A NEW care home in Ayr has been given a glowing report by the Care Inspectorate.

Greenan Manor only opened its door in January last year, but already it has been recognised as performing to a very high level.

The Care Inspectorate, after an unannounced visit made on December 2, gave the new care home their second highest grading.

The care home, which is situated on the outskirts of Ayr, near Doonfoot, was graded ‘very good’ across seven quality indicators.

The Care Inspectorate grade on a scale of 1-6, with one being unsatisfactory and six being excellent.

Greenan Manor can accommodate up to 52 people, but at the time of the inspection there were just six residents living there.

A sample from the Care Inspectorate report, under the heading ‘How do we support people’s needs?’, reads: “We found significant strengths in the quality of care provided and how these supported positive outcomes for people, therefore we evaluated this key question as very good.

“We saw positive relationships had been established between residents and staff. Staff were familiar with resident’s needs and preferences and provided support with warmth, kindness and compassion. Staff worked well as a team and it was clear that the rights and choices of residents was respected.”

It goes on to state that management and staff adhere to the Scottish Government’s ‘Open with Care’ guidance’ and notes a positive impact on residents’ wellbeing through “maximised” meaningful contact with people important to them.

The care home also scored well in infection prevention and control, with the report reading: “All areas were found to be of a high standard of cleanliness. Furnishing and equipment were new and in very good condition.

“All residents had new profiling beds and mattresses were clean and fit for purpose.

“Good quality cleaning schedules and records were available evidencing robust cleaning routines, including frequent cleaning of high touch areas (for example, door handles, handrails and keypads).

“There was a good supply of personal protective equipment (PPE). PPE stations and clinical waste bins were readily available throughout the home. Clinical waste was managed in line with guidance.

“We found significant strengths in infection control practices.”