Month: March 2020

Hello from Insch School to Drumdarroch Residents

Hello from Drumdarroch!
We are all well here in Drumdarroch Care Home.   It’s been a little quiet without visitors but we are all keeping busy.
We are missing our visits from the Insch School pupils but they have been very busing keeping in touch with us by drawing lovely pictures which we have put up on the walls throughout our home.
They are really making us smile and we will enjoy sending pictures back to them.

Chippy Tea at Magdalen House

All Magdalen clients and staff would like to thank Seaways chip shop in Monifieth, who donated free chips for everyone was a lovely and thoughtful gesture.
Everyone tucked in and enjoyed their chips with plenty of ketchup. Nothing like a bag of chippy chips to make you smile.

Acts of Kindness at St Columbas Care Home

Acts of kindness for all at St Columba’s Care Home:


The Seaway chippie in Monifieth kindly donated free chips to all staff and residents this week to make them smile during this difficult time. As you can see they all happily tucked in to their chips at teatime. Big thanks to the guys at The Seaway for being so kind and thinking of us all.

Priority Care Directors also treated staff to a whole host of free goodies in the home for us which gave the staff a huge morale boost. They wanted to extend their thanks to us all with these items and even brought in extra supplies of toilet rolls for all the staff to take home. Thanks so much from all of us here, it has been great to see everyone pull together and has made us feel really appreciated.

St Columbas wishing everyone well

Residents at St Columba’s who are missing their loved ones, wrote messages to them to let them know they are ok and missing them. Relatives can still use skype to contact residents too or call at any time to speak to them to keep in touch.

Games at Magdalen House

It was a chilled out Sunday at Magdalen, playing skittles then some bingo with Angus winning a full house and treating us to his winning smile. Everyone loved it and had lots of fun.

To end the evening DJ John fired up his record player and played us all our favourite tunes.

Mothers Day at Harestane Care Home

Harestane Carehome celebrated Mothers day a bit differently this year but kept spirits high with Cards and cake.    Everyone is missing visits from families and friends but understand why no-one can and send messages to everyone.

Thursday 12th March 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19)


 Dear Family & Friends,

The health and wellbeing of our clients is our main concern at Priority Care. Due to the current situation relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the daily updates to the government guidelines, we have taken the decision to suspend all non-essential visits to the care home for the next 30 days, at which time we will review the situation and remove the suspension or extend as necessary.

We fully recognise that some clients are in a palliative / end of life stage or may enter this. In these circumstances we accept that family / friends should be able to be with their loved one. If you feel this describes your situation please contact the home manager to discuss.

We have not taken this decision lightly as we completely understand your needs and wishes to visit your family member or friend. We feel this is a necessary step to take. Please allow us to reassure you that all essential services, including medical professional visits, will continue as normal. Our staff will do everything in their power to ensure that home life continues as normally as possible.

To allow you to maintain contact with your relative or friend, each of our homes will be provided with additional devices to enable regular skype video calls. We will be in touch as soon as possible with the information you will need to allow you to do this. We will also be creating a password protected area on this, our company website where we will publish further updates as they become available regarding the suspension of non-essential visits and coronavirus.

We are continuing our normal infection control procedures and have put in place robust measures to minimise the risk of cross infection between our care homes. Our care teams within each of our homes monitor clients closely and continuously and will be in daily contact with the operations team members at head office. We are also closely monitoring the health of our care home staff teams.

We greatly appreciate your patience, understanding and support during this difficult time for all. We will continue to keep you informed of any updates. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns please contact the Home Manager by phone or email.   If you do not have these details please refer to ‘Our Homes’ page detailing contact information for each home.

Dundee woman May Christie, born on February 29 1920, celebrates ’25th’ birthday

May Christie is a Dundee great-great grandmother who remains forever young as she celebrated her 100th birthday.   May marked the milestone with a party surrounded with family and friends at Harestane Care Home including a niece who has travelled from Australia.   Her cake had only 25 candles on it because Mrs Christie, who has children Peter, 77, Angus, 74, Carole, 72, Rosilynn, 67, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren, was born on a leap day in 1920.