Local care home appoints new manager

Parklands Care Home in Alloa, part of the Meallmore Ltd group, has announced the appointment of new care home manager, Richard Catahan. 

The 62-bed facility cares for residents with a range of nursing and support needs including palliative care and individuals living with dementia.  

Richard joins Meallmore with over 30 years of managerial experience. He has spent the last 12 years in Health and Social Care across England and Wales, managing nursing and residential facilities for both young people and the elderly. In his new role, he will oversee the management of Parklands Care Home, ensuring that staff continue to provide the highest quality of care for their residents.

Richard started his career in finance and marketing, before moving into the care industry, initially working with young people who were leaving the care system. He moved on to care for older people in 2013 with the desire to make a difference, something he felt strongly about due to his own personal experiences.

During his career in elderly care, Richard has managed nursing and residential facilities for people with various specialist needs, including those living with complex dementia and individuals with a range of functional mental health disorders.

Commenting on his appointment, Richard said: “I’m excited to take on this role with Meallmore, as I feel that my personal and professional values align closely with those of the company. Meallmore really values its staff, affording them lots of progression opportunities, while always demonstrating the benefits of good practice and the highest standards of care”.

“The most important thing for me is to have the happiest residents around, cared for by the happiest staff team. We need to make sure that everyone is smiling – residents and staff.  When residents, colleagues and families are smiling and relaxed, that’s when it feels most like home. That’s how I want it to feel when anyone walks into Parklands: happy and homely. I’m looking forward to getting to know all of our residents and building up relationships with them and their families”.

Parklands is a purpose-built care home situated at 60 Alloa Park Drive and is run by leading care home provider, Meallmore Ltd. It provides excellent standards of care for its residents, including those living with dementia.

More information about Meallmore Ltd can be found here.

More information about Parklands can be found here.