Forefaulds Care Home provides dementia and nursing care for older people. We provide a homely environment and strive to make the experience a comfortable, fulfilling and enriching one for everyone who lives with us.
Forefaulds has 53 spacious and comfortable bedrooms situated on two floors. Many of the rooms have en-suite showers and all have a nurse call system in place. There are three welcoming lounges and two dining areas where people can relax and socialise with other residents. We also have a quiet reminiscence room which is designed to stimulate resident's memories.
The home is situated in the residential area of Calderwood, with East Kilbride town centre, with Hamilton and Strathaven easily accessed by public transport. There are many wonderful places to visit in the local area including the National Museum of Rural Life, James Hamilton Heritage, Park, Dollan Aqua Centre, Calderglen Country Park, James Watt Heritage Centre, East Kilbride Shopping Centre and a variety of lovely pubs and cafes which are just a few of the resident’s favourite destinations to visit on a day out.
Our care team is on-hand 24 hours a day, every day of the year and staff are dedicated to delivering care with kindness.
To ensure we continue to provide the best standards of care and support to our residents, we recruit and train only the best staff.
Whilst they receive a variety of on-going training to ensure their skills remain up-to-date, along with an enhanced PVG check, it is their dedication to our residents which makes them truly special.
At Forefaulds we are very proud of the genuine home community we have created in partnership with our residents. Every aspect of home life is decided on by the residents including menu choices, décor of the home and the activities we provide.
We are equally proud of our specialist support environments for residents living with dementia. These include the ‘Spirit Within’ lounge, which is a calm and soothing area playing soft sounds such as birdsong and running waters. The reminiscence lounge is filled with vintage items dated from the 1930/40s which residents can explore. Both of these environments can provide a welcomed distraction and comfort for our residents.
Activities are an important part of our resident’s life at Forefaulds and we want them to have as much fun as possible. Key dates, events and celebrations such as birthdays, Christmas and Easter are marked at Forefaulds with decorations around the home and extra special activity sessions. The local church visits monthly to conduct a dedicated service for residents. We also support those who wish to visit their own churches on a weekly basis and similarly residents go out and about to the local cinema and theatre shows.
We aim to empower residents to make their own choices about how they live their lives. We believe that every individual irrespective of their physical, social or psychological condition has the right to be treated with dignity and respect and supported to maintain choice and control over their own lives.
We understand that people bring with them a life story of achievements, events and life experiences. We know that this information is essential to ensure a tailored care package for each individual’s specific needs.
We ensure that our person-centred assessments are all tailored to the whole person and we will look at what people can do, not just what they need assistance with. Most importantly we ensure that the individual themselves and their loved ones help us to put together a bespoke plan of care. We appreciate how difficult the decision is to move into permanent or even short stay care and we aim to make this transition as easy as possible.
Our multi-disciplinary team visits on a regular basis so residents can easily access the services of an occupational therapist, and chiropodist. We have a hairdresser who comes once a week and we host pamper sessions for relaxing hand massages, manicures and pedicures.
We have regular visits from professionals including a podiatrist, physiotherapist and optician.
Meals at Forefaulds are homemade using fresh produce, which is prepared daily by our longstanding chef who takes pride in being involved in home life. By serving meals direct to residents the chef can assess a person’s appetite and talk to them directly about any issues in order to solve them; this may include keeping menus flexible and full of choice to satisfy new likes or dislikes.
We also have pictorial menu cards which help our residents living with dementia and those with poor vision to make their food choices.
If you would like more information about our care home or have any questions, please feel free to contact us either via the yellow ‘view phone number’ button above or the yellow ‘contact us’ form on the right-hand side of this page.
We would be delighted to offer you advice or arrange an informal visit to our care home so you can meet our residents and team and see first-hand the excellent services and facilities we have to offer.