Renaissance Care’s Mathieson House in Edinburgh is set to undergo a host of improvements to the interior design and activities schedule as new manager Jozi Stables comes on board as home manager.
The residential home, which has a 20-bed capacity, will see more of a boutique hotel offering with plans to introduce a gardening project, foreign language classes for people with early stage dementia and person-centred care plans unique to the resident’s needs and interests.
The interior of the home will also see improvements, while residents will enjoy a new dining service with a high-quality restaurant inspired menu and wine with meals.
Before a stint as project manager for Meallmore Care Homes, Jozi spent six years with Balhousie, starting as a senior carer before going on to manage the training and development programmes as support manager.
She then took on a role as home manager for Balhousie’s Ruthven Towers where her personalised care plan and improvements for the home resulted in excellent grade six marks across the board from the care inspectorate.
Jozi now plans to mirror her previous success within Mathieson House, creating a boutique hotel like experience for the residents who live there with front of house staff and an activities coordinator.
Mathieson House is a residential home, meaning the residents that live there don’t require round the clock nursing care and are able to take part in a range of activities.
As part of the new plan, Jozi is keen to engage with the local community and will host a meet and greet event for stakeholders and neighbours to come and meet the new management team and hear more about the exciting plans for the future.
Jozi said: “It’s a really exciting time for Renaissance Care, and as the company continues to grow I’m thrilled to be joining the team.
“I have lots of plans for Mathieson House to improve the quality of our offering, giving the experience of a boutique hotel while introducing a range of activities that keep the residents active with a stronger focus on mental health and wellbeing.
“I’m really keen to have the residents out and about, taking part in a range of activities, helping to map out their own care packages and fully embedded in life at the home.”
Robert Kilgour, chairman of Renaissance Care, said: “Jozi is a welcomed addition to our ever-expanding team and her ambitious plans for Mathieson House truly compliment Renaissance Care’s plans for growth.”