Clashieknowe Praised By Care Inspectorate


Clashieknowe Intermediate Care Facility has been praised by the Care Inspectorate for the quality of care staff give to its residents.

Based in the Bridge of Don, Clashieknowe provides assessment, care and rehabilitation after a stay in hospital.

Kathleen Cruickshank is the manager of Clashieknowe.

“At Clashieknowe, we support a wide variety of age groups, using an enablement approach to support independent living. We work with people whose abilities may have changed, eg after an accident or a stroke. Some may have complex needs and this gives them time to discover the support they will require to live fulfilling lives.

“Our residents come to live with us for up to twelve weeks whilst they learn new ways to do everyday tasks, like washing, dressing and making cups of tea.”

Clashieknowe was praised for the way it focused rehabilitation on aspects that the residents said was important to them. The support team always had the residents at the heart of what they did.


“We have young people who may have been in a car or bike accident and are now wheelchair users. Their needs are going to be different from an older person who has had a stroke. They come and live in one of our flats and we all work together to support them in finding new ways of doing everyday things that fits their new abilities.”

Residents stated that they felt staff were caring towards them and were treated as individuals in a dignified manner.

Pamela Mackenzie is the Managing Director of Bon Accord Care:

“It was lovely to see that our team of support workers and reablement staff were recognised. They are a great team and being commended in this way is very well deserved.”

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