Edinburgh care home wins national award for its outstanding dementia care
Castlegreen Care Home in Edinburgh, part of Four Seasons Health Care, has been crowned Dementia Service of the Year in recognition of its outstanding provision for residents with dementia.
The 60-bed care home was highlighted at this year’s Scottish Care Awards that recognise individual and team efforts in providing care across different environments.
Castlegreen Care Home provides specialist dementia care, which is accredited under Four Seasons’ innovation PEARL Specialist Dementia Services programme.
The scheme looks to promote best practice in dementia care and to reduce the use of psychotropic drugs. To achieve its PEARL status, the care home was assessed under a comprehensive review process, and demonstrated high levels of care and achievement for a set of defined standards against one hundred and fifty different criteria.
Staffing levels and training formed a key element of the assessment process. Castlegreen was measured on the training provided and how that