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.
Life at Laurels Lodge Care Home
We complete life stories for all residents, and our activities coordinator uses these to ensure pastimes and entertainment are relevant to each person's individual and social needs.
Laurels Lodge has a large, well-equipped activities room and a vast supply of resources.
We hold regular residents' meetings and surveys where requests and wishes are listened to and actioned. We use our minibus for weekly outings to local attractions, restaurants and places of interest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Laurels Lodge Care Home...
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
- Landscaped gardens
- Sensory gardens
9 Jan 2018
April 2017 saw Four Seasons’ Health Care Grampian Region launch their VIP (Values In Practice) initiative which rewards people for living the Four Seasons values of being:
- and Making a Difference
Amilyn Acorda, Laundry Assistant at Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside has been crowned VIP for the month of December after being nominated by colleagues, residents and relatives.
Amilyn first joined the team at Laurels Lodge on November 2013. She is well known to her colleagues to be very organised and hardworking.
Morag Leslie, Senior Nursing Care Assistant, said: “Amilyn is patient, organised and lovely person to work with.” Another colleague Mina Groves said: “Amylin is very hardworking and conscientious.”
Sheila Gesma, Home Manager, said: “Amilyn has made a big difference in the laundry services at Laurels Lodge when she started working here. She has changed the overall perception of the home’s laundry and for the last 4 years, we have not received any concerns or issues about the laundry. Amilyn is very organised, dedicated and hardworking and all her colleagues appreciate her work. Well done Amilyn and thank you for all you do”
Sylvia Nicoll, Regional Manager for Grampian, said: “No matter how big or small the action or the gesture is, the VIP Awards are an opportunity to say thank you to people who go above and beyond the call of duty every day to make a difference to our residents’ lives.
“Congratulations Amilyn, you should all be really proud of your success.”
5 Jan 2018
People embark on a career path because it’s something they love, they yearn to develop, grow and blossom in their profession.
Here at Four Seasons Health Care, Care Assistants can up-skill themselves on the organisations Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Programme.
On Thursday 20th December 2017, a graduation ceremony was held at Shawcross Social Club in Wigan, celebrating the achievements of 47 newly qualified CHAPs.
Rachael Junge, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the North West of England, said: “Here at Four Seasons Health Care we take great pride in our CHAP Programme, and everyone who undertakes the intense 12 week course. I want to congratulate all of the CHAPs for graduating; your hard work and dedication have paid off. These are the first CHAPs in my area, and I’m absolutely delighted at all of your achievements.
“The Programme is innovative and helps the CHAPs to provide invaluable support to the nurses in the homes.
“All the CHAPs have come through this long journey and I want to thank you for your commitment. I also want to thank the Nurse mentors who have guided and supported the CHAPs every step of the way. Well done everyone!”
The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nursing duties such as medication rounds. This benefits the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.
Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our current vacancies on our careers page.
16 Dec 2017
The team at Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside pulled out all the stops last week as they took part in Laurels Lodge has got talent.
It was an afternoon full of fun and laughter and the team were up for the challenge and showcased their talents amazingly.
Children from Donbank Nursery also joined the residents that day and they got involved and joined in dancing to the birdie song with the Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader. Relatives who came also joined in the dance and had a fun afternoon.
May Duncan said “this is great”! as she danced the birdie song.
Other relatives such as Lorna Graham and Irene Sivewright commented on how good the show was.
The headline acts included:
- Linda Mason (Deputy Manager) and Lynn Smith (Home Administrator) - ABBA
- Morag Leslie (SNCA) & Jenny Watt (Care Assistant) – as Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
- Rhodora Antiojo (Staff Nurse), Felix Mahinay (Care Assistant), Ewa Misztal (Care Assistant) & Arlene McGillivray (Care Assistant) as the Village People danced the YMCA music
- Nomeda Jackstienne (Cook) as Madonna
- Jolanta Nieckarz as Lady Gaga
- Marlene Smith (PAL) dressed up as Chicken
- Sheila Gesma (Home Manager) as the DJ
Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader, said: “The whole show was fabulous! The teachers from Donbank Nursery said to me that what we did was fantastic and they were very happy that the kids thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Sheila our manager was our DJ. It was also great to see relatives participating; it was indeed an afternoon full of fun and entertainment!”