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Glasgow celebrates 120-bed care home opening
Glasgow City Council’s £100 million Tomorrow's Residential and Day Care Programme has seen the Riverside Care Home in Dalmarnock open its doors.
The site, which was previously used to accommodate competitors during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, has been substantially refitted to make it suitable for care home use.
The refurbished building offers 120 en-suite, dementia friendly bedrooms - designed to ensure that the older people feel comfortable, relaxed and safe and enjoy a sense of community.
Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “Riverside is a top class environment in which our vulnerable, older people can receive the kind of support they need to lead fulfilling lives. The level of thought and detail that has gone into designing the home is quite incredible and will ensure the home meets current and future care standards for many, many years to come.
"Everyone connected with the work that's led to the opening of the Riverside Care Home can be justly proud of the efforts. The absolute quality and dedication of the staff here really shines through and there is no doubt residents are in good hands. It was a tremendous honour to be with staff and residents at the official opening and I wish everyone at the home the very best for the future."
Tomorrow's Residential and Day Care Programme is part of the council's ambitions to modernise its care homes and day care centres. The Riverside Care Home is the third centre to be opened under the programme.