With a well-established team of highly trained staff, some of whom have worked here for over 20 years, Forefaulds is a care home with a genuinely warm family feel.
Head of the home is Linda Hannaway, who has 15 years’ experience as a care home manager and is passionate about providing truly person-centred care.
The loved ones and family members of residents are very much embraced into the heart of the home, which provides nursing care, dementia, palliative and respite care. Many of them volunteer at Forefaulds, tending to the gardens and helping with activities. Many of the relatives recently joined the team for a fund-raising walk around James Hamilton Heritage Park in East Kilbride, where we raised over £300 for the nursing home. We have a café area for our residents’ families, who are welcome to pop in whenever they wish and make themselves at home.
Fabulous food and activities
Mealtimes are a real highlight for the residents, who enjoy delicious traditional Scottish fare prepared by head chef Stephen, who has worked at the home for a staggering 27 years! He knows our residents’ likes and dislikes and will cater to their every need. If they fancy something which isn’t on the menu, Stephen is happy to prepare it for them. The cakes he makes for birthday celebrations and every day for afternoon tea are outstanding.
Keeping residents engaged and stimulated with fulfilling activities is a vital part of life in the home. Whether enjoying a spot of holistic therapy with our regular Reiki sessions, or waving pom poms around in the music and movement classes, there is always something to do! Our more intimate one to one activities are so important too, where we sit with a resident and do anything from read poetry together, spend time reminiscing or treat them to a relaxing hand massage.
Every week we take the residents out and about in our own minibus. A short drive from the nursing home is the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride. Other favorite spots that our residents like to go each week are South Lanarkshire’s Calderglen Country Park and Whitelee Wind Farm in Eaglesham, Glasgow. If they fancy a little retail therapy, the care home is a very short drive from the town’s main shopping centre.
Every week the leaders of the local churches conduct services at Forefaulds especially for our residents. We are also invited back to Moncrieff Parish Church in Calderwood every week for activities, including dominoes, darts and boules.
There is a Namaste room at Forefaulds, which is a relaxing area where our residents who live with dementia can spend time in soothing surroundings. They can enjoy a hand or foot massage, with mood lighting and the scent of aromatic oil fills the room.
Words from someone special
"My mother has been a resident for over three years. And I fully appreciate the continued excellent standard of care that she receives. All the staff members are very professional, whilst also having a nice friendly manner, giving Forefaulds a warm and welcoming feel."
Carehome.co.uk review from daughter of a resident – May 2019
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