Welcome to Gowrie House Care Home
You'll find Gowrie House in the heart of the seaside town of Kirkcaldy, Fife. Here our professional team ensures each person living here gets the right level of care for their individual needs - whether those are modest, or 24-hour assistance.
We believe in enabling residents to enjoy as much independence as possible, within a safe, secure environment.
Many of our care staff members participate in a Dementia Experience which simulates the sensory, cognitive and emotional elements of living with dementia. This has led to Gowrie House Care Home achieving accreditation to the Dementia Care Framework for the quality of its dementia care.
Our refurbished property, decorated with ideas from residents, is close to train stations and bus stops. Inside, six spacious lounges overlook our private grounds; and there are bathroom suites and shower rooms. Further home comforts include a hairdressing salon.
Life at Gowrie House Care Home
For the people living here, we run a varied programme of individual and group activities. These range from specialist practices for people with memory impairment, to reminiscence sessions to ease people's frustration and short-term memory loss.
We invite residents to carry out small tasks, such as helping to lay the tables or water the plants. These can help people retain their self-esteem and involvement in daily life.
We also get involved with the local community, and encourage residents and relatives to participate in social activities in and beyond the home.
Morale of staff is high and I get the feeling that staff feel motivated and empowered and that reflects on attitudes and care of residents. I have had a long association with the home over 14 yrs and I would say it is the best it has ever been.
I truly thank everyone at Gowrie for all the care given to mum and for your support over the years.
I know I speak on behalf of all the family when I say how very touched we were by the care you all give my mum throughout the time she was with you.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
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 Gowrie House Care Home whether...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Gowrie House Care Home in Kirkcaldy. 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!
20 Sep 2017
A couple of weeks ago Gowrie House Care Home in Kirkcaldy held their annual Summer Fayre which was a huge success.
Anjie Restar, Home Manager, said: “There was fun galore at our summer fayre. It was a glorious day and everyone came together. Thanks to everyone’s kind generosity we raised £471 for the residents’ social fund. I would like to thank everyone who came and supported us, we appreciate everything you do.”
Are you looking for a care home in Kirkcaldy? Gowrie House Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.
26 Apr 2017
A family has thanked the team at Gowrie House Care Home in Kirkcaldy for the kindness, dignity and respect shown to their loved one during their time at the home.
Anjie Restar, Home Manager, explained: “We were all saddened by the loss of Bob here at Gowrie House. We were completely overwhelmed when Mr Marshall’s grandchildren came in and presented us with a cheque. I want to thank the family for their kind donation, and we can use it to provide special experiences for the residents in our care, including their grandmother. Thank you again, it means so much to us.”
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Gowrie House Care Home in Kirkcaldy, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Anjie Restar
18-20 West Albert Road, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1DL
01592 597 065