Arlene Campbell is General Manager at Fairview House Care Home.
I have 20 years of nursing experience. I trained in Glasgow as an RGN and continued my studies at night school for 2 years to achieve a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies. I also worked as a Sister for the NHS in an intensive care unit.
I have been managing nursing homes since 2007, ranging over the years from a 98 bedded home In New Zealand and a 64 bedded home in Argyll to a 54 bedded home in Aberdeenshire and a 30 bedded home in Edinburgh.
I pride myself in helping staff to deliver positive outcomes for residents by ensuring they have the skills to work autonomously, which will ensure that all staff are proud to work at Fairview House.
Fairview House is a purpose-built home that provides 24-hour nursing care for older people, including those living with dementia in our dedicated Memory Lane Community. Our highly skilled and compassionate staff work hard to ensure Fairview House is not an establishment, but a home, with high quality care centred around the specific needs of each resident.
Our high standards are reflected in all aspects of the home, including our hospitality and cooking. The home also has a wonderful and varied activities programme, centred around the needs and interests of residents. We provide concerts and church services every month and have daily programmes of activities, such as bingo, crafts, a beauty group and gardening. We also frequently go to coffee mornings in our local community and have regular outings in our minibus.
Fairview House is conveniently located close to plenty of local amenities and is within each reach of the beautiful Dee and Don countryside. We believe the best way to judge a home is to visit and see how care and support is provided. So please feel free to drop in or give us a call.
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All the services and facilities on offer are designed to enhance residents’ lives within the home. The care we provide is all about looking after their health and understanding what makes them happy. Please don’t hesitate to ask our friendly staff any questions you may have about the services we offer.
We strive to make life at Barchester care homes as stimulating and fulfilling as possible and are committed to ensuring independence, dignity and choice in every aspect of daily life.
From carers and nurses to activities co-ordinators and chefs, our compassionate staff are all trained to use a person-centred approach and spend time getting to know every individual in order to learn what they like and what is important to them.
Hi, my name is Helen, and I am the deputy manager here at Fairview.
Hi, my name is Karen, and I am the administrator here at Fairview House.
Hi, my name is Stacey, and I am a nurse here at Fairview House.
My daily duties include preparing and cooking wholesome, nutritious, well-balanced and tasty meals for residents. I have learned how to create many local dishes since starting here, including skirlie, mince and tatties!
Head of Maintenance
My name is Mohan and I am the Head of Maintenance at Fairview House. I have been working at Fairview since 2015 and I have gained a lot of experience during my time here. I am very happy working for Barchester; my manager is very knowledgeable and supportive. We are a happy team and always help each other out.
My name is Jim Douglas and I have been a resident at Fairview House since 2015. I really enjoy my relationships with staff and residents and the overall atmosphere at Fairview.
I was appointed as Resident Ambassador in 2017, with my purpose being to open a dialogue between residents and management, with the intent of improving residents' overall well-being at the home.
Hi, I’m Maureen, and I have been the Physiotherapist at Fairview House since 2014. My role as Physiotherapist is very important for enabling our residents to remain active and for rehabilitation after injuries or illnesses to restore function. I assess all new residents at Fairview House to ensure that we have a keen understanding of their walking ability, balance strength, posture and function. I also run the 'Music & Movement' weekly class along with the activity staff and residents.
The Importance Of Meal Times
Our menus are composed of only the best fresh produce and cooked to the highest quality, with aims for the natural aroma and taste to be retained as best as possible. A great deal of care is taken to accommodate all dietary requirements, and our meals are always prepared with the likes and dislikes of residents taken into consideration.
For residents that have difficulties in swallowing we modify the menu of the day so that is it a soft, palatable dish. To support our chefs in producing these dishes, our hospitality and Chef Academy organises theory and practical workshops. Working in partnership with Nutricia, our practical workshops involve all chefs and deputy managers learning about dysphagia and producing these modified menus. The chefs work with the chef trainer to prepare fork mashable and thick puree meals to the correct consistency, taste and presentation. The deputy managers can then ensure all modified menus served are presented correctly for our residents.
Our Activities Coordinators create a weekly planner that consists of a variety of activities, which caters to all residents' needs as best as possible. The most popular activities are bingo, which we host twice a week, flower arranging and weekly visits from Vinnie our pet therapy dog. Residents also enjoy minibus trips in the nicer weather and we attend a concert every month. We are also involved in the Council Well-being Team, which keeps us up-to date with upcoming events within the community and provides interesting ideas for activities we can try in the home.
Throughout the year, we host various special events, including themed open days and summer and winter fetes that people in our local communities are welcome to join us for. We also have monthly church services with Rev. Ann from Danestone Congregational Church, which is open to loved ones as well.