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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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