Welcome to Guthrie House Care Home
You'll find Guthrie House in south-east Edinburgh. Here we offer different levels of care to suit a range of needs, from nursing, and short or respite stays, to palliative care.
We have a team of well trained registered nurses and supportive and dedicated senior care assistants and care assistants which provides care 24 hours a day.
At Guthrie House Care Home, residents are considered part of the family. We put their health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage residents to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.
Life at Guthrie House Care Home
Guthrie House's dedicated activities coordinators ensure everyone staying here has something stimulating and enjoyable to look forward to. They promote individual hobbies and interests, and ensure there are plenty of group activities too.
Our varied activity programme includes craft clubs, gardening club, weekend quizzes, in-house entertainment, bingo and trips to local places of interest including nearby Musselburgh for ice cream.
We also celebrate special events such as Burns Night, St Patrick's Day, Mother's Day and Easter. Our menus are nutritionally balanced and carefully prepared for residents to enjoy with lots to choose from.
My mother has been a resident at Guthrie House since September 2013 and I am extremely pleased with every aspect of her care since she entered. It is always a worry when a parent has to enter nursing care of any sort but I am so pleased that she was offered a place here. The staff are all wonderful, so caring and helpful - nothing is too much trouble for them. I would be more than happy to come here myself if required in the future! I visit at all times of the day so I have seen the care given throughout the day and also some of the activities on offer. Mum is very happy here and even refers to her room as "home" which is a very telling comment. This home should certainly be considered for an award of some sort. So nice to find a place where everything is on offer after reading some of the horror stories in the press about residential establishments. Keep up the good work, Guthrie House!
Types of care
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Guthrie House 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
- Flat screen TV in rooms
- 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:
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Guthrie House Care Home in Edinburgh, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Phillip Irvine
12 Lasswade Road, Edinburgh, EH16 6RZ
0131 672 0040
0131 664 9342