At David Cargill House, we are constantly learning and evolving our practice to ensure that our care provision is as innovative and person-centred as possible. Over the years we have developed an extensive archive of useful books, leaflets and other materials covering a range of subjects.
We keep an information hub of these materials at the House that residents, friends and relatives are welcome to access any time. If there’s something specific that you need help with or a topic you’d like to learn more about, we’ll try to point you in the right direction.
To borrow something from the hub, just pop by the office next time you’re in the House or give us a call to see if we have what you’re looking for.
Memo to residents and their families – 9th June 2020
At David Cargill House we are continuing to provide the best possible care we can in the ever changing circumstances surrounding Coronavirus.
At first, we published these updates each month, but as we have settled down into a rhythm we have reduced their occurrence. However, we recognise that it’s important to keep everyone informed as best we can.
David Cargill House has been following all the government advice and will continue to do so. The Scottish Government has said it intends to test all residents and care home staff and while this has happened at some homes, we still await this being rolled out everywhere.
Visiting restrictions will continue in the care home, to provide the best possible protection for residents, but also for staff who are needed to provide the care. As lockdown restrictions are being reduced, this is being reviewed at a national level and we will inform you all as soon as any changes have been clarified and we know when they might begin. This is likely to be with a single named visitor for each resident.
While we appreciate how difficult and distressing these restrictions are for you and your loved ones, we would like to thank you for being so understanding and patient with our hard working staff team. We have arranged video calls and other means to keep you in contact. You will understand that arranging this takes so much time when things are already busy. The home is doing everything it can to keep you in contact with your loved ones. We continue to research and implement new ideas in these unprecedented times, and opt for those which are of greatest benefit to our residents.
Our staff show amazing compassion and dedication. They continue to come to work, despite the risks to themselves and their families, to care for our older citizens, frequently going the extra miles to make our residents happy. We have a collection of pictures, poems, videos and photos in the resident individual care plan. We will have an Evideo project system which can be accessed by relatives and representatives when it’s successfully completed. As always, we would like to thank our staff, residents, their families and friends and all of our suppliers for working together during this difficult time.