Welcome to Gilmerton Care Home
Residents are considered part of the family at Gilmerton, a comfortable and welcoming care home in Edinburgh.
We put the health and happiness of people living here at the heart of everything we do, and our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage them to take part in all decisions – contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.
All our rooms are en-suite and some have excellent views of our beautiful garden. Residents can personalise their spaces, and can even choose their own colour schemes to make them more homely.
We are close to various amenities and public transport - and with Cameron Toll Shopping Centre just a mile away, a spot of shopping is always an option.
Life at Gilmerton 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.
Our two dedicated activities coordinators make sure residents have a varied and interesting programme of events. These range from quizzes, board games and handicrafts to outings to places they choose. We also celebrate at least one seasonal event each month, such as Burns Night or St Patrick's Day, and we hold an annual summer fete and a fun day.
Throughout the time my husband has been resident in the home I can confidently say his care has been excellent. I have seen vast improvement over the year with his person centred care and involvement in activities on a daily basis.
Since my move into Gilmerton Care Home I am very happy with my care, I feel that I am well looked after from all staff and that they are very approachable and caring.
My husband is well looked after in the care home and any requests made are dealt with promptly. Staff are very caring and my husband is very happy and content.
My mum has been in Gilmerton Care Home for 6 years now, her care is excellent, the staff are wonderful to my mum and my family and I am very happy with the care gets here.
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...
Gilmerton Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different needs,...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Gilmerton 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
14 Jul 2017
Colleagues from Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside, Havencourt Care Home in Stonehaven and Cumbrae Lodge Care Home in Irvine all came together to do a skydive, raising money for residents in their care and Alzheimer's Scotland.
Tracey Rhodes, Resident Experience Facilitator for Scotland, said: "Everyone was really excited for the jump. One of them hadn't even been in a plane, and they completed it, which was a huge accomplishment. They managed to raise £4,000 which is fantastic. Well done everyone."
Congratulations everyone! We’re all proud of you.
13 Jun 2017
Staff from a local Sainsbury’s store in Edinburgh have been given a simulated experience of dementia to increase their understanding of the condition and empathy for people who are living with it. The dementia experience was run by the Home Manager for Gilmerton Care Home by care home operator Four Seasons Health Care who are leading providers of specialist dementia care.
Tracey Howell, Home Manager, who arranged for the dementia experience sessions, said: “With the increasing incidence of dementia, as people are living longer, it is important to promote public understanding of the condition, to support people who are living with it to lead happy and reasonably independent lives and to remain an active part of their community for as long as possible. We’re delighted that staff from the local supermarket wanted to take part in the experience.”
The Four Seasons Dementia Experience, which gives participants a sense of what living with dementia, might be like. It simulates the sensory and cognitive impairments and the associated frustrations and emotional effects.
The Dementia Experience is part of the support and development all Four Seasons colleagues receive as part of its new generation of dementia care called the Dementia Care Framework. This pioneering approach is a unique step forward in the personalisation of care for people living with dementia. It builds on accepted best practice and uses advanced technology to support care teams to build and continuously update a picture of each resident’s physical, clinical, psychological and emotional well-being and their day to day experiences so that their care can be adjusted to their changing needs. It encompasses 320 recognised standards, including NICE Guidelines and Alzheimer’s Society best practice – and it’s thought to be world first
The Dementia Care Framework also includes resident and family charters. The resident charter sets out their rights, the standards of care they can expect and our commitment to provide for their personal needs and preferences. The family charter, sets out the support that they can expect to receive and how they can input to planning their relative’s care. They were produced following a consultation exercise that resulted in over 450 comments from residents, family members, health and social care professionals and care teams.
Tracey Howell, added: “The participants really enjoyed the training and stated that, ‘it was a real eye opener ’and ‘a lot of patience is needed to understand that Dementia is not just memory loss , and a lot a day to day tasks are harder and can take more time’. I would like to thanks Sainsbury's for their participation.”
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 Gilmerton Care Home in Edinburgh, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Tracey Howell
9 Moredunvale Road, Moredun, Edinburgh, EH17 7QU
0131 672 3337
0131 672 3335