Welcome to Livingston Care Home
You'll find Livingston Care Home in Murieston, on the southern edge of Livingston, West Lothian. Here 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.
Our home is set in a pretty, private housing estate which helps give residents a sense of community. Our developed gardens provide colour, and also encourage visitors to our bird boxes which residents enjoy watching.
We even have a dog that residents love to pet and give tit-bits to. Our redecorated sitting rooms are bright and airy, and we use colour around the building to help people find their bearings. All our bedrooms are single with en-suites and individually decorated. We love residents to personalise these spaces to make them more familiar and homely.
Life at Livingston Care Home
Our enthusiastic activities coordinator coordinates all activities within the home. They consider people's likes and dislikes, as identified within each individual personal life story, and also encourage residents to try new hobbies.
Our groups include a choir, which the local minister's wife helps with. We also have a cinema night every month, weekly trips to the tea dance, music and movement sessions, and even 10-pin bowling.
We have men's groups which meet weekly and often go for pub lunches. We also have a baking club, a gardening club, and provide for arts-and-crafts lovers.
My mother in law was only with you for 3 weeks, but the care and attention you gave her was second to none. The staff went out their way to be helpful, nothing was too much bother even when we wanted tea at 2.00am.
We as a family and individually have never experienced a more kind and supportive group of staff and every single one of them deserve a ROCK award.
Types of care
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Livingston Care Home in Livingston. 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
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.”
21 Feb 2017
A special ceremony was held at Livingston Care Home in Livingston to celebrate the success of two members of the care team.
Cheryl McAloon and Margaret Heeps have successfully completed their Senior Nurse Care training.
Gwyneth Aitken, Home Manager, said: “I’m very proud of Cheryl and Margaret. They’ve worked really hard and thoroughly deserve this recognition. The skills they’ve learnt will further enhance the care they give to the residents here at Livingston, which from what I can see is an added bonus, as the team here are already doing a fantastic job
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Care home manager: Gwyneth Aitken
Bankton Gardens, Murieston, Livingston, EH54 9DZ