Welcome to Meadowvale Care Home
You'll find Meadowvale close to the town centre of Bathgate, West Lothian. Here, our team of registered nurses and care assistants (most with SVQ2 in social care) provides person-centred care around the clock. All with patience, kindness, understanding, and regard for each individual's dignity.
We have no restrictions on visiting, and ensure great communication between all our staff, and between them and residents' families. Local GPs visit the home regularly and by appointment.
Our home is within easy reach of shops, public transport and other amenities, and enjoys open views over Bridgend Park to the Bathgate Hills.
On both floors there's a TV lounge and a quiet sitting room. We also have separate dining rooms where residents can socialise at mealtimes.
All bedrooms have en-suites, thermostatic heaters and great safety features. We love residents to choose their own colour schemes for these spaces to make them more familiar and homely.
Life at Meadowvale Care Home
Meadowvale's activities coordinator ensures each individual maintains their hobbies and interests, and organises lots of group goings-on too.
Our varied programme includes quizzes, arts and crafts, painting, gardening and concerts. We also run trips to the shops, places of interest, or just for a coffee. We celebrate all festivals and special birthdays and anniversaries.
Plenty of staff, food and drinks available on request and welcoming cleanliness good as there is no "smell" as in some care homes.
We are her frequently (weekly) to visit my relative. He always seems at ease so is obviously in good care. Staff are really friendly and always talk.
Types of care
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 Meadowvale Care Home whether they...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Meadowvale Care Home in Bathgate. 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 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.”
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:
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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Meadowvale Care Home in Bathgate, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Fran Long
1 Bridgend Court , Bathgate, Bathgate, EH 48 2BF