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Park Lodge Care Home in Aberdeenshire

Kirkton of Skene, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 6XT
Learning disabilities

Care home admissions during the Covid-19 pandemic

Safe admissions into our care homes includes the option for new residents to self-isolate in the comfort of their own home for 11 days, before joining us in the care home where they will be tested for Covid-19 and supported to self-isolate for 3 more days until the result of the test is known.

Nestled in the idyllic and tranquil area of Kirkton of Skene, in Westhill our unique residential home offers specialist care and support for seven adults with complex needs, including learning disabilities and autism.

Dedicated care

A forever home where nursing care is provided round-the-clock, many of our residents have been with us since we opened in 2001. Park Lodge feels very much like an extended family, with a team completely dedicated to enriching the lives of our residents.

Several of our team have been here for many, many years, providing the continuity of care our residents need and giving loved ones extra peace of mind. Many of our residents cannot communicate verbally, so having such a well-established team, with combined care and nursing expertise is vital to know our residents’ individual care and communication needs.

Our snoozelyn room is a place for therapeutic indulgence, with fibre-optics, a water feature, tactile activities and soothing light projections. It is a place for both sensory stimulation and relaxation. Our team run Namaste sessions in this room which provides a multisensory programme of care developed specifically for our residents with dementia. We also have a sensory bath for our residents to enjoy, with special features including bubbles, safety candles and soothing lighting.   

Having recently been refurbished our residential home, which sits next to Sanctuary Care’s Pitcairn Lodge Nursing Home, feels immaculately fresh, bright and airy. Our residents love to make their rooms unique and personal to them.

Trips and visits out and about

The home has its own minibus which is specially adapted for wheelchairs, which we use to take our residents to places they love to visit in Westhill and the surrounding area of Aberdeenshire, including bowling at Garioch Indoor Bowling Centre and special screenings at Cineworld. We also organise holiday breaks for residents, visiting locations such as Edinburgh and the village of Crathie, near Balmoral Castle. Here we hire specially adapted cottages and accommodation where we can meet their needs.

Because many of our residents have complex learning disabilities and autism, activities which stimulate the senses are very important. Our residents love the regular Once Upon a Tune music therapy sessions we organise.

The parents and siblings of our residents are very much part of family life at Park Lodge and visit whenever they like to enjoy activities and mealtimes with us. We also support our residents to spend quality time away from their home in Westhill, with special visits to their family homes to spend quality time with loved ones.    

When not out and about our residents often like to relax and make the most of our peaceful idyllic setting in the heart woodland or relaxing in our sensory gardens.

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Latest Care Inspectorate Report

6th June 2019

Park Lodge, Westhill (PDF 94KB)


Stories from the home

Staff at Park Lodge with a box of goodies

Our amazing community

Thank you to our local Tesco store for their wonderful surprise delivery of goodies for our staff. What amazing community spirit.

Sanctuary Care resident Gordon Byrne

Our reviews

“The contentment of the residents in Park Lodge Care Home is a tribute to the attention and care given by the staff.” Cousin of resident

Sensory room at Park Lodge

State of the art Snoozelyn room

Complete with fibre optics, projections and comfortable seating our Snoozelyn room is the perfect place for both relaxation and sensory stimulation for our residents.

Bedroom at Park Lodge

Bedrooms at Park Lodge

All of our bedrooms are spacious and completely tailored to our residents needs and likes - no two bedrooms are the same at Park Lodge.

Park Lodge garden area

Our beautiful garden

We love our garden and get out here as often as we can, rain or shine.

Park Lodge dining area

Sociable mealtimes

Coming together for mealtimes is the highlight of our day when we chat about our morning and plan the afternoon.

Facilities at this home


  • Dining room
  • Lounges
  • Sensory room
  • Wheelchair accessible garden
  • Wifi


  • Day trips
  • Minibus
  • Movies
  • Pamper sessions
  • Sensory activities
  • Therapeutic exercise

Care and support

  • Chiropody
  • Home cooked meals
  • Key worker
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
Care staff

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Kirkton of Skene
AB32 6XT
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New residents can either self-isolate in their own home before coming to the care home, or join us and then self-isolate*.

Sanctuary Care new admissions information

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Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Adult Social Care Winter Plan) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 21 September 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visiting) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 14 September 2020

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