Welcome to Laurels Lodge Care Home

You'll find Laurels Lodge close to Aberdeen city centre and the River Don.

Here, our trained nurses and supporting team provide high standards of nursing and dementia care 24 hours a day for elderly people who are mentally infirm. We offer respite and permanent admissions.

Surrounded by trees, our lovely and comfortable refurbished home has a country feel. We have two enclosed gardens with raised flower beds - plants picked by residents - and seating areas for residents and visitors.

There are four small units which enhance the warm, homely environment. All rooms are en-suite and we encourage residents to personalise these spaces as much as possible, even down to choosing the colours they're painted.

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Life at Laurels Lodge Care Home

A carer and a resident

I would recommend Laurels Lodge as it is a 'Home from Home' care home with it's friendly and supportive staff. My Mum has dementia but Sheila and her dedicated team have made things easier for my Mum and helped me at this difficult time. Laurels Lodge is an excellent care home and should get the recognition it deserves.

Sandra Glennie, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Laurels Lodge Care Home

Laurels Lodge is a very well run care home. Staff are very caring to my Wife and to me when I frequently visit. I would recommend Laurels Lodge to anyone whose family needed to go into a home.

Gordon Henderson, Husband of Resident/Service User at Laurels Lodge Care Home

My husband has vascular dementia and when he has to leave the hospital I must admit Laurel Lodge might not have been my first choice. It was mainly about locality but it turned out to be very fortunate. Because Laurel Lodge is a smaller care home I feel it is more homely. The staff are very friendly and there are lots of activities. Although my husband has no mobility he is always included. Living on my own now I am pleased I am included in lots of the activities and kept informed all the time.

Marjory Clark, Wife of Resident/Service User at Laurels Lodge Care Home

My mother is a resident at Laurels Lodge and receives excellent care. At times when my mother has not been well the staff react quickly in getting assistance from the doctors and they are quick to get in touch with me to inform me of how she is. The manager is very proactive and takes part, along with the PAL co-ordinator and the rest of the staff, when social and fund raising events are taking place. The staff are very friendly and helpful. They always ensure my mother is well presented. I highly recommend this care home.

Moira Fowlie, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Laurels Lodge Care Home

This care home is well managed, several activities are organised daily, staff are very helpful and forth coming it would be very difficult to fault the care home in any way.

James Garden, Son of Resident/Service User at Laurels Lodge Care Home

Types of care

Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...

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Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...

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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Laurels Lodge Care Home...

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside. 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
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Sensory gardens
  • Wi-fi

Our news

intermediate care HSJ guides

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


29 Mar 2017

Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside held a lovely party to celebrate Bill and Irene’s Silver Wedding Anniversary, congratulating them on 25 years of wedded bliss.

Bill and Irene first met at the Solo Club in 1990. When Bill’s best friend Harry and his wife Jess celebrated their Ruby Wedding Anniversary, Bill asked Irene to accompany him to the celebration, and that’s where loved blossomed. Two years later Bill and Irene got married an then spent their honeymoon at Moness Hotel in Aberfieldie.

Ewa Misztal, Care Assistant at Laurels Lodge, said: “It was very nice seeing both Bill and Irene happy as they celebrated their Silver Wedding Anniversary, the smiles on their faces say it all.”

Everyone at Four Seasons wishes you many congratulations Bill and Irene on your special day!


27 Mar 2017

We’ll be launching the 2017 Four Seasons Care Awards later this year. For the final time this year we’d like to go back to the floor with another one of our winners

This week we’ll be focusing on Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader at Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside who won the Personal Activity Lead Champion accolade.

Marlene is a much loved member of the team at Laurels Lodge, and the relationship she’s built with the residents in her care is clear to see, as they all beam with huge smiles when they see her and she discusses their upcoming activity calendar with them.

Being crowned the Personal Activities Lead Champion of Four Seasons Health Care was a very humbling and proud moment for Marlene. She told us: “It felt really good. Literally everyone congratulated me on the achievement and it was a lovely feeling. Winning this award has motivated me to continue doing all I can to ensure that I and the rest of the team here at the home make a difference to our residents on a daily basis. After all life is for living and shouldn’t be boring.”

Marlene is a very special lady, and although she was singled out for the award, she told us that it’s the whole team at the home that helps to create these special experiences for the residents. She added: “I feel proud to be a part of a great team here at Laurels Lodge, we all take part, even Sheila the Home Manager in many activities. We all like a good party, and we definitely know how to throw them up here in Scotland!”

To find out what Marlene, the residents and rest of the team have been up to visit the Laurels Lodge web page for more information.

Information about Four Seasons Care Awards 2016 is available on the awards section of our website.

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Care Home Manager

Sheila Gesma

Station Road, Woodside, Aberdeen, AB24 2UL

01224 492323

01224 494396

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