Strachan House Nursing Home

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Company Name Strachan House Nursing Home
Logo Strachan House Nursing Home Company Logo by Strachan House Nursing Home in Edinburgh Edinburgh
Phone Number 0131 336 3166
Location
93 Craigcrook Pl
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH4
United Kingdom

More About Strachan House Nursing Home

Strachan House is a purpose built home in a residential area of Edinburgh near Craigcrook Castle. It provides 24-hour nursing care to older people. Public transport links are good and there are shops nearby. The home is set in well-maintained landscaped gardens. There is a dedicated Memory Lane Community for people living with dementia.

At Strachan House we pride ourselves on the quality of the care we provide, the standards of hospitality on offer and the wide range of activities and social contacts we promote.

We are always happy to see visitors if you would like to drop in.

The Care Inspectorate is the independent regulator for the care sector in Scotland.  On their last inspection visit in February 2015 they awarded Strachan House 'Excellent' in 2 categories and 'Very Good' in 2 categories that they inspected.  They said "The service has excellent methods in place to ensure that residents, their relatives and other stakeholders can assess and improve the quality of service provided". They continued: "Residents and relatives told us that their views were taken on board and that these clearly influenced the service provided".  "We observed staff to be confident, skilled and committed to meeting the needs of the residents throughout our inspection".  "There was very good effective Management and Leadership support and direction for staff" and "all staff promoted a culture of continuous improvement".

Environment

We are proud of the care home environments we create for the people we support. It’s why we are constantly looking to improve our existing buildings while also investing in new state-of-the-art homes right across the country. In 2013 we had new developments opening in East Sussex, Surrey, Suffolk and many more locations, winning two prestigious Pinders design awards at Lakeside Manor and Harper Fields over the year. Our homes lead the sector in environmentally friendly design and are built well above the specifications required by the regulatory standards. Rooms are spacious and airy. Careful interior design gives an elegant but homely feel, which is comfortable and friendly.

Tailored to individual needs

Inside our homes, the facilities and services are tailored to meet the needs of the individuals living there. Wings of homes are designed around themes in terms of colours and pictures on walls. These themes help people to orient themselves but they also give character and prevent homes from feeling institutional. Bedrooms must feel like a personal space and a retreat with the facilities and personal touches to match. Pets are generally made welcome. We also provide life skills kitchens, so that people who want to can carry out domestic tasks like cooking, washing and making cups of tea or snacks for themselves.

Activities

Activities make up the most important part of all our days and at Barchester we ensure a variety that reflects the interests and capabilities of all the people we support. We have specialist activities staff and volunteers at all our homes and an expectation that as many staff as possible will get involved in activities work on a group and an individual level. All group and individual activity is designed to not only mentally and physically stimulate the people we care for but to enhance their life skills and feelings of purpose and self-worth.

Popular clubs and interests include:

  • Art clubs
  • Gardening
  • Exercise and movement
  • News quizzes and discussion groups
  • Visits and care for pets and farm animals
  • Baking
  • Arts and crafts
  • Cards, word and other games
  • Entertainers
  • Work linking with local schools
  • Historical and research work using computers
  • Trips and visits within the local region on the care home’s minibus

Spa treatments such as manicures, facials and complementary therapies (including Indian head massage) are on offer in many of our homes. Music therapy services are also available at our care homes.  We also work to keep up people’s links with family and with local communities; we are increasingly building homes with coffee shops and bars that encourage community contact.

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