Dundee Care Home rated Top 20 home in Scotland for the eighth year runningHC-One’s Balcarres in Broughty Ferry, Dundee, are celebrating success after Residents and Relatives voted them as one of the Top 20 recommended care homes in Scotland in the carehome.co.uk awards 2022. This marks Balcarres’ eighth year in the prestigious top 20 group and ranking in fourth place this year.

Carehome.co.uk, the UK's leading care home directory and comparison website, holds its annual Care Home Awards to recognise the 20 top-rated care homes in each region of the UK. These are based on individual review scores that carehome.co.uk have received from Residents, and their friends, family and loved ones, demonstrating real life opinions and first-hand experiences from those most closely connected to the home.
Balcarres received an overall rating of 10/10 based on independent reviews, in recognition of the high standards of care provided at the home – which provides residential and residential dementia services for the local community. The 35-bed care home received a ‘Very Good’ CI report in January 2022 in all categories, demonstrating that the home is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.
Balcarres has benefitted from an exciting £260,000 refurbishment and upgrade resulting from a major investment programme. Balcarres Care Home is one of 221 HC-One care homes across the UK that has benefitted from a £54.5m investment refurbishment programme, and forms part of HC-One’s mission to be the UK’s first choice care provider in the communities it serves. The refurbishment and upgrade work included full decoration in the main lounge and dining room, with lighting upgrades in both and new kitchen units installed in the dining room. En-suite bedrooms also received upgrade to their facilities which included new step in showers.
HC-One is committed to providing the highest standards of care in every community they serve, which is demonstrated by their 10/10 average rating on the carehome.co.uk website – which is among the highest review scores across the care home sector.
Review from Gwen S (Daughter-in-law of Resident) published on 31 May 2022, carehome.co.uk
My mother-in-law came to Balcarres almost a year ago. She is extremely happy and well cared for. Couldn't ask for a better home for her to be in. She loves the food, and all her needs are met.
Balcarres’ Home Manager, Lynn McLean said:

“Our Residents and their families, friends and loved ones are always at the heart of everything we do at Balcarres and so it means the world to know that they recognise the dedication and kind care of the whole team – as reflected in their independent reviews on carehome.co.uk and our position as a Top 20 Care Home in Scotland.”
HC-One’s Managing Director, Maxine Smedley said:

“I am delighted that Balcarres have been announced as a winner of the Carehome.co.uk Top 20 Award 2022 in Scotland, based on independent reviews by those using our services over the past year. This is an amazing achievement, which reaffirms our mission to be the first-choice care home for Residents, their loved ones and our Colleagues in each of the communities we serve.”
In total, 24 HC-One homes received awards for being among the Top 20 care homes in their respective regions with 7 receiving awards for being in the Top 20 Care Homes in Scotland.