From care plans to activities to menus, our culture supports and appreciates the individual needs of every single resident. And why not? This is their home.
The story behind Balhousie Care Group
Tony Banks, founder and Chairman of Balhousie Care Group, bought his first care home in August 1991 in Kirriemuir, Angus.
In the initial stages, Tony and his young family lived in the upstairs quarters whilst he refurbished the home, making it fit for care home purposes. The works were completed in the April of 1992 and Lisden Care Home’s doors opened to the first Balhousie residents later that month. The aim was to fill a gap in quality residential care in North East Scotland.
Today, with 25 homes across Scotland, Balhousie Care Group is one of the leading providers of care for the elderly in Scotland, providing care to over 900 residents. Our person-centred approach to care, our innovative practices and our close community links have won us a swathe of awards and made us a trusted name in care.
#BustingTheMyths around care homes
We believe that every stage of life should be embraced and enjoyed, and our activities and field trips are not always run-of-the-mill. You’ll find our residents having sailing lessons, campfires in the woods and trips to the seaside. That’s why our favourite hashtag is #BustingTheMyths
Community is key
Community and community links are crucial for us at Balhousie Care Group. Many of our residents have lived where our homes are located, so maintaining those links ensures a rich living experience.
We have visits from, schoolchildren, nurseries, churches and entertainers, and are pioneers of inter-generational activity. We also support the community, with field trips and charity fundraisers.
The Balhousie Participation Charter
We were the first care home group in the country to launch a Participation Charter for residents, giving them a voice on everything from menu choices to recruitment of staff. We’re proud of our residents’ rights – and so are they!
“My nana is always talking about how good the staff are to her. She enjoys the company and says she doesn’t worry about anything.”
From city centres to rural idylls, our care homes enjoy some of the best locations in Scotland.
Balhousie Care Group may be built on the same values and philosophy, but each of our care homes is different – with its own unique setting, history, personality and care facilities. Find out for yourself by scrolling through our homes.