Welcome to Craighead Care Home
You'll find Craighead in the Fife village of Newport-on-Tay, just three miles from Dundee.
As indicated by our bronze PEARL accreditation, we offer residential support, and more specialist nursing care for people with dementia.
All residents get a dedicated nurse and key worker, to help them feel more secure and make their stay as comfortable as possible.
Our home is set in large, well-maintained grounds close to the River Tay. Residents enjoy spectacular views as they explore their peaceful, secure surroundings, which include three separate gardens, various communal living spaces, a greenhouse and gazebo.
Inside, we have large living spaces where residents can watch TV or enjoy music. And there's a special warm and peaceful area for those who are frail and elderly to relax or socialise in.
There's a bus stop right outside the home too. So Dundee city centre, and the local amenities of our charming village, are quick and easy to access. There's a regular service, with great transport links to surrounding areas.
Life at Craighead Care Home
Craighead residents enjoy a wonderful, full programme of pastimes, entertainment and minibus outings, organised by our activities coordinator.
Our exciting garden fete, held every summer, is a great opportunity for everyone to come together and socialise within our beautiful surroundings.
We hold a monthly church service in the home, and a hairdresser visits every week. Our special sensory room and reminiscence lounge is popular with residents and available for relatives to use if they wish.
At Craighead, we offer tasty home cooking and have a wonderfully varied menu. Special diets are catered for, plus we audit our menus regularly to make sure we continue to meet the needs of all who live here.
Thanks to all the staff for providing an excellent service to my dad you did a brilliant job.
My brothers and I would like to thank you very much for the care and attention you have given to our mother whilst she lived at Craighead.
I would like to say thank you for the care and attention you gave to Alfie over the past 3 year. You were also very kind to me.
The care that dad received was everything we could have wished for and more, your support, kindness care and dedication were a huge comfort to us.
Types of care
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Craighead Care Home whether they...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Craighead Care Home in Newport On Tay. 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
- Summer house
- 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.”
21 Feb 2017
Say hello to the newest member of the Craighead Care Home team, Parker the Pug.
Donna Stewart, Resident Experience Support Manager for Fife and Central, said: “Parker is only 12 weeks old, but he’s already put his first shift in. He belongs to me and has been enjoying catch ups with our residents here at Craighead. He’s gone down an absolute storm in the home, and the residents are already planning on what to do with him when he next visits.”
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Craighead Care Home in Newport On Tay, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Jim Sinclair
Norwood, Newport On Tay, DD6 8DW