Welcome to North Merchiston Care Home

You'll find North Merchiston Care Home in the heart of Edinburgh. Here we provide high-quality care tailored to the individual needs and wishes of the people living here.

Our purpose-built home is part of the local community. Its person-centred layout helps residents make more choices about how they spend their time, and so encourages independence. They and their guests can easily get into our lovely garden.

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Life at North Merchiston Care Home

A carer and a resident

A very nice place to live.

Mr John Dobbie, North Merchiston Care Home

We were all very impressed with the premises.

Mrs Rita Wilkinson, North Merchiston Care Home

The food is always excellent.

Mr Allan Whiteburn, North Merchiston Care Home

I'm very happy to be here.

Mrs Joey Mullen, North Merchiston Care Home

Types of care

Residential care

This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...

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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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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of North Merchiston Care Home in Edinburgh. 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
  • Flat screen TV in rooms
  • Flat screen TV in lounge
  • Wi-fi

Our news

FSHC-TJ-Award-Success-Dec-2017

11 Dec 2017

Four Seasons Health Care picked up three accolades on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at the Training Journal (TJ) Awards. Winning three categories meant that Four Seasons Health Care led the way, as they were the only organisation to win in multiple categories.

Who were the winners?

The Dementia Care Framework won the ‘Best Change Management Programme’, which is a fantastic achievement and further highlights the positive impact this is having on the lives of people living in Four Seasons homes with dementia.

The Judges commented: “We recognise Four Health Care work in the field of dementia care as innovative and thorough in its approach, being both effective and transformative. It had a bold vision that was well executed in a challenging environment.”

The Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ), Four Seasons’ very own internal publication to develop nurse knowledge and share best practice won its category of ‘Best Organisational Development Programme'.

The Judges commented: “The design of this intervention, which on the surface appears very simple, completely meets the needs of the organisation and has had significant impact. A particular strength was that Four Seasons Health Care decided to make these resources freely available to anyone, making the impact even greater and is improving healthcare outcomes in care homes everywhere.”

The CNJ is available to view on the Four Seasons website here.

Finally, Louise Morris the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Lead won the main award of the night and was crowned the ‘Learning and Development Professional of the Year’.

The Judges stated: “Louise has had a transformational impact, not only on the learning and development of staff at Four Seasons Health Care, but also on the well-being of residents. Through a review of an existing programme, Louise drove design and improvement which has had significant benefits through improved care, staff practice and confidence and commitment to their work and professional development.”

More information about the role of a CHAP is available on the Four Seasons website here.

Congratulations to everyone on this fantastic achievement!

Story-Telling

19 Apr 2017

Margaret Henderson a resident at North Merchiston Care Home in Edinburgh took part in a film project alongside four other residents from the home.

Director Duncan Cowles, encouraged Margaret to take control of her own filming day, creating a final film that she’d be proud of. In the film Margaret shared some wise words of wisdom, as well as discussing the happiest moments in her life, one of which was meeting her future husband Bill – it was certainly love at first sight.

The result of Margaret and Duncan’s video can be seen below.

Mike Heard, Home Manager, said: “Margaret and the other residents who took part in this project really enjoyed themselves. It was their chance to ‘get to grips’ with modern technology whilst sharing their stories to a wider audience. Duncan’s videos are an insight into some of the colourful characters we have here at North Merchiston. I hope you enjoy watching them as much as the residents enjoyed making them.

“Margaret sadly passed away before the film aired to a wider audience, but she did see the final product before she passed. Her wise words will continue to ring true with everyone who watches the film.”

Are you looking for a care home in Edinburgh? North Merchiston offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care and nursing care.

Story-Telling

13 Apr 2017

In the penultimate video from North Merchiston Care Home in Edinburgh, John Moore a Glasgow ship builder shares his tale.

Director Duncan Cowles, encouraged John to take control of his own filming day, creating a final film that he’d be proud of.

The result of John and Duncan’s video can be seen below.

Mike Heard, Home Manager, said: “John and the other residents who took part in this project really enjoyed themselves. It was their chance to ‘get to grips’ with modern technology whilst sharing their stories to a wider audience. Duncan’s videos are an insight into some of the colourful characters we have here at North Merchiston. John is still as passionate now about ship building in his 80s as he was when he was a young man. The candid rapport between John and Duncan was lovely to behold. I hope you enjoy watching them as much as the residents enjoyed making them.”

Are you looking for a care home in Edinburgh? North Merchiston offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care and nursing care.

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If you'd like to arrange a visit to North Merchiston Care Home in Edinburgh, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.

Care home manager: Kat Barnwell

34 Watson Crescent, Edinburgh, EH11 1HF

0131 3414731

0131 337 6118

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