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Grantown care home set for £1.5 million expansion

30 January 2024
 
A Grantown care home is set for a £1.5 million expansion in response to growing demand for care services in the area.
 
Operator Parklands Care Homes, which has its headquarters in the town, has drawn up plans to build a 10-bed extension at Lynemore.
 
The proposed extension will also house a dining room, day room, quiet area and covered garden terrace, as well as staff changing facilities. The extension will precisely mirror the architectural style and finish of the existing building.
 
Opened in 2018, Lynemore currently provides care for up 40 residents.
 
Ron Taylor, managing director of Parklands Care Homes, said: “I am delighted that we are able to make this substantial investment in Grantown.
 
“Lynemore has been one of our most popular care homes since it opened. Indeed, demand for rooms is so high that we currently have a lengthy waiting list of prospective residents.
 
“Badenoch and Strathspey has a higher proportion of people aged 65 and over compared to the rest of the Highlands or Scotland as a whole, yet the provision of care capacity has not kept pace. On the contrary, the closure of Grandview House means the town has lost valuable care capacity.
 
“There is clearly a need and a demand for additional care services in the town, and we are prepared to meet that need through this timely investment.”
 
The proposed expansion will be the subject of a forthcoming planning application to The Highland Council.
 
Parklands also has homes in Tain, Muir of Ord, Fortrose, Aberlour, Keith, Buckie and Cullen.