Councillor Brian Topping officially opened the renamed St Modans Care Home on Thursday, August 2, praising the quality of care that the staff provide.
Formally known as Glencairn Lodge, St Modans on Christian Watt Drive was completely refurbished to meet the growing needs of elderly people as well as those with dementia and acquired brain injuries.
The building was redesigned to include more spacious social, dining and activity areas and modernised throughout with the introduction of state of the art facilities and security to ensure the best quality of care for residents.
Commenting on the opening, Councillor Topping said: “The transformation at St Modans is a great success. It’s a first class facility that will go a long way to providing much needed quality care for older people and those living with dementia in the local area.
“I’m honoured to officially open the home and would like to congratulate the staff and wish them every success for the future.”
The new name, St Modans, was chosen following a renaming competition in partnership with the Fraserburgh Herald. Liam McNulty, a resident at the home for four years, submitted the winning entry.
Care Home Manager Nicky Cole said: “This is a very special day for everyone at the care home. It’s an opportunity to officially celebrate the work that has resulted in a fantastic new home and thank everyone who was involved.
“The home has always been a large part of the local community and to be able to share this celebration with them makes the day even more special.”
The refurbishment of the care home is part of a programme of ongoing investment by Meallmore Ltd, one of Scotland’s leading providers of nursing and residential care. It has resulted in additional staff being recruited to the home which already employs 79 people, mostly from the local area.