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


16 Jul 2017

Laurels Lodge Care Home in Aberdeen was visited by Professor Fiona McQueen Scotland's Chief Nursing Officer on Thursday 13th July, along with representatives of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Robert Gordon University.

The visit is one of the launch events for “Nursing 2030”, which sets out what nursing in Scotland needs to look like by then.

Professor McQueen met with Sheila Gesma, Home Manager and nurses, student nurses and mentors.

Laurels Lodge, which provides nursing, specialised dementia care and respite care, accepts student nurse placements as part of their training, including students from Robert Gordon University.

Four Seasons Health Care, which runs the home, has a programme to provide trainee nurses with effective workplace training. It has mentors who support and guide student nurses and a preceptorship programme to support newly qualified nurses, helping them to translate the theory learned in the classroom into practice in a real-life care situation. It has also recently set up a Nurse Academy to support further education and career development of its nurses.

Sheila Gesma, Home Manager, said: “Nurses in a care home are an important part of a close team of health and social care professionals. They tend to form longer term relationships with the people entrusted into their care than those working in acute hospitals. Caring for people in the later stages of their lives can be challenging but it is personally satisfying. Every day our nurses and carers will do something they can be proud of.

The company also has a programme to train outstanding care workers as Senior Nursing Care Assistants, who can support nurses with routine procedures such as taking blood pressure.

Are you looking for a care home in Aberdeen? Laurels Lodge Care Home offers support for all types of care including dementia care, nursing care and respite care.


14 Jul 2017

Colleagues from Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside, Havencourt Care Home in Stonehaven and Cumbrae Lodge Care Home in Irvine all came together to do a skydive, raising money for residents in their care and Alzheimer's Scotland.

Tracey Rhodes, Resident Experience Facilitator for Scotland, said: "Everyone was really excited for the jump. One of them hadn't even been in a plane, and they completed it, which was a huge accomplishment. They managed to raise £4,000 which is fantastic. Well done everyone."

Congratulations everyone! We’re all proud of you.


13 Jul 2017

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:

  • Respectful
  • Trusted
  • Caring
  • and Making a Difference

Joanna Zielinska, Care Assistant at Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside has been crowned VIP for the month of June after being nominated by colleagues, residents and relatives.

Sheila Gesma, Home Manager, said: “Joanna has been working at Laurels Lodge for almost 6 years now, she is popular to her colleagues and residents for being pleasant, patient and very friendly. I am very pleased for Joanna, this is recognition well-deserved and I know the residents and staff at Laurels Lodge are with me in congratulating her.”

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 Joanna, you should all be really proud of your success.”

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Care Home Manager

Sheila Gesma

Station Road, Woodside, Aberdeen, AB24 2UL

01224 492323

01224 494396

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