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.
Life at North Merchiston Care Home
Our aim is to help people stay as well as they can for as long as they can, so we understand the importance of being active and entertained.
We offer a full programme of activities. All are based on giving people something meaningful to do, and take into account each individual's interests and hobbies before they came to live here.
A very nice place to live.
We were all very impressed with the premises.
The food is always excellent.
I'm very happy to be here.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
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...
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
- Landscaped gardens
- Sensory gardens
- Flat screen TV in rooms
- 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
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.”
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.”
Contact our care home
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: Mike Heard
34 Watson Crescent, Edinburgh, EH11 1HF
0131 347 9100
0131 337 6118