Welcome to Gowrie House Care Home
You'll find Gowrie House in the heart of the seaside town of Kirkcaldy, Fife. Here our professional team ensures each person living here gets the right level of care for their individual needs - whether those are modest, or 24-hour assistance.
We believe in enabling residents to enjoy as much independence as possible, within a safe, secure environment.
Many of our care staff members participate in a Dementia Experience which simulates the sensory, cognitive and emotional elements of living with dementia. This has led to Gowrie House Care Home achieving accreditation to the Dementia Care Framework for the quality of its dementia care.
Our refurbished property, decorated with ideas from residents, is close to train stations and bus stops. Inside, six spacious lounges overlook our private grounds; and there are bathroom suites and shower rooms. Further home comforts include a hairdressing salon.
Life at Gowrie House Care Home
For the people living here, we run a varied programme of individual and group activities. These range from specialist practices for people with memory impairment, to reminiscence sessions to ease people's frustration and short-term memory loss.
We invite residents to carry out small tasks, such as helping to lay the tables or water the plants. These can help people retain their self-esteem and involvement in daily life.
We also get involved with the local community, and encourage residents and relatives to participate in social activities in and beyond the home.
Morale of staff is high and I get the feeling that staff feel motivated and empowered and that reflects on attitudes and care of residents. I have had a long association with the home over 14 yrs and I would say it is the best it has ever been.
I truly thank everyone at Gowrie for all the care given to mum and for your support over the years.
I know I speak on behalf of all the family when I say how very touched we were by the care you all give my mum throughout the time she was with you.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
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 Gowrie House Care Home whether...
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 Gowrie House Care Home in Kirkcaldy. 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.”
4 Mar 2017
April, the Nurse at Gowrie House Care Home in Kirkcaldy has received an award after a resident’s family commended her for her care and compassion.
The nomination for April read: “Our Dad was admitted to Gowrie House last year and was very ill. April personally nursed him back to health. She is very caring to all the residents and goes above and beyond duty to make sure they are cared for (she personally fed our Dad when he couldn't do it himself and patiently makes sure he takes his medication). On admission to Gowrie House she made sure Dad's medication was reviewed which made a huge difference to his personal well-being. We are always happy when April is on duty as we know our Dad will be well looked after. My father is now settled and happy at Gowrie House which is all due to April and her dedication to the health of the residents.”
Anjie Restar, Home Manager said: “It always nice for me to hear praise like this from our residents’ families. I’m very proud of April, and she is an asset to the team here at Gowrie House. I would like to thank the family for making this nomination, it really means a lot to April and the rest of the team.”
A ROCK awardis a nationwide honour that specifically highlights the impact a Four Season Health Care employee has made on the lives of people living in one of their care homes. An internal prize, staff are nominated for an award by either residents, their relatives or friends, who have witnessed or experienced staff members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.
Are you looking for a care home in Kirkcaldy? Gowrie House Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Gowrie House Care Home in Kirkcaldy, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Anjie Restar
18-20 West Albert Road, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1DL
01592 597 065