ROOMS & FACILITIES

 

We have 60 single bedrooms with spacious ensuite shower facilities, arranged over three floors. There are two lifts which access each of the three floors. The freshly decorated bedrooms have telephone and Internet access, a wall mounted TV and a nurse call system, for prompt assistance.

Each floor has its own comfortable open plan lounge with wide screen TV, and dining area with a fully-fitted pantry.

Facilities

We are very lucky at Fidra House to enjoy a specially-designed building. Accessibility, light, a sense of space, fresh decor and beautifully landscaped gardens make this an ideal place for older people.

Small group living

Our 60 single bedrooms are arranged over three floors, with residents choosing which lounge and dining room they wish to spend time in. This makes for a warm and homely atmosphere where residents can form friendships and meet regularly.

 

Home from home

Rooms can be personalised by the resident with their choice of wall colours and soft furnishings, and we encourage personal mementos and furniture, if space allows. As long as the layout gives us space to nurse in, we’ll do our best to make rooms as homely and familiar as possible.

Each bedroom has an ensuite shower room. There is a nurse call, TV (including Sky) and a telephone and Internet point in every bedroom, with WiFi available throughout the home.

Communal areas

The beautifully landscaped gardens are safe, secure and the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by. Our sun patio is easily accessible on the 1st Floor and is a great sun trap for those residents looking to relax outside. All areas of the home are wheelchair friendly and specifically designed to assist people with dementia.

There is a choice of beautifully decorated lounges for activities and relaxation.

Our lounges can also double up as Fidra Houses's own in-house cinema. We have a drop down cinema screen for movie nights and special sporting events, which is a hit with all of our residents!

The communal lounge on the ground floor has doors that open out onto our garden patio – always a popular place to sit with a cup of tea, or for gardening activities when weather permits.

Reminiscence Room

For our residents with dementia, we have created a unique Reminiscence Room. This was developed by staff following a training course, and has proved hugely therapeutic in allowing residents to recall and remember significant people and events from their past.

Keeping up appearances

We have a hair and beauty salon in the home and regular visits from an aromatherapist ─ we believe that looking your best is important, and even more so for older people.

Laundry

We understand that maintaining a sense of privacy and dignity is fundamental to enjoying life at Fidra House. That’s why we take something as simple as laundry so seriously: fresh towels are supplied after each use and we label all clothes and make sure they are returned clean and pressed.

Visitors welcome

Friends and relatives are encouraged to visit as often as possible, and to make visitors welcome there are small kitchens so you can make your own tea and coffee. 

 

Fidra House, 67A Dirleton Avenue, North Berwick EH39 4QL 01620 897 600

All about Fidra House

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What our residents and their families say

  • Many thanks for looking after mum. A special thank you to everyone up in Craig Suite for their very professional nursing care over the past two years. Such a loving, homely atmosphere and I was always made very welcome.

    Luisa, daughter

  • Thank you so much for all of the kindness and care you showed my mum. You were a blessing to her and me, and it was good to have her nearer.

    Shiona, daughter

  • There is always a nice atmosphere in the home and we know Dad was very happy. You have given us some lovely memories, of happy times we shared with Dad – the garden party and the street party being two of them.

    We would especially like to thank the lovely staff in Craig Suite, who looked after Dad at all times with good humour, kindness, respect and obvious affection. Dad was certainly very fond of them all too. We would like to mention every one of them because each one contributed their own special talent to his care, especially in his final days, and made sure that he died peacefully and comfortably.

    We are also grateful for the support which we received during this difficult time.

    Mary and Anne, daughters

  • Thank you for the sensitive way you looked after mum. Your kind care and friendship gave her the security to feel safe and comfortable in her last days. Also, thanks for looking after us when we visited from Cheshire, and in the difficult time after she died.

    Stewart and Janice, daughter and son-in-law

  • How very grateful we are to you for looking after our dear mother, so caringly over the last three years of her life. It was a joy to see her so very happy and secure in your company. In her time with you she became free from the woes that had previously beset her during her failing years.

    You do the most important of jobs, balancing professionalism with compassion. Your warm and respectful regard for those in your care does you great credit.

    Mary, daughter

  • I could not have wished for mum to spend her last weeks of life in safer, friendlier hands. She was just beginning to settle well and liked the staff immensely – she was just too ill to fully appreciate all you had to offer. The speed of her death took us a little by surprise.

    Thank you once again for the care and kindness shown to her. I would have no hesitation in recommending Fidra House to anyone.

    Sue, daughter

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