Here at Fidra House, our excellent in-house chef and kitchen team offer nutritionally-balanced, freshly prepared meals. We provide appetising meals tailored for our residents and try to accommodate different tastes and diets as far as possible.
Nutrition is more than just about the food and therefore our goal is also about making mealtimes a social gathering. Residents can however choose where to eat and some prefer the privacy of their own room, whilst others enjoy eating together in the dining room, with its windows looking out onto the garden.
As we get older we may eat less and therefore it is the responsibility of the Chef and team to make food interesting, nutritious and tempting. This is especially important for those who need to put on some weight after a spell of being unwell. Maintaining a healthy diet is an essential part of our care programme.
Our menu is varied and changes on a four-weekly cycle with hot and cold meals, vegetarian options and ever-popular puddings.
There is a choice of two hot meals at our lunch and dinner sittings and, for those residents looking for a lighter bite, there is always the option to have a smaller snack from our smaller plate or snack menu.
We like to bake a cake when a resident is celebrating a birthday or event, and often link meals to special events in the calendar such as Burns Night or Easter. There is plenty of flexibility if a resident has a particular like or dislike but our chef’s superb home baking rarely goes unappreciated (also much appreciated by visitors).
The rooms are always clean and fresh. Also, the care that goes into each resident looking so well looked after – hair lovely, well-dressed and cared for. Every visit, I leave with a smile.
Granddaughter of Resident, Fidra House
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 of Resident, Fidra House
Before going to Fidra, she lived on her own from visiting Carers but was obviously depressed. Fidra care and staff have brought her back to life again.
Nephew of Resident, Fidra House
Meals are excellent and a good variety. I would not hesitate to recommend Fidra.
John, Son of Resident, Fidra House
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 of Resident, Fidra House
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 of Resident, Fidra House
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 of Resident, Fidra House
Visited my relative in Fidra today and was so relieved to see she is being so well cared for. She has a room with a beautiful view of the garden, and all her home comforts. The dining/TV room had French doors open out onto the garden which means all residents are able to enjoy the outdoors too.
Susan, Cousin of Resident, Fidra House
Excellent, very caring staff. Very clean and the food is very much to both my parent’s liking. The attention to detail is exemplified by the catering – likes and dislikes are catered for. Whenever I ask my parents about what they had for lunch or dinner, they always say it is delicious (and they each have different food). I am also impressed with the reaction to any difficulties – as different care solutions are required, they are proactively put in place.
Paul, Son of Resident, Fidra House
Mum quickly settled in and now participates in every activity going! She loves living there and is no longer isolated and lonely, all of which seems to have helped her general well-being.
We are happy knowing she is well fed, receives her medication as required and her personal hygiene is looked after.
We were impressed with the ensuite room allocated to Mum, the facilities and activities available and above all the caring and friendly approach of all the staff we met.
I’d recommend Fidra House if you are looking for a care home in the area.
Carol, Daughter of Resident, Fidra House
The staff are always friendly and caring towards my dad. Even when he has tricky days, they show patience and understanding. He enjoys chatting to the staff, and any grumble he might have, the staff listen and try and help where possible.