Specialist care home for older people with sight loss 

Jenny’s Well is a  modern nursing home in Paisley, Renfrewshire, built to help older people with sight loss live securely and well with care and support from our expert team.  

Our home was designed with the help of residents living in our Edinburgh care home, Braeside House, which was Scotland’s first specialist care home for older people with sight loss.

We opened our doors in 2017 and have quickly become a key part of the local community. At the heart of our care is prioritising our residents' needs. We do this by building a picture of each resident's life journey, tailoring our care and support around their wishes, interests and needs.

Walk around Jenny’s Well and we’re sure you’ll be impressed by our state-of-the-art facilities and warm, welcoming feel. 

Jenny's Well residents are cared for by well-trained staff

Life-enhancing features

The home has life-enhancing elements that help people with sight loss to feel comfortable, including lighting that reduces glare, tactile signage and sensory gardens.

Our fully furnished bedrooms offer exceptional comfort and boost wellbeing, and our relaxing communal areas include rooftop and ground floor gardens, six dining and sitting rooms, an on-site hair salon and beauty treatment rooms. 

Our staff are experts in caring for people with sight loss, and we can cater for additional needs including dementia and palliative care. 

Jenny's Well courtyard

Your room at Jenny's Well

Each of our bedrooms is furnished to the highest standard with en-suite toilet and easy access to specialist bath and shower facilities. We provide: 

  • profiling beds with specialist mattress
  • moveable furniture that can be adjusted to your taste
  • personal telephone with direct line (we will not charge you for phone calls). 

Your space, your way 

We encourage residents to personalise their rooms and bring their own furniture to add to what is provided if they wish.

Jenny's Well bedroom

Everything you need on site 

Walk around Jenny’s Well and we are sure you’ll be impressed by our beautiful, modern care home. Jenny’s Well opened in 2017 and has been designed with state-of-the-art facilities. We have six lounges, six dining rooms, quiet rooms, reminiscence rooms and a multi-faith room. Our private family rooms can be booked by residents wishing to spend some quality time with family and friends. 

Treat yourself to pampering sessions in our on-site hairdresser, beauty treatment room and podiatrists, or spend some time getting back to nature in our beautiful sensory and rooftop gardens.

We also have an on-site bar where you can enjoy your favourite tipple in a safe and comfortable environment. 

Facilities that increase independence 

We know facing sight loss can be a daunting prospect, which is why our care homes have been specially designed to make life easier for our residents. 

Everything from the layout of the home, to the furniture and decoration, has been chosen with sight loss in mind. Jenny’s Well has specialist wayfinding features including lighting that reduces glare, and tactile and audible signage and menus to ensure residents feel confident in finding their way about the home – with staff always on hand to help if needed.  

Jenny's Bar

Nutritionally balanced meals for health and happiness

We love our food at Sight Scotland. Nothing makes a house a home quite like a good meal, and our in-house chefs prepare fresh and delicious meals that are nutritionally balanced to support your wellbeing.

Our in-house chefs regularly meet with residents to devise the weekly menus, which take into account their dietary needs and their likes and dislikes.

Plenty of choice

You can choose from either a cooked or continental breakfast, cooked or cold lunch options, and a choice of two-course evening meals.

Every fourth week we have a themed menu option, giving you a chance to try something new. Our chefs are well known for their home baking, and a range of healthy snacks and baked treats are available throughout the day at no extra cost.

Jenny's Well residents enjoy plenty of healthy food

Activities 

We believe that moving to a nursing home should be a new start; a chance to regain your independence – not an end to doing the things you love. That’s why our care homes have large teams of activities staff, dedicated to providing daily activities, recreation and trips for our residents. 

Our expert staff know how to adapt hobbies to suit the needs of people with visual impairment. As well as continuing with their favourite hobbies, many of our residents find a new passion after moving to one of our care homes. 

There’s a little bit of everything on offer!

Activities can include: 

  • therapy pets 
  • music and singalongs 
  • arts and crafts
  • bowling
  • current affairs discussion groups 
  • theatre outings 
  • barge trips. 

We feel strongly that living in a care home shouldn’t stop you from getting out and about. We are happy to support you to visit local shops and cafes, or pop for a fish supper when you feel like it. Of course our activities aren’t mandatory, and we have plenty of cosy lounges, quiet corners and reminiscence rooms too. 

Residents enjoy a barge trip

Find Us

Jenny's Well

Address: 196 Hawkhead Rd, Paisley PA2 7BS

Telephone: 0141 370 7950

hello [at] sightscotland.org.uk (Email Contact Jenny's Well )

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Our Manager

Stewart Whyte

Care Home Manager

"I feel passionately about making care for older people right, and know that all of us together can make the home the very best it can possibly be to both live and work in."

Meet some of our people

Margaret McFynn

Chef Manager

"I really enjoy the challenge of making food that the residents will really like. A good day for me is when people ask for more."

Nicola Dow

Deputy Care Home Manager

“I love working at Jenny’s Well. It’s like a community. All the residents, relatives and staff work together to make it a better place."

Ross Parker

Senior Care Assistant

"My goal is to really help to maintain residents own skills. It’s good to enable residents to do things for themselves when they can."

Stephanie Kirkwood

Activities Coordinator

"I love getting to know all of the different residents. Getting to hear their life stories is a privilege."

Susan McCallum

Carer

"The best part of my day is when I am able to put a smile on the residents' faces."