Parklands MD Ron Taylor has urged the Scottish Government to deliver a fairer deal for the social care sector amid rising costs and labour shortages.
Parklands Care Homes has launched a fresh drive to recruit more nurses with a cash bonus for new nursing staff worth up to £2,000.
A Fortrose school netball team has received a cash boost from Parklands Care Homes. Parklands, which has a care home in the village, has contributed almost £1,000 to buy 20 new strips for the team at Fortrose Academy.
Residents and staff at a Moray care home have formed their own choir. The Heart Strings choir at Speyside Care Home in Aberlour have delivered their debut performance, including a reimagined version of the classic ‘Climb Every Mountain’ from the Sound of Music.
The managing director of Parklands Care Homes has recorded a video message to newly elected First Minister Humza Yousaf, outlining the challenges facing the care sector. In his message, Ron Taylor highlighted the impact of inflation, recruitment and retention, agency costs and inadequate funding for care services.
Parklands Care Homes is backing Scottish Apprenticeship Week, highlighting the benefits of apprenticeships to individuals, businesses and the Scottish economy. Parklands has over a dozen modern apprentices across its group.
Care home staff in the north and north-east have taken part in a virtual training exercise that offers a unique perspective into the experience of living with dementia. The Virtual Dementia Tour is a powerful hands-on, interactive experience that simulates the challenges and frustrations that people with dementia face daily.
Parklands Care Homes has agreed to support administrators in managing Wakefield House in Cullen and Weston View in Keith after operator Craigard Care Limited was placed in administration.
A Tain care home has been given a 5-star rating by the sector’s independent regulator. Innis Mhor was assessed during an unannounced visit by the Care Inspectorate in January. Inspectors noted: “People's needs were met to a high standard by a committed, caring and professional staff team. There were trusting relationships between staff and the people they supported.
A Buckie councillor has praised staff at a local care home after they received the highest possible score from the care regulator for supporting residents to get the best out of life.
Mo Dhachaidh care home in Ullapool is to close in April due to mounting and unsustainable costs.
A Buckie care home has received the highest possible rating from the industry regulator for the way it supports residents to get the most out of life.
Plans for new key worker accommodation in Inverness have taken a major step forward after Highland Councillors approved the development.
Two north care homes are among those taking part in a new trial which uses cutting edge technology to prevent night falls and reduce anxiety among residents.
Speyside Care Home has received a 5-star review from industry regulator the Care Inspectorate. Inspectors spoke to residents, their relatives and staff during the visit and found “significant strengths in aspects of the care provided.”
Parklands is is planning a multi-million pound expansion into Aberdeen-shire, with new care homes earmarked for Turriff and Alford.
Parklands is marking a return to its Moray roots with plans for a new multi-million pound care home in Elgin.
Fresh from its success in the Highland Business Awards, Parklands is in the running for a major Scottish care home award.
A TikTok video of residents and staff at a Black Isle care home has gone viral with over one million views worldwide.
Parklands Care Homes has resubmitted ambitious plans for new affordable housing for key workers in Inverness - its response to the cost of living crisis and lack of affordable homes in the city.
A Grantown care home is to hold ‘taster days' for anyone thinking about a career in the care sector.
Speyside Care Home has launched a weekly pop-up tearoom in the village in a bid to strengthen community ties and keep residents active and engaged.
Parklands Care Homes has acquired Mo Dhachaidh Care Home in Ullapool with a pledge to deliver fresh investment in the village. Mo Dhachaidh becomes the 10th care home in the Parklands group.
A team of intrepid care workers battled wind and rain to climb the highest freestanding mountain in Moray in a bid to raise money for their residents’ comfort fund.
Residents at a Grantown care home can now ‘Nip Inn’ to their new local for a drink and a bite to eat after doing their shopping.
Two Moray care homes have been recognised by the Care Inspectorate after it found “significant strengths” in their care provision.
Residents at care homes in Moray have had wheelie good fun marking Bike Week 2022.
Parklands is launching a new incentive programme to attract nurses and other care sector staff.
As the country celebrates The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, residents from across Moray and the Highlands have shared their memories of the Monarch and paid tribute to her 70 years of service to the nation.
Parklands Care Homes has introduced a new flexible wage scheme for employees to help them through the cost of living crisis.
Parklands Care Homes is to build new affordable rental homes for its staff and other key workers as part of a multi-million pound investment in Inverness.
Residents at a Keith care home have joined millions of Hindus to celebrate the arrival of spring with an explosion of colour.
Two years after care homes in Scotland first went into lockdown, Speyside care home manager Louise Gillies reflects on the challenges still facing the care sector.
Residents at a Moray care home have enjoyed a virtual tour of the world thanks to the wonders of modern technology.
Residents at a Keith care home took a step back in time as they enjoyed the sights and sounds of yesteryear.
Care home residents in Keith have been getting ‘inked’ up with striking new tattoos. And for one married couple, it was an opportunity to mark their love for each other.
Construction of a new multi-million care hub for the Highland capital has begun, as Parklands kick starts its biggest ever investment - a 58 bed care home and assisted living village.
This article features interviews with three Parklands employees - a carer, an activities coordinator and an area manager. Despite their very different roles, each shares the same passionate commitment to high quality care.
A carer at Urray House in Muir of Ord has been shortlisted for a prestigious award at this year's Highland Business Awards.
Parklands Care Homes is backing a UK Government plan to support young people into employment, creating 18 new care assistant posts across the group.
Parklands has worked with Triodos Bank UK to secure £20 million of sustainable finance for its nine existing homes, as well as a new multi-million-pound care project in Inverness.
Plucky staff from a Buckie care home have raised a four-figure sum for residents after taking part in a wild swim event.
Residents at a Keith care home have been enjoying a touch of luxury after a new nail bar opened its doors in the home.
Local children can now play in the grounds of Parklands & Burnbank care home after staff created a dedicated play area for them.
A new radio network for carers has launched today with support from north care provider Parklands Care Homes.
The former head gardener at Gordon Castle has made an emotional return to the gardens that were his home turf for almost 60 years.
A care home in Tain has held its second music festival during the pandemic.
A care home resident in Tain enjoyed a birthday fit for a Queen as she celebrated her centenary in lavish style.
Residents at two Buckie care homes have taken to their feet to raise money for a charity that promotes physical activity in the care sector.
A resident at Innis Mhor care home in Tain celebrated her 100th birthday with a trip to the beach in an open top sports car.
Parklands Care Homes is in the running for four national Care Home Awards - the care sector's most prestigious awards.
A new £5.5 million care home on the Black Isle will welcome its first residents next week, with operator Parklands Care Homes confident it will “raise the bar” with its mix of elegance and state of the art facilities.
A year to the day since care homes first went into Covid lockdown, Parklands MD Ron Taylor reflects on a relentless, exhausting year and looks forward to brighter days ahead.
Plans for a new later living village - part of a multi-million pound care hub for the Highland capital - have been approved, with work due to start this autumn.
A new care home for the Black Isle will open next month, Parklands has confirmed.
Parklands Care Homes has signed a new sponsorship deal with Keith FC Youth club’s under 17s squad.
Parklands MD Ron Taylor reflects on a year that brought us closer together as a community, even while the virus kept us physically apart.
A new care home on the Black Isle is to be called Eilean Dubh, Parklands Care Homes has announced.
Residents at Speyside Care Home in Aberlour are giving Santa’s elves a run for their money.
A resident at Urray House in Muir of Ord has received a card from Her Majesty The Queen as he celebrates his 100th birthday.
A new shop has opened on the High Street in Buckie, but this one has an exclusive clientele and was opened by a former shopkeeper well known to Parklands!
Parklands Care Homes has been named Best Smaller Care Home Group in the national Care Home Awards. The group also won the Best for Communication award in the sector's most prestigious awards ceremony.
A new later living village is being proposed as part of a multi-million pound care hub earmarked for Inverness.
A charity run preschool on the Black Isle has received a funding boost for its campaign to build a more accessible play garden for local children.
A Black Isle children’s football club has received a cash boost from Parklands Care Homes as they start their new season.
Residents at three Buckie care homes have thanked local football team Buckie Thisle after 'The Jags' took part in a 24 hour fundraising effort.
Mel Fitzhugh gives a personal account of how her family has coped with Covid19 while her mum is in care at Lynemore Care Home.
On Care Home Day, Managing Director Ron Taylor pays tribute to the Parklands team for giving "their absolute all" during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Construction of Parklands' latest care home has resumed. The Fortrose facility is now scheduled to open in the autumn.
A former Buckie care worker now studying in Glasgow has paid a pictorial tribute to her former colleagues at Netherha.
A Moray care home resident has celebrated her 100th birthday with a virtual party with loved ones.
A Moray photographer has been capturing poignant images of residents and staff at three Buckie care homes during lockdown.
A Portessie schoolgirl has raised more than £4000 for vulnerable kids, with support from Parklands.
Lynemore resident Muriel MacLennan has been using the lockdown to knit for newborn babies at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
Residents at Innis Mhor can now enjoy a pub meal in the comfort of their own home.
Parklands MD Ron Taylor pays tribute to care home and pharmacy key workers for the sacrifices they are making to support our vulnerable residents and the wider community.
A Buckie resident has celebrated her 100th birthday as over 100 friends and family - and Her Majesty The Queen - pay tribute to her.
Care home manager Ruth Smith with a message of thanks for residents, relatives and our key workers.
What's it like working on the front line of the care sector in the midst of a global pandemic? We asked one of our care home managers to give her perspective.
In line with expert health advice, Parklands has suspended all non-essential visits to its care homes with immediate effect.
Parklands has appointed keen amatuer photgrapher Duncan Rennie as its 'photographer in residence.'
In his first blog of 2020, MD Ron Taylor looks forward to a year of growth for Parklands.
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