Welcome to Guthrie House Care Home
You'll find Guthrie House in south-east Edinburgh. Here we offer different levels of care to suit a range of needs, from nursing, and short or respite stays, to palliative care.
We have a team of well trained registered nurses and supportive and dedicated senior care assistants and care assistants which provides care 24 hours a day.
At Guthrie House Care Home, residents are considered part of the family. We put their health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage residents to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.
Life at Guthrie House Care Home
Guthrie House's dedicated activities coordinators ensure everyone staying here has something stimulating and enjoyable to look forward to. They promote individual hobbies and interests, and ensure there are plenty of group activities too.
Our varied activity programme includes craft clubs, gardening club, weekend quizzes, in-house entertainment, bingo and trips to local places of interest including nearby Musselburgh for ice cream.
We also celebrate special events such as Burns Night, St Patrick's Day, Mother's Day and Easter. Our menus are nutritionally balanced and carefully prepared for residents to enjoy with lots to choose from.
My mother has been a resident at Guthrie House since September 2013 and I am extremely pleased with every aspect of her care since she entered. It is always a worry when a parent has to enter nursing care of any sort but I am so pleased that she was offered a place here. The staff are all wonderful, so caring and helpful - nothing is too much trouble for them. I would be more than happy to come here myself if required in the future! I visit at all times of the day so I have seen the care given throughout the day and also some of the activities on offer. Mum is very happy here and even refers to her room as "home" which is a very telling comment. This home should certainly be considered for an award of some sort. So nice to find a place where everything is on offer after reading some of the horror stories in the press about residential establishments. Keep up the good work, Guthrie House!
Types of care
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Guthrie House 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 rooms
- 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 Guthrie House Care Home in Edinburgh, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Phillip Irvine
12 Lasswade Road, Edinburgh, EH16 6RZ
0131 672 0040
0131 664 9342