AN East Renfrewshire care home has revolutionised the way it cares for its residents by granting their wishes, however unlikely they may be.

Staff at Whitecraigs Care Home have developed PATH – an initiative which sees patients being provided with personalised care, centred around each of their wellbeing goals.

As part of the drive, the team created a ‘Wish Wall’ that encourages residents to identify an activity they have on their bucket list.

Percy Mann, who has just celebrated his 102nd birthday, served in the police for over 30 years before retiring in 1977 and, inspired by his fond memories of those times in the force, the Whitecraigs staff organised for two officers to visit him.

They spent over two hours reminiscing with Percy, as well as taking him for a spin in their car – with lights and sirens blaring.

John Andrews, 78, was a member of West of Scotland rugby team in his youth and wanted to go to a match to relive his glory days, so staff surprised him with a visit to Murrayfield Stadium, where he met Scotland legend Chris Patterson.

Annmarie Porter, manager at the care home, in Thornliebank, said: “It is an honour to help our residents achieve their goals, whether those are everyday mobility and wellbeing aims or their bigger dreams.

“We work to the ethos that residents don’t live in our workplace, we work in their homes, and it is our aim to ensure that all our residents feel healthy, fulfilled and valued.”

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