beechgrove team

About Beechgrove Care Home

Beechgrove Care Home is located in the historical market town of Lanark; a beautifully scenic place where residents can enjoy the perfect combination of small-town life and country calmness. Our home allows residents to create a lifestyle that suits them, whether they want tranquil country park walks or enjoy cultural day trips.

We proudly deliver around-the-clock Nursing, Residential, Dementia, and Respite Care for up to 70 residents. Our purpose-built, luxury care home in Lanark’s beautiful countryside is a true home-from-home, where residents are presented with opportunities to enjoy an active and fulfilled life. Coupled with skilled nursing and care teams, places us to provide the highest level of comprehensive care to all of our residents.

Comprehensive, Compassionate Care

Our qualified team takes great pleasure in offering the finest level of care, and each member is committed to following our care approach. Our residents’ care is designed to meet their individual requirements; we take the time to get to know our residents, ensuring all health and wellbeing needs are met.

Our staff have been chosen for their compassion and care for our residents and their families. Moving to our luxury Lanark based residence should be the start of a new and exciting chapter in residents’ lives, one that allows them to feel confident and happy while maintaining as much independence as possible. Our residents’ treatment is practical and entirely tailored to their individual requirements.

Providing expert guidance and help to loved ones as well as our incredible residents is a critical step toward becoming the best caregivers we can be. We believe that the needs of our residents should be met in a variety of ways. We hope to increase overall well-being and encourage both active bodies and brains by providing the highest quality of life for each of our residents.

Live Life Your Way at Beechgrove

During their stay, residents will enjoy charming surroundings, hand-prepared cuisine and quality personal care, and from the moment they walk through the door of Beechgrove Care Home they are guaranteed to receive a very warm welcome. Whether you are a resident, a member of our team or just passing through for the day, we have an open-door policy where friends, family and loved ones are invited to join residents for meals and activities at any time. At Beechgrove Care Home, our team provides a superior standard of care and offers a welcoming family atmosphere, in a relaxing and serene environment.

A Fulfilled Life

A purpose-built facility equipped with every modern comfort, Beechgrove nevertheless retains an air of tranquillity, tucked away within the picturesque Lanark countryside. Our home and first-class amenities allow residents to continue doing the things they love, such as outdoor gardening and regular hair and manicure treatments, while also exploring new activities, ensuring residents can enjoy a fulfilled lifestyle every day.

Meet the Team

  • Home Manager

    Maggie Allison

    Maggie started at Beechgrove as a young 18-year-old.  Throughout her early years here she gained many qualifications in Health & Social Care which led to a promotion to Deputy Manager in 2016. After further studying for Management and Leadership qualifications in December 2018 she took on the Manager’s role.  Maggie has a great insight to the health and wellbeing of her residents and staff and their workload due to her starting at ground level, her knowledge and understanding of the residents and the home allows her to advise and support so that the best possible care is given to residents and equally to the support of her staff.

  • Deputy Manager/Staff Nurse

    Elena Paraschiv

    Elena came from Romania, her biggest dream was to become a nurse and work in the UK and wear the “Navy Blue” uniform.  She loves looking after elderly people, one of the reasons being she never got to know her grandparents.  She Joined Beechgrove in 2019 and hopes her passion, skills and friendly demeanour make a real difference to our residents’ lives.  Elena accepted the Deputy Managers post in January 2020 giving her a new challenge and career path within the care sector.  She continues to develop her knowledge and skills to ensure the best possible care and environment for our residents.

  • Staff Nurse

    Mary McLean

    Mary started her nursing career in Paediatrics and has now come full circle she has been caring for the elderly for many years, being at Beechgrove for the last eight.  Mary is a kind, caring and dedicated individual, the nursing care she provides to her residents is totally focused on their health and wellbeing and is carried out with complete dignity and respect.

  • Senior Carer

    Wendy Begg

    Wendy has been in caring for 26 years, she was one of the first employees when Beechgrove opened in 2006.  Wendy is compassionate about her job and the needs of her residents going out of her way to ensure they have everything they need to improve and maintain their independence within the home.

  • Senior Carer

    Hazel Turner

    With over forty years’ experience in the care sector, Hazel has been a Senior Carer with us for the past eight years. She is a great role model to new staff and is happy to lead by example to promote the highest standards within our home. Hazel is also passionate about teaching and has taken on the new role of Moving & Handling trainer here at Beechgrove.

  • Senior Care Assistant

    Lynsey O’Hara

    Lynsey began work in Beechgrove Care home in September 2020 at the height of the pandemic as a Domestic Assistant. It was clear very early on for all to see that Lynsey would make an excellent Care Assistant, Lynsey’s compassion, willingness to help and her understanding of our resident’s needs were outstanding, and she was persuaded to transfer her skills to becoming a Care Assistant in June 2021. From there Lynsey quickly and competently completed her SVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care.

    Her development in her caring role went from strength to strength and it was decided in September this year 2022 that she should be promoted to Senior Care Assistant.

  • Senior Care Assistant

    Jeannie Morrison

    Jeannie began in Beechgrove as a Domestic Assistant in 2015. After several years doing this she was keen to move over to the caring side of the job. She started her new role as Care Assistant in 2017. Completed her SVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care. Jeannie was promoted to Senior Carer in December 2021.

  • Care Assistant

    Leaann Mitchell

    Leaann came to Beechgrove 15 years ago after the birth of her son although she has been in caring for over 23 years. She has an SVQ 3 in Health & Social Care. Leeann is passionate about her role and enjoys providing the best possible care for her residents.

  • Care Assistant

    Nicky Rhodes

    Nicky is one of our newest recruits, she had never done caring before but is a definite natural. Her kind and caring manner has made her a favourite with our residents. She is studying for Level 3 in Health and Social Care and would like the opportunity to progress her career within our care home.

  • Activity Co-ordinator/Care Assistant

    Helene Hewitt

    Helene has been a carer for three years before moving over to activities but continues to do a caring shift every week.  She enjoys spending time with residents getting to know what activities and hobbies they enjoy then implementing these into their daily routine to enhance their time here in our Home.

  • Activity Co-ordinator

    Kirsty Serls

    Kirsty came to us from Care in the Community in September 2021.  Activities was a different direction for her while still in the caring sector. Her development in this role continues while helping to provide our residents with daily activities.

  • Receptionist

    Sophie Bannatyne

    Sophie started as a Receptionist in September 2019, she greets all visitors with her cheery smile and outgoing personality. She enjoys all aspects of her role, including supporting care staff when needed.

  • Administrator

    Carol Bannatyne

    Carol joined our team in January 2012, she has had many years’ experience in accounts and admin. Families can find it a daunting experience when a loved one is admitted to a care home and welcome the time that Carol takes to explain the financial side of this. Carol works closely with social work managing enquires and availability, she is also involved with recruitment, training, staff files and much more. Carol will also support staff wherever she is needed and enjoys making sure that the residents are happy and settled in their new environment.

  • Housekeeper

    Margaret Somerville

    Margaret has worked in Beechgrove since November 2012, she started as a Domestic Assistant and moved to Housekeeper in 2021. Her role consists of leading the housekeeping team, ordering supplies, and ensuring cleaning standards are kept high.

  • Maintenance

    John Trujillo

    John originally from Columbia and then Spain came to Beechgrove in 2016, he is a great asset to our home and can turn his hand to anything.  He is responsible for most of the maintenance within the home.

Personalised Care By a Qualified Care Team

The staff at Beechgrove Care Home go above and beyond to make sure residents feel happy in their new surroundings. The high standards of care we provide cater to both health and well-being demands as we believe caring for an individual in their entirety is vital to achieving the most effective care. Our person-centred approach to care means we customise each care plan, by making them precise and adaptable when the time comes. All of the care types we provide take place in a loving environment and tranquil setting, designed to make everyone feel that Beechgrove is a place they can call home.