Advanced Specialist Care

Balhousie's Advanced Specialist Care unit celebrates rebranding with top Care Inspectorate rating

Balhousie Care rebrands ASC unit

Balhousie Care Group has rebranded its Advanced Specialist Care (ASC) unit, a residential facility for adults with learning disabilities, creating a new brand with input from the people living at the facility.

The Perthshire-based specialist unit is now called ‘Accepting. Supporting. Citizenship', keeping the initials the same but with a stronger focus on the personalised care received.

Linking closely with Balhousie Care Group's drive to deliver person-centred care across all its care homes and its Participation Charter, which offers residents and service users a bigger say in the care they receive, the ASC unit has worked closely with the people living in their care to rename the unit to reflect its people, their beliefs and the service being provided.

Balhousie Forth View Care Home celebrates latest Care Inspectorate grading

Grade 5

Staff and residents at Fife-based Balhousie Forth View Care Home celebrated achieving two Grade 5 ratings after a recent Care Inspectorate visit by throwing an extra special party.

Forth View in Methil was awarded a ‘very good’ rating of Grade 5 for both ‘Management and Leadership’ and ‘Care and Support’ after introducing a number of initiatives including a drive for more ‘person-centred care’ to enable residents to be more supported and involved in decision making within the home.

The Care Inspectorate’s visit found that residents and their relatives were very happy with the level of care provided and enjoy many of the home’s activities including a Residents Committee, while staff felt well supported and ‘listened to’ by their managers.