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07/09/2017

New 120-Bed Care Home Opened In Glasgow

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A new 120-bed care home has been opened in Glasgow.

The Riverside Care Home in Dalmarnock was built as part of the council's £100 million Tomorrow's Residential and Day Care Programme.

Located by the River Clyde in the former Athlete's Village, the facility replaces council-run homes in Glasgow's east end - Fulton Lodge, Peter McEachran House and Loancroft residential units.

Features include 120 en-suite, dementia friendly bedrooms each equipped with an individual flat screen TV, fridge, telephone, personal safe, specialist bed and a staff call system. Each of the eight units featuring bedrooms also have a dining room, sitting room and activity room.

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Communal areas include a cinema room, hairdressing salon, treatment rooms, a reception area, enclosed dementia friendly landscaped gardens and a balcony area.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Council Leader Susan Aitken said: "This is a fantastic new care home and it's another great example of the legacy that the Commonwealth Games has given to Glasgow.

"Riverside is a top class environment in which our vulnerable, older people can receive the kind of support they need to lead fulfilling lives. The level of thought and detail that has gone into designing the home is quite incredible and will ensure the home meets current and future care standards for many, many years to come."

(LM)

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