Welcome to Castlegreen Care Home
We provide person-centred care to residents within Castlegreen. This we do to a high standard with the use of named nurses and key workers. We work in a participative way with residents, relatives and friends to achieve this. Hairdressing, chiropody and physiotherapy can be readily accessed.
Castlegreen Care Home is a purpose-built home with 6 units each made up of 10 single en-suite, level-access, bedrooms, a quiet lounge, a sitting room, dining room and kitchenette and also a bathroom with Jacuzzi bath. There is even piped music to bathrooms to enhance the bathing experience. The home has numerous internal courtyards and graded landscaped grounds which are being developed with the involvement of residents and relatives.
Life at Castlegreen Care Home
Our aim is to help people stay as well as they can for as long as they can, so we understand the importance of being active and entertained.
Residents at Castlegreen are encouraged to continue with activities and interests they enjoyed prior to coming here, and are also encouraged to develop new interests.
My mum has been in the care home for 4 weeks now, after being in hospital for 4 months, seeing her crying, and always screaming to come home was heartbreaking. Now she is settled, happy, always joining in with the activities, there is no more tears, just a smile, something we longed to see from her again. My dad spent just over 8 months in the same home before he passed away 6 yrs ago. The care he received was excellent, as was the feedback from the staff on his health. Despite being offered a choice of care homes and desperate to get my mum out of hospital, no care home apart from Castlegreen was acceptable to me, I admit I do look for faults as no-one is perfect, I have found none whatsoever. The staff are excellent, the patients are treated as friends, not being old and just a number. They are also friendly with everyone who comes to visit there loved ones.
When we returned to this home last month with my mum it was nice to see familiar faces, they remembered all the family, sadly my mum now has dementia and has no recollection of ever being there before, she feels she is in a new house and tells friends I bought the flat for her. Which tells the family how settled she now feels. She is visited everyday and never has complained about anything, putting a loved one in a care-home is daunting, worrying constantly about the care they will receive, will the staff be friendly? Will the food be cooked properly? Are there enough staff? The answer to this is a definite YES. The exact same as what it was 6 years ago. After my visiting time is up, she comes to the window and waves. I know she is in good hands and is safe. I'm kept up to date with any new antibiotics she is given, and the reason why.
As a family we wanted only the best for our mum, although it was a 4 month wait to get a vacancy, it was worth it I can honestly say. I take my hat off to the caring staff, cooks, and activity co-ordinator for the hard work they do.
Types of care
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Castlegreen Care Home in Edinburgh. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All ensuite
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Flat screen TV in lounge
- Personal telephone
21 Mar 2017
Four Seasons Health Care were well represented at the finals of the British Journal of Nursing Awards earlier this month with four colleagues flying the flag for the organisation.
Gary Cousins was a runner up in the Infection Control and Prevention Nurse category, Colin Sheeran was a runner up in the Mental Health Nurse of the Year category and Joanne Strain was a runner up in the British Nurse of the Year category.
However, further plaudits need to be given to Alana Irvine who was crowned the Nutritional Nurse of the Year, after being nominated by colleagues for her continued commitment to residents’ nutrition.
Alana has been part of the driving force behind Four Seasons nutrition innovations to meet the varying needs of the people in our care. We are able to monitor residents’ nutritional needs, with technology that flags up weight loss, whether a resident has difficulty swallowing or needs assistance when eating or drinking to the care team.
Nutrition is something we take very seriously here at Four Seasons and Alana’s win recognises all of the hard work done across the board in this area.
6 Mar 2017
We’ll be launching the 2017 Four Seasons Care Awards in the summer. In the meantime, we thought it would be nice to catch up with some of the winners of last year’s awards, to see what it’s been like since they’ve gone back to the floor.
This week we’ll be focusing on Sheena Walker, a member of the Learning and Development Team in Scotland who won the Central Support Team Member accolade.
Sheena is definitely a force to be reckoned with in Scotland, and her passion for helping others develop in their health care career is something to be admired. That’s why when she won the Central Support Team Member of the Year award she was surprised and over whelmed.
“It was a little bit intimidating receiving so much recognition,” explains Sheena. “It is nice to be recognised, but for me it’s not a job. I am very passionate about nursing. I was a nurse myself for a long time. I want to nurture and grow this passion in others who embark on their own nursing journey.”
Since winning the award Sheena has been continuing to support and develop Four Seasons colleagues in Scotland as they complete their Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ).
Sheena is a very humble lady. John Kirk, Managing Director for Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man had this to say about her. “Sheena is a fantastic lady, and a great asset for us to have up here in Scotland. The support she provides her colleagues to help them progress through qualifications is second to none. I’m glad she’s been recognised in this way.”
11 Feb 2017
Towards the end of last year, the 42 homes in Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man regions took part in a competition to create their own twiddle mitts.
John Kirk, Managing Director for the Region, said: “Twiddle Mitts provide much needed relief for people living with dementia, as they are able to play with the various beads and other textures on there.
“With that in mind, I set the homes on my patch a challenge. I wanted to see who could design the best twiddle mitt.
“The response I got was fantastic. The mitts weren't only made by members of the care teams, but by the residents and their families. I want to thank everyone who took the time to make a mitt. These will now be winging their way back to the homes for the residents to enjoy.”
The top three twiddle mitts were chosen from the following homes:
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Castlegreen Care Home in Edinburgh, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Nicole Anderson
160 Greendykes Road, Edinburgh, EH16 4ES
0131 657 8320
0131 669 0845