Linda Walker is General Manager at South Grange Care Centre.
I have over 30 years experience in nursing in many different fields and love to share my knowledge with all staff, carers and nurses therefore enabling the highest standards of care for our residents.
I firmly believe in an open door policy for all at South Grange where residents and relatives are more than welcome to come in for a chat at any time.
We pride ourselves in providing an environment that is warm and friendly which delivers person centred care to our residents, ensuring that they are at the heart of everything we do here.
South Grange is situated on the outskirts of 'Bonnie Dundee' in the seaside town of Monifieth.
Our nursing home was built on the site of a previous farm building and has retained the charm of the 'Mill', which is now our main lounge. South Grange exudes a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
South Grange offers 24-hour nursing and palliative care to elderly frail residents. Our team provides a high standard of care and we focus on the individual needs of residents by creating a tailor-made care plan which is regularly updated. We provide a varied activities programme including regular concerts, carpet bowls league, outings and much, much more.
Within our residential care home we have our Seven Arches Unit which provides expert care for young clients with acquired brain injuries, neurological disorders and those clients who need to be ventilated. The team at Seven Arches consists of Specialist Trained Registered Nurses, Physiotherapists, Senior Care Assistants, Occupational Therapist and Activities Staff. The team work with each client to facilitate a plan of care specific to individual needs and can provide slow stream rehabilitation as well as long term and palliative care.
Following our last Care Inspectorate Inspection we were rated Grade 5 – Very Good.
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Our care is as unique as the residents who live here. Our person-centred approach allows us to really get to know the people we care for and understand what’s right for them. We encourage loved ones to get involved and give feedback so that we can provide the best services possible. There’s also a whole host of features and facilities available to those living with us that really help to make this place feel like a home away from home.
On-site Access to kitchen facilities Activity classes Activity room Day trips Exercise classes Flexible mealtimes Internet access/wifi Laundry Landscaped gardens Night bite menu Private dining Quiet lounge Relatives meal with residents Sensory garden Special dietery requirements TV lounge
Accessibility Disabled bathroom Disabled WC/facilities Disabled parking Disability awareness/equality training Lift Lifting and handling equipment Step-free access Wheelchair access within home Mini bus or other transport
Extra services Chiropody Hair dressing salon Massage Newspapers/magazines Physiotherapy
Freeview TV, Telephone Point, Secure Access, Alarm.
Meet Our Carers
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.
Striving for the highest possible quality care at our home is at the centre of everything we do, and helping residents to maintain their independence, dignity and individuality for as long as possible is an important goal for all who work here. Personal needs and desires are always taken into consideration, so that we can deliver the best quality, bespoke care to everyone we support.
Senior Activities Coordinator
Gill has worked for South Grange since 1996. Gill's role in the home is ensuring our residents enjoy a fulfilling quality of life. The programme that Gill and her team (Sheena, Vicky and Karon) provide is stimulating, creative and varied. Gill enjoys the time she spends with residents and families. The team welcomes any suggestions made by residents and family members in relation to activities.
Pauline is responsible for all the financial administration of the home. Pauline has been in post since 2011, previously working in a Senior Payroll position. Pauline enjoys working at South Grange and finds everyone friendly and helpful. Pauline is available to speak to residents and families at any time.
Val has many years of NHS nursing experience and has been at South Grange since 1994. Val has been working within the team at Seven Arches since 2007. Recently promoted to Charge Nurse, Val is responsible for ensuring high standards of care are maintained. Val enjoys liaising between residents, families and staff. Val would be delighted to meet with anyone should they wish to discuss any suggestions relating to Seven Arches.
Christine has worked for South Grange since 1991. Christine is responsible for all the housekeeping and laundry staff. She ensures that South Grangeis kept to the highest standards, co-ordinating her staff in their daily duties. Christine has a wealth of experience which she brings to her current role and she looks forward to meeting residents and their families to ensure their rooms are as comfortable and homely as they could be.
Head of Maintenance
Hi, my name is Sam and I am the Head of Maintenance at South Grange.
The Importance Of Meal Times
Food and Nutrition at our home
Our irresistible cuisine is prepared with only the very best fresh, seasonal produce, and based on the individual tastes of the people we support. Our menu will satisfy even those with the smallest of appetites; from breakfast through to dinner, residents can discover something different with fresh flavour and lovely presentation. Our fantastic chefs are always keeping themselves busy in the kitchen creating new and exciting dishes for everyone to enjoy.
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.
Attracting top chefs
Our chefs are recruited on the basis of an interview with the regional hospitality support team and the manager for the home. Selection also involves a practical element where potential cooks are asked to cook for and meet a panel of people living in the home. Chefs take their job extremely seriously and our annual Chef competition sees our chefs battle it out in regional heats and then at a national final for the accolade of 'Barchester's Chef of the Year'.
Our specialist activities staff are committed to organising a mix of activities and events for residents and the local community to get involved in, including trips out to local places of interest in our minibus and visits from entertainers and musicians. It is important to us that each individual who we support can get as much from these as possible, so we try our best to arrange activities that reflect their interests and capabilities as best as possible, and encourage them to participate in any way they can. We also encourage relatives to join with activities and events as often as they can.