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
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.”
15 Feb 2017
At 74 years young, most people would think it’s time to put their feet up and enjoy themselves. Not Helen Ogilvie who is the Administrator at Gilmerton Care Home in Edinburgh.
Helen was crowned the Regional Support Team Member of the Year during the Four Seasons Care Awards.
“Unfortunately, Helen was away in Australia during the awards ceremony,” explains Lothian Regional Manager Anne-Marie McKeich. “However, at 74 years young and after 13 years long service everyone here at Gilmerton wanted to show their appreciation to her with a little awards ceremony dedicated solely to her.
“Congratulations Helen, you truly are an inspiration to us all.”
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