Glasgow home appoints new manager

A Newton Mearns care home has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new manager, who brings over 25 years of experience in nursing care.

Elaine Rankin will be responsible for the day to day management of Meallmore’s Mearns House Care Home and ensuring care is delivered to the very highest standard.

Elaine is well established in the industry, having begun her career as a nurse with the NHS in 1990, before moving into management with Care at Home in 2002. She then chose to specialise in caring for the elderly, spending a number of years with another large care home provider before joining Meallmore in January of this year as a project manager in Inverness.

She now takes up the role of care home manager at Mearns House, where she will focus on developing staff skills and knowledge as well as continuing to grow its community outreach programme by building new relationships with local schools. The care home already has links with the local rugby and golf clubs and is working with East Renfrewshire Council and Alzheimer’s Scotland.

Rankin says: “I enjoy working for Meallmore as I feel that the company values its employees and invests heavily in their career progression. Everyone has been so supportive during my time here.

“I thrive on developing a care team which has the residents’ wellbeing as its priority. It’s hugely important that life is fun at Mearns House and I believe our members of staff play a huge part in this. I look forward to developing relationships with residents and their families and empowering my team members to be the best they can be.”



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