High praise for Brechin care home

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A Brechin care home that offers support to people with a variety of complex needs has come in for praise following a recent unannounced visit by the Care Inspectorate.

Gowrie Care Ltd in Brechin’s River Street provides a combined service of housing support and care at home as well as care for people with mixed needs, including learning disabilities and autism.

It recently received an unplanned inspection when it was recognised as providing a good level of care.

The inspection report states that the care is very individualised and support plans are very detailed enabling good continuity of care.

“Tenants and service users are very happy with the service which is good at supporting people to engage with their local communities and each other,” the report claims.

The inspection looked at three main areas of care at the home, quality of care and support, quality of staffing and quality of management and leadership and awarded grade four or ‘good’ grades in each of these categories.

The report stated that since its last inspection several strong developments had been made including care planning for falls, continence and dementia where needed.

In conclusion, the report said the service had developed its care plans and contined to work towards service user involvement in recruitment and has had some staff changes at management level. It stated there were plans to develop a three bedded unit for people with autism.

“This service has improved since the last inspection and customers remain highly satisfied with the service they receive.

“It could improve in its engagement with carers to look at how improvements could be made.