Life At Our Homes
The Argyle Care Centre and Lochside Nursing Home are their own little communities and our Staff, Management and Owners will go out of their way to make you feel at home.
Moving in to a Care Home can clearly be a significant change but we are often pleasantly surprised at the ease with which the vast majority of our Residents quickly settle, and how often Residents and families say it is the best thing they ever did.
As well as making Residents feel comfortable and at home, we also like to make sure there is lots going on for all to enjoy, and with a wide range of visiting entertainers/activities and a further programme offered by our in house Activities Co-Ordinator there is plenty to keep you entertained(see below)
We recognise, however, that every resident is different, and should you just wish the privacy and peace of your own room, or to enjoy the peaceful or more sociable living areas, it is completely your choice.
There are a number of library areas to wind down and read a good book, a kindle service offering thousands of books, and daily newspapers and magazines for some lighter reading.
Free Wi fi is on hand for our Internet buffs and Skype for those who wish to keep in contact "face to face" with family and loved ones, and Freeview and Sky is available in your room for those who wish us to arrange that for them.
There is a variety of seating areas outside were you can enjoy the gardens and views that our homes have to offer...or why not join our Gardening Committee, Good Food Group or Home Development Committee.
Whether active or more of a Private person The Argyll Group Homes will go out of their way to keep you content.
The Owners of The Argyle Group have decades of experience in providing Care, and with experienced and loyal Managers and Staff you will be assured of continuity of care and peace of mind.
All of our staff go through an extensive 'Training Passport', and as well as having Registered Nurses, our Senior Carers and Team Leaders are trained to SVQ3 and SVQ4 level - ensuring your care is being delivered by a well qualified team.
With regards external healthcare provision, there are Local GP's at hand, or if you prefer you may retain your own GP, and regular visits from Podiatrists, Dentists, Opticians and Dieticians, Physiotherapists and Speech and Language Therapists can be accessed as you need them.
At The Argyll Group our 'How We Treat People Charter' and 'Gold Standard Service Charter' ensure consistently high levels of service and that all associated with us are treated with dignity and respect.
Assisting Residents with the care they need is achieved through Person Centred Care tailored to each Resident, with Key Workers who will be there to help every step of the way.
Helping each Resident to be as Independent as possible, and to lead a full life, is absolutely central to our ethos.
Our highly skilled Head Chef Graham and his team work tirelessly to provide residents with the highest standard of food.
The Menu's are varied and, while maintaining the classics such as Fish & Chips on a Friday and our traditional Sunday Roast, there will be something to suit everyone.
Our regular Gala Dinners also allow the team to show off their excellent culinary skills and make for a lovely dining experience for all of our Residents to enjoy.
If you are not quite full enough from our regular menu, then not to worry, snacks are available and our staff are happy to help.
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