The new £9.1million Antonine House Care Home in Bearsden was officially opened on Wednesday (January 15) by health secretary Alex Neil.
The official opening of the 81-bed nursing care home in Roman Road also included a special open day for residents, their families and local people.
Entertainment was provided by local bagpiper Malcolm McKenzie, who piped in the Scottish Government minister, along with string musicians The Rannock Trio.
Antonine House owners Meallmore said 120 jobs have been created since the development welcomed its first residents in May last year, including nurses, care assistants, hotel services staff, administrators and managers.
Mr Neil, who toured the development with one of its residents, Marion Smith (90) said: “All of Scotland’s older people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect in a safe, caring and homely setting.
“This is particularly important for people living with dementia when their needs mean that living independently at home is no longer an option. I am delighted to be opening this fantastic new £9.1 million care home and looking forward to meeting staff, residents and their families.”
A key feature of the home is special reminiscence areas where staff are able to explore residents’ past and present lives with them.
Manager Bobby Dougan said: “This is particularly useful to help prompt memories from residents with dementia that may have been locked away. Staff are also trained as champions in dementia, continence, nutrition, palliative care, falls and skin care to help drive up standards.”
He added: “We’ve created a modern, luxury home that provides first class accommodation for our residents. People are now living longer and have more complex needs and associated health issues. We tailor our care plans to meet the needs of each resident who deserves to enjoy the later years of their lives in a comfortable, safe and fun environment.”
The development, which currently has 25 residents, includes a cinema, an activity and reminiscence room, nine dining rooms, a hair and beauty salon and roof terraces.