Barrogil House is located in Cluny, close to Kirkcaldy, Cardenden and Glenrothes and just off the A92 arterial road which runs through Fife.
Enjoying views over the Lomond Hills and surrounding countryside, the purpose built care home, originally providing residential care, became a Specialist Dementia Nursing Care Unit with the opening of an extension in October 2012. The final extension was completed in May 2016, bringing the total number of bedrooms to 40.
The design, based on advice from Stirling University’s Dementia Services Centre, has been tried and tested in Kingdom Homes original and very successful dementia care unit, Roselea House, in Cowdenbeath and features
- Dementia signposting.
- Personalised memory boxes on bedroom doors.
- 3D tactile memory murals.
- Non-intrusive call bell system with sensory activated lighting in bedrooms
Work began on the project with a refurbishment of the existing building in 2011 then an extension, comprising 10 bedrooms, an additional sitting room, dining room, bathroom and various staff rooms was added.
The design impressed the judges of the 2012 Scottish Care National Care Home Awards who placed Barrogil House in the final of the Care Home Design category.
Barrogil House caters for 40 residents in large single rooms with en-suite toilet facilities. The bedrooms in the newer wings all have full en-suite shower facilities and a direct dial telephone point with itemised billing.
A secure garden with patio areas positioned to catch the sun can be reached directly from the dining and sitting rooms, allowing residents to walk around outside in safety. There is also a sensory area and an area where residents can do a spot of gardening themselves.
A stunning fully glazed roof in the hallway of the two extensions allows natural light to flood in meaning bright sunny days or starlit nights can be appreciated from within.
The building benefits from swing-free door closers which are linked to the fire detection system, and a sprinkler system is installed to all areas. These features underline the priority that Kingdom Homes places on the safety of each and every one of our residents.
With regular outings in the company’s minibuses to places of interest around Fife, shops and to socialise with residents from other Kingdom Homes care homes, there is always plenty to do. Residents are encouraged to take part in the in-house activities which include crafts, games, sing-a-longs and reminiscence sessions.
All staff undergo specialist training delivered by Kingdom Homes own training division in order to provide sensitive and appropriate care. Using a “person centred” approach, based on leading theory in current dementia care practice, residents will receive a high level of attention and supervision based on their individual needs and wishes.
View the latest Care Inspectorate Report for Barrogil House.