GETTING STARTED GUIDE
The process of considering a care home can be a stressful and emotional journey, both for the person going into care and their family. We’re here to make the journey a little easier for you by sharing everything you need to know when you’re considering a care home for a loved one. From how (and where) to search for a care home, to finding out about fees, we’ve rounded up all the need-to-know information to help you make the best choice for you and your family.
ROOMS & FACILITIES
Holmesview, our Broxburn nursing home was completed in 2011 and is specifically designed with the needs of older people in mind. Accessibility is one of main features of the building, as are the beautifully landscaped gardens, the fresh and rejuvenating décor and the spacious interior. The 60 rooms are another feature we have received positive feedback about from residents and their immediate families and come equipped with ensuite shower room, internet access, private TV, (with Sky) telephone and nurse call alert system. These rooms provide excellent value for money when considering nursing home costs in Broxburn.
FEES & FUNDING GUIDE
Holmesview fees reflect the specialist and tailored 24/7 nursing care along with the highest quality accommodation and facilities.
Fees are payable by the individual but you may be eligible for help depending on your circumstances. We have put together an essential guide to help you with important facts and figures.
Margaret Campbell, Senior Manager
Our private Broxburn care home is managed by Margaret Campbell who possesses a wealth of experience in the provision of care for older people as well as in-depth knowledge of the care sector as a whole. Margaret is ably assisted by deputy manager Janice Dickson and together they oversee the work of registered nurses, care workers and a whole host of support staff.
We are all aware that good food is major factor in maintaining a good quality of life and that is why our chef led catering team pull out all the stops to ensure our residents enjoy some of best food that Scotland can offer. All meals are designed and created with nutrition, taste and variety in mind and the menu is changed every 4 weeks or so. Our catering team try their very best to make meals according to personal tastes and dietary requirements using local produce wherever possible. Based on resident feedback, our Broxburn residential care home catering team really excel in creating meals that people enjoy.
Here at Holmesview we go above and beyond the care home inspectorate recommended number of hours for resident activities, in fact we spend double the recommended time on activities! Why? Because our residents like to be busy! We realise that structured activities are essential for the maintenance of a healthy mind and a healthy body and we encourage our residents to spend as much time as they wish pursuing their interests.
Care homes in Scotland are regulated by the Care Inspectorate, taking into account of the National Care Standards. Randolph Hill Nursing Homes Group meets the requirements set down by the Care Inspectorate, the Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCSWIS), standards.Download
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.