Welcome to Craigieknowes Care Home
You'll find Craigieknowes in the popular residential area of Craigie in Perth.
Here our team of well trained and dedicated registered nurses and care assistants provides 24-hour care to suit individual need. We look after people with physical illnesses and dementia, provide short respite breaks, and have achieved the PEARL dementia award.
Our well equipped, comfortable home has a pleasant patio area with water feature and, during summer, planters filled with flowers and vegetables chosen by residents.
Inside, we have two bright, spacious lounges, one with an attractive sun room attached.
Most bedrooms have attractive views over Perth; all have TVs, and great safety systems. We love residents to personalise these spaces and choose their own colour schemes to make them more homely.
Life at Craigieknowes Care Home
Our dedicated activity coordinators ensure all who stay here have something interesting and enjoyable to choose from. Life-history work helps us ensure hobbies and interests people enjoyed before coming here can be are maintained.
Residents choose the wide variety of activities at the home, and our gardening, crafts and baking fans have their own dedicated committees.
We have a hairdresser on site who is happy to style everyone's hair as often as they wish; a Red Cross volunteer visits regularly to do manicures and massages.
We celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, Burns Night and Valentine's Day.
Our nutritionally balanced menus are based on resident choices, with all meals prepared fresh on-site daily.
When I've needed help concerning my mother there is always an open door to discuss matters with the manager and any of the staff, including the ancillary staff who are always very helpful and pleasant.
The whole family is very happy with the care he receives, and the place is always clean and tidy. All the staff are pleasant and friendly, which makes such a difference when you have to leave someone you love in a care home.
The meals here are really excellent. I like the staff, especially the carers, who share a joke with me and always have time for a chat. The activities keep me entertained, and there is a good variety of things to do.
The carers take time to speak to me, especially if I am upset. They take me out for visits to local places and for meals when they can. The older people here always look happy and well looked after.
Types of care
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 Craigieknowes Care Home...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Craigieknowes Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Craigieknowes Care Home in Perth. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- 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
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:
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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Craigieknowes Care Home in Perth, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Sharon Mudie
Craigieknowes Road, Perth, PH2 0DG