Welcome to Laurels Lodge Care Home

You'll find Laurels Lodge close to Aberdeen city centre and the River Don.

Here, our trained nurses and supporting team provide high standards of nursing and dementia care 24 hours a day for elderly people who are mentally infirm. We offer respite and permanent admissions.

Surrounded by trees, our lovely and comfortable refurbished home has a country feel. We have two enclosed gardens with raised flower beds - plants picked by residents - and seating areas for residents and visitors.

There are four small units which enhance the warm, homely environment. All rooms are en-suite and we encourage residents to personalise these spaces as much as possible, even down to choosing the colours they're painted.

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Life at Laurels Lodge Care Home

A carer and a resident

I would recommend Laurels Lodge as it is a 'Home from Home' care home with it's friendly and supportive staff. My Mum has dementia but Sheila and her dedicated team have made things easier for my Mum and helped me at this difficult time. Laurels Lodge is an excellent care home and should get the recognition it deserves.

Sandra Glennie, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Laurels Lodge Care Home

Laurels Lodge is a very well run care home. Staff are very caring to my Wife and to me when I frequently visit. I would recommend Laurels Lodge to anyone whose family needed to go into a home.

Gordon Henderson, Husband of Resident/Service User at Laurels Lodge Care Home

My husband has vascular dementia and when he has to leave the hospital I must admit Laurel Lodge might not have been my first choice. It was mainly about locality but it turned out to be very fortunate. Because Laurel Lodge is a smaller care home I feel it is more homely. The staff are very friendly and there are lots of activities. Although my husband has no mobility he is always included. Living on my own now I am pleased I am included in lots of the activities and kept informed all the time.

Marjory Clark, Wife of Resident/Service User at Laurels Lodge Care Home

My mother is a resident at Laurels Lodge and receives excellent care. At times when my mother has not been well the staff react quickly in getting assistance from the doctors and they are quick to get in touch with me to inform me of how she is. The manager is very proactive and takes part, along with the PAL co-ordinator and the rest of the staff, when social and fund raising events are taking place. The staff are very friendly and helpful. They always ensure my mother is well presented. I highly recommend this care home.

Moira Fowlie, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Laurels Lodge Care Home

This care home is well managed, several activities are organised daily, staff are very helpful and forth coming it would be very difficult to fault the care home in any way.

James Garden, Son of Resident/Service User at Laurels Lodge Care Home

Types of care

Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...

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Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...

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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Laurels Lodge Care Home...

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside. 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
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Sensory gardens
  • Wi-fi

Our news


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.


16 Mar 2017

Two Aberdeenshire care homes have achieved high overall performance ratings in a national survey of people living in care homes.

Havencourt Care Home in Stonehaven has achieved a 97% overall performance rating, while Laurels Lodge, in Woodside scored 94%, in the survey conducted by leading market research organisation Ipsos Mori for “Your Care Rating”.

The overall performance rating is derived from four core themes: staff and care, home comforts, choice and having a say and the quality of life being experienced by the residents.

Both Havencourt and Laurels Lodge, which are operated by Four Seasons Health Care, scored the maximum possible of 100% for residents saying they are happy with their life in the homes.

Havencourt scored just over 98% and Laurels Lodge scored 97% around the theme of the quality of life for people living in the homes.

The two homes each achieved the maximum possible 100% rating for being safe and secure and for the care team treating residents with kindness, dignity and respect. All respondents in both homes said that the care teams understand them as an individual, are sensitive to how they are feeling and are capable of providing the care they need.

Both homes scored 100% for the choice of meals offered and 100% for offering activities for residents to take part in if they want.

John Kirk, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in Scotland, who run the homes, said: "Both care teams are delighted that in this independent national survey the residents at Havencourt and Laurels Lodge rated the homes so highly.

"The survey outcome corresponds with the responses we have had directly from residents, their relatives and care professionals who are able to give us instant feedback on a day to day basis about any aspect of care quality, by using iPads placed in the home with a touch-screen questionnaire linked to purpose designed software. This has been recording a 100% overall customer satisfaction rating for Havencourt and 98% for Laurels Lodge Care Home.”


15 Mar 2017

Residents, relatives and the team at Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside celebrated International Women’s Day in style by holding a very posh tea party, complete with fancy hats and the best china.

Everyone enjoyed a selection of lovely cakes, biscuits and shortbread washed down with a warm cup of tea whilst reminiscing about their younger years and what made them great as women, for many this was motherhood.

Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader, said: “We all had a great time celebrating International Women’s Day. It was emotional listening to the ladies stories about their life back in their heyday. We rounded off the event by shouting ‘cheers to us all’. Girl power definitely reigned supreme in Laurels Lodge.”

Are you looking for a care home in Woodside? Laurels Lodge Care Home offers support for all types of care including dementia care, nursing care and respite care.

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Care Home Manager

Sheila Gesma

Station Road, Woodside, Aberdeen, AB24 2UL

01224 492323

01224 494396

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