Balhousie Care Group

Nurse at Balhousie Care Group uses A&E experience to make difference to elderly residents

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When Kate, a nurse and re-enablement champion at Balhousie Coupar Angus care home, joined Balhousie Care Group in late 2016 she thought it would be a temporary move for her. After four decades working in a range of demanding, high-octane nursing roles, Kate's perception of what it took to work in a care home has altered dramatically.

"When I qualified as a nurse, I wanted to work in A&E so that's what I did for 14 years," Kate explained. "It was hard work, but always interesting and no one day was ever the same. After I had a career break to have my three children, I went into occupational health working for companies such as NCR in Dundee and Gleneagles Hotel. Each job was diverse and I was always learning."

Balhousie Care Group finance director scoops national award

FDs Excellence Awards

Mike Reid, finance director of Balhousie Care Group, has been named Finance Director of the Year at the prestigious FDs' Excellence Awards.

Mike won the award in the category of private company with turnover of £20m+ for his work in helping turn around the Perth-based care home group.

Mike joined the company in 2014 and has helped transform Balhousie Care from a firm facing major challenges and losing money, to one which is a leader in its sector and turning a profit. In 2017 he oversaw a £49m refinancing of the business, now in its 25th year of operation and with 25 care homes across Scotland.

Balhousie Care Group raises over £34,800 for Alzheimer Scotland

Balhousie Care hand over the cheque to Alzheimer Scotland

Balhousie Care Group, with 25 care homes across the North East of Scotland, has successfully raised £34,891.29 for their chosen charity partner, Alzheimer Scotland.

Alzheimer Scotland was announced as charity partner in December 2016 after conducting a staff poll. The charity is very close to hearts of staff at Balhousie Care Group, with around 800 Balhousie care group residents living with dementia or cognitive decline.

As part of their 25th Anniversary year, the group aimed to raise £25,000 for the charity, with each of the group's 25 homes tasked with raising £1,000.

She's making a career out of caring - with ‘ridiculously amazing' success

Balhousie Care Group

Jozi Stables' story is one of hard work and dedication. She progressed from doing dishes in a care home kitchen to becoming the youngest care home manager at Balhousie Care Group.

"Make Today Ridiculously Amazing" says a piece of art on Jozi Stables' office wall. It joins other words of encouragement as well as many photos - of the residents and staff of the care home where Jozi has just been appointed manager.

At the age of 27, Jozi is the youngest care home manager at Balhousie Care Group. She heads up 48 full- and part-time staff at Balhousie Ruthven Towers, a Scottish care home which has achieved top Grade 6 ratings from the Care Inspectorate for its management, leadership and standards of care.