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Pitcairn Lodge Care Home

Kirkton of Skene, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 6XT
Nursing care, Dementia care, Palliative care, Respite care
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Pitcairn Lodge Care Home specialises in a number of specific personal care needs, including personalised nursing, dementia and palliative care.

The home works closely with the surrounding community and other healthcare services, trains its staff in modern and traditional care techniques and supports an extensive choice of diet and lifestyle within the home.

We believe that every individual irrespective of their physical, social or psychological condition has the right to be treated with dignity and respect and to be supported to maintain choice and control over their lives.

Accommodation

Pitcairn Lodge is a 55-bed care home in Aberdeenshire, located in a peaceful and tranquil spot surrounded by attractive woodland.

The Lodge itself is a purpose-built, ground-level building, enabling residents to move around the home with ease. In the ‘Larch’ dementia community there are 28 bedrooms, two lounges and two dining rooms. ‘Willow’ is our 27-bed community for frail elderly residents; there are also two lounges and two dining rooms. Each community has a mix of en-suites (toilet and basin) and partial en-suites (washbasin), as well as two resident shower rooms and two bathrooms.

Residents are encouraged to enjoy the sensory garden throughout the summer months, planted with a range of plants and herbs that evoke memories of bygone days. The faux High Street façade of a grocer’s shop, post office and café along with a full-size bus shelter helps residents to feel at home and give them the opportunity to recall and reminisce about happy times.

With the thriving city of Aberdeen just eight miles away, it doesn’t take long to reach Pitcairn Lodge by car or taxi. The village of Kirkton of Skene is close-by. It is a small parish community consisting of a local church, primary school and nursery, village store and public house.

Our team

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.

Activities

At Pitcairn, we believe in providing a sense of autonomy and independence for our residents. A large part of this is to maintain strong links with our local community and to deliver a wide range of events and activities for our residents to enjoy with their family and friends.

Oomph! armchair exercise classes are run at Pitcairn Lodge every week, helping to keep everyone fit and healthy. Residents also enjoy regular arts and crafts sessions where they make seasonal treats, especially around festivals such as Christmas and Easter.

The local church minister visits once a month on the first Tuesday to conduct a special service for our residents. They are also treated to visits from the local gospel choir and a pianist. Residents particularly enjoy visits from the local nursery children – the engagement between the age groups is really special.

Care and Support

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 and know that this information is essential to ensure a tailored care package for each individual’s specific needs, particularly for those with memory loss.

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.

Home-cooked meals

Our menu is inspired by traditional country fayre including dishes like ‘mince ‘n’ tatties’ and delicious stovies. The residents are involved in discussions about food choices and favourite dishes. Individual likes are dislikes are catered for, from a cultural, religious or choice perspective. Everything is freshly-cooked in our kitchens, under the watchful eye of our Head Cook, using local produce where possible. We also do a lot of home baking which our residents love.

Contact us

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.

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