ROOMS & FACILITIES
We have 60 bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms which range from standard rooms up to a selection of premium rooms, which are slightly larger. Some of our more popular premium rooms are situated on the ground floor and have patio access to our wonderful garden.
There is a nurse call, TV (including selected Sky channels), telephone and Internet access in every bedroom, with WiFi available throughout the home. Eight of the ground floor bedrooms have patio doors opening out onto the garden, which itself is safe and secure.
We are very lucky at Holmesview to enjoy a brand new, specially-designed building, completed in 2011. Accessibility, light, a sense of space, fresh decor and a beautifully landscaped garden sets us apart from many other nursing homes.
Small Group Living
Our 60 bedrooms are arranged in units of ten, with each group of ten residents sharing their own lounge and dining room. 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 first floor, accessed by stairs or a passenger lift, has a large and airy sun room for use by residents for activities and relaxation.
Our lounges can also double up as Holmesview’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!
Our garden is a popular place to sit with a cup of tea, or for activities, weather permitting.
All areas of the home are wheelchair friendly and two spacious passenger lifts give access to all levels.
We understand that maintaining a sense of privacy and dignity is fundamental to enjoying life at Holmesview. 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.
Keeping up Appearances
We believe looking your best is important, and even more so for older people. We have a hair salon in the home and our hairdresser is one of our most popular characters – the staff also use his services. His visits are a real social occasion with music, laughter and lots of chat!
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. Our chef happens to be a master baker and there’s usually an array of home baked treats for visitors too!
I have been very impressed with the standard of care my father received. I know he was content, happy and genuinely well cared for. I realise that dementia is a difficult illness to deal with, but all the staff treated my father with respect and kindness and looked beyond the disease to the person, which is so important.
I was always given a warm welcome on arrival by your receptionist and found all the staff to be professional and friendly. The entertainment and outings have been varied and stimulating for my father and I know he particularly liked the personal gestures of letting him hold a kitten, and a visit to the Transport Museum; two of his favourite things.
My father never questioned why he was not in his own home. I feel that it was because of the warm atmosphere; a home from home. He really enjoyed the company and the wonderful food!
Most of all I have been impressed and grateful for the way my father was looked after during his last days, allowing him to die with dignity and in peace.
Rosemarie, daughter Holmesview
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for the care and attention shown to my mum.
I witnessed a level of care which I believe went way beyond the role of each person involved. I saw people coming in just to say hello or if going off, would say goodbye. It was lovely witnessing day and night staff coming in to see my mum on unscheduled visits. I believe this to be way beyond and above the normal call of nurse duty. I would like you to know that the family are grateful for all you did and should take great pride knowing my mum received the 110% care she deserved as all mums should get.
Dad participates in many activities which I feel he enjoys and this stimulates him. Before entering the care home he did not do very much at all.
My mum was one of the first residents to move into the new home in Broxburn, in January 2011. While it was being built, we regularly took her down to see the building gradually taking shape and eventually became the modern, homely, well run establishment it is today.
Within a short period of time, my mum started to enjoy life again. I believe that Holmesview provided a holistic approach to her care.
Margaret, assisted by Janice, manages the running of Holmesview in a professional, caring and supportive manner.
Extended family and friends were also treated with respect and asked if they would like refreshments while visiting, which in turn created a more relaxed atmosphere.
As a family we will always be thankful to the staff at Holmesview for the fantastic care given to my mum, helping to eradicate previous memories relating to her care. I’m sure that at times my mum would have conveyed these same thoughts to the staff. Having worked within the care industry myself for 20 years, I believe that Holmesview have an excellent approach to care for the residents and their families.
The home is maintained to an exceptionally clean and fresh environment.