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
21 Apr 2017
Seven Four Seasons Care Homes from across the UK have been awarded ‘Top 20 Recommended Homes’ awards by Carehome.co.uk.
The prestigious award highlight the most recommended care homes in each region of the UK and are based on thousands of reviews and recommendations received from residents, family and friends.
The 7 homes who received the awards are:
- Elm Bank Care Home in Hexham
- Wansbeck Care Home in Choppington
- Botham Hall Care Home in Huddersfield
- Balmoral View Care Centre in Belfast
- Clandeboye Care Home in Bangor
- Hawthorn House Care Home in Belfast
- Longfield Care Home in Eglinton
Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care said: “I’m delighted that seven of our homes have received this award in their regions. To be named one of the ‘Top 20 Recommended Homes’ is a fantastic achievement, and goes to show the feedback were collection through our Quality of Life programme is being mirrored on a larger scale with the reviews we’re getting on carehome.co.uk. I want to encourage the homes to keep up all of the hard work, and continue providing good quality care everywhere.”
Visit Carehome.co.uk to read the reviews on all Four Seasons Care Homes.
25 Mar 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team at Gowrie House Care Home in Kirkcaldy enjoyed a good old Irish knees up as they celebrated St Patrick’s Day.
Anjie REstar, Home Manager, said: “Everyone had a lovely time. The gentlemen decided to dress up as leprechauns complete with a green ties and moustaches that made us all giggle. Happy St Patricks Day from everyone at Gowrie House.”
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 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