Braeside House

81 Liberton Brae
Edinburgh EH16 6LE
Tel: 0131 270 3020

enquiries.braeside@royalblind.org

 

 

Jenny's Well

196 Hawkhead Road
Paisley PA2 7BS

Tel: 0141 370 7950

enquiries.jennyswell@royalblind.org

 

 

Braeside House and Jenny's Well are part of the national charity Royal Blind, charity number SC017167.

 

Care for Older People Blog

Read our blog to find out more about Braeside House and developments at Jenny's Well.

Q&A with Braeside House residents

Q&A with Braeside House residents

Braeside House residents have been enjoying the fresh spring air of the care home’s roof-top garden recently.

Residents like Jessie have been enjoying speaking with family members using iPads donated to our services.  Thank you again to everyone who has donated and supported the wellbeing of those in our care.

Posted: 09/06/2020 | Care for Older People

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Summer sun for care home residents

Summer sun for care home residents

It’s great to see residents at Jenny’s Well continuing to enjoy time outdoors with one-to-one support from our staff!

Click this blog to see pics of residents' time outside recently.

Posted: 08/06/2020 | Care for Older People

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Sun & ice creams for care home residents

Sun & ice creams for care home residents

Residents at Royal Blind's care homes are taking advantage of the lovely spring weather while social distancing measures continue.

Braeside House residents enjoyed some delicious choc-ice ice creams last week,  while Jenny’s Well residents went for strolls around the care home grounds.

Care staff are following social distancing procedures to ensure residents safety.

Posted: 26/04/2020 | Care for Older People

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LISTEN TO: How Royal Blind services are continuing during COVID-19

LISTEN TO: How Royal Blind services are continuing during COVID-19

Our Director of Services Hawys Kilday featured on RNIB Connect Radio recently.

Hawys speaks about how we are continuing to support our service users during the health crisis.

Posted: 10/04/2020 | Education, Adult Services, Care for Older People

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WATCH: Our urgent appeal for help

WATCH: Our urgent appeal for help

 

Nicola Dow, Deputy Manager at Royal Blind's care home Jenny's Well, is asking supporters to dig deep and support Royal Blind's urgent appeal if they can.

"Together with our care home in Edinburgh, we are going through roughly 200 face masks per day to care for our residents," Nicola says.

Watch Nicola's video to learn more.

Posted: 09/04/2020 | Care for Older People

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Care home residents enjoying tea parties, albeit at a distance

Care home residents enjoying tea parties, albeit at a distance

Social distanced tea parties are being introduced at a Royal Blind care home.

The return to tradition is helping our residents socialise during the coronavirus pandemic.

Seated four metres apart as an extra precaution, residents took their tea in groups of three at Jenny’s Well care home in Paisley on Thursday.

Posted: 05/04/2020 | Care for Older People

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Care home residents sing war-time classic for families

Care home residents sing war-time classic for families

Spirits are high at our Royal Blind’s care homes.

Jenny’s Well care home residents came together to sing a rousing rendition of the war-time classic “We’ll Meet Again” earlier this week.

The 1939 song, sung by English singer Vera Lynn, was popular during WWII when soldiers left their families, friends and loved ones to fight in Europe.

Posted: 26/03/2020 | Care for Older People

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Children's artwork welcomed by care homes

Children are being encouraged to draw what see from their window

 

What’s the view from your window?

Children are being encouraged to draw what they can see from their window, and to post or email that artwork to Royal Blind care homes for older people.

“We’d love to share children's artwork with the older people staying in our care,” said Stephanie Kirkwood, Meaningful Activities coordinator at Jenny’s Well care home.

Posted: 26/03/2020 | Education, Care for Older People

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Royal Blind providing child care for 'key worker' staff in nursing and care

Royal Blind providing child care for 'key worker' staff in nursing and care

Children attending Royal Blind's new child care provision are finding the bright side of recent dark times.

Scottish schools have closed, leaving many of our nursing and care staff requiring child care for their children. 

We need our staff more than ever. The people with visual impairments who we care for need one-on-one support during this difficult time.

So, we’ve made arrangements so existing after-school care staff can care for our nursing and care staff's children, during this crucial time.

Posted: 25/03/2020 | Education, Care for Older People

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A telephone service for families

A Jenny's Well resdients write a message for her loved ones

Royal Blind staff are working hard to keep care home residents in touch with their families.

As per government advice, family visits to residents at Royal Blind’s care homes and residential units have been suspended.

This protocol protects care home residents because the risk of visitors unintentionally transmitting the COVID-19 virus to care home residents is removed.

Posted: 24/03/2020 | Care for Older People

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