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
24 Apr 2017
As delayed transfers of care remain at record highs, how can we reduce unnecessary hospital stays for older people? That was the key question at an HSJ event held in association with Four Seasons Health Care.
The roundtable heard that the healthcare system often finds reasons not to deal with care home residents and looked at the success of an innovative collaboration between the NHS and care homes in Belfast.
With a collaborative approach between care homes and the NHS, older people are able to leave hospital and receive expert care, whilst assessing whether their long term future would be in their current home or a local care home. “The idea is that it would provide short term rehabilitation in conjunction with the two trusts in that area. The joint partnerships with the trusts I’ve worked with have just been amazing, and that’s what makes it work”, explained Janice Brown, Four Seasons’ regional manager for the Belfast and Newtownabbey area.
In addition to the improvements from a collaborative solution, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust reported that the joint partnership approach of providing a bed in a care home reduced their yearly cost by more than half.
You can read further thoughts and insights from the HSJ Roundtable, in association with Four Seasons Health Care, at HSJ Roundtable Guides
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 657 8320
0131 669 0845