All the Fun of the Fayre
Clackmannanshire Council Leader Gary Womersley cut the ribbon last Saturday to officially open the ever popular Hillview Court Nursing Home Summer Fete.
The event proved to be a resounding success, with a variety of stalls available throughout the afternoon, as well as raffles, tombolas, a bar-b-que, a chocolate fountain, face painting and a bouncy castle, as well as a pipe band. The residents, friends, families and people of Clackmannanshire turnout out in great numbers for what is the Home's major fund raising venture of the year.
Afterwards Councillor Womersley, who was delighted to have been asked to open the Fete, said: " One of the reasons I think that the Home is so successful is that it is an active part of the community, as evidenced by the Fete today.
"I hope that everyone from residents, their families, nurses, staff and locals who attended had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Certainly everyone I spoke to appeared to be, notwithstanding the weather."
Hillview Court Nursing Home at Whiteyetts, Sauchie, which opened its doors for the first time in January 2002, provides specialist residential and nursing care for individuals with dementia, learning disabilities, acquired brain injuries, including alcohol related illnesses, and older people for up to 48 people throughout seven units.
A modern, purpose-built care centre, each of their houses has its own living and dining facilities and all bedrooms and communal areas are light and airy. All the houses are single-storey to ensure ease of accessibility.
Three of the houses provide care for people living with a learning disabilities; two houses support older residents with a form of dementia, one of which was in the top three finalist for Scottish Care Awards 2009, another house provides nursing care for older people and there is now a new house for individuals with acquired brain injuries, Including alcohol related illnesses, which opened July 2011.
Councillor Womersley added: " It is clear to me that staff here never lose sight of the fact that, first and foremost, Hillview Court is a home for their residents, seeing the resident as an individual and then their illness/disability. Today has very much been about helping those residents feel at the very heart of the local community. I'd like to thank all staff and locals for making the Fete so enjoyable."
Privately owned and part of the Caring Homes Group, Hillview Court has 48 single en-suite rooms.