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
11 Dec 2017
Four Seasons Health Care picked up three accolades on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at the Training Journal (TJ) Awards. Winning three categories meant that Four Seasons Health Care led the way, as they were the only organisation to win in multiple categories.
Who were the winners?
The Dementia Care Framework won the ‘Best Change Management Programme’, which is a fantastic achievement and further highlights the positive impact this is having on the lives of people living in Four Seasons homes with dementia.
The Judges commented: “We recognise Four Health Care work in the field of dementia care as innovative and thorough in its approach, being both effective and transformative. It had a bold vision that was well executed in a challenging environment.”
The Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ), Four Seasons’ very own internal publication to develop nurse knowledge and share best practice won its category of ‘Best Organisational Development Programme'.
The Judges commented: “The design of this intervention, which on the surface appears very simple, completely meets the needs of the organisation and has had significant impact. A particular strength was that Four Seasons Health Care decided to make these resources freely available to anyone, making the impact even greater and is improving healthcare outcomes in care homes everywhere.”
Finally, Louise Morris the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Lead won the main award of the night and was crowned the ‘Learning and Development Professional of the Year’.
The Judges stated: “Louise has had a transformational impact, not only on the learning and development of staff at Four Seasons Health Care, but also on the well-being of residents. Through a review of an existing programme, Louise drove design and improvement which has had significant benefits through improved care, staff practice and confidence and commitment to their work and professional development.”
Congratulations to everyone on this fantastic achievement!
4 Apr 2017
Residents and the care team at Castlegreen Care Home in Edinburgh pulled together to raise money for Comic Relief.
Nicole Anderson, Home Manager, said: “The team all came into work in their pyjamas which gave the residents a giggle. We then baked cakes for our Red Nose Day themed coffee morning, however more of the mixture disappeared before the cakes were baked.
“We raised some funds for a worthy cause so it was all worthwhile. I want to thank everyone for their donations.”
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.”
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 669 0845