Braeside House residents have their say on new Paisley care home

Posted: 01/02/2017 | Care for Older People,

Residents of Royal Blind’s Edinburgh care home for older people have been giving their tips on putting the finishing touches to a brand new service under construction in the West of Scotland.

Jenny's Well care home exteriorRoyal Blind is building a new residential care home in Paisley, offering nursing care to older people with visual impairment as well those with other medical needs such as dementia.

And in December a group of residents from Braeside House were invited to visit a mock bedroom created by architects, Unum Partnership, in order to contribute their ideas for fittings and furnishings. 

Jenny’s Well is being constructed on the same site as Scottish War Blinded’s new service for visually impaired veterans, the Hawkhead Centre.

The home will have 54 bedrooms, each complete with an en-suite bathroom. All the furniture will be movable so that the rooms can be set up with the residents’ own preferences in mind.

The rooms have been designed to be personalised and residents will be welcome to bring their own furniture as an addition to what is provided if they wish.

The home will have two floors, consisting of five individual buildings linked by an internal courtyard. There will be plenty of open space and access to the outdoors on both levels to encourage freedom of movement and independence.

Work is progressing on the buildings, with construction due to be completed by September this year.

Unum Partnership Senior Architect, Lindsay Benson, said: “The current steel frame structure gives a clear idea of how the finished building will sit within the site – with excellent views to the North East and South.”