an environment in Abbotsford House which will allow the service users to maintain their rights and independence. Abbotsford House was recently graded five for Environment and Care and Support.”

The solicitor added: “I have now gone into partnership with my parents to deliver a quality home care service to frail and older people living in the local community. We have recognised a changing need within the local community for a greater range of quality care services.”

The company has also branched out and is now offering home care help.

Mr Sokhi said: “The company aims to offer home care with a difference. It will be an extremely personalised service where the care is centered around each individual service user. We truly feel there is a need for this type of care in the local community.”