Our excellent chef and kitchen team offer nutritionally-balanced, freshly prepared meals. The menu changes on a four-weekly cycle and we try to accommodate different tastes and diets as far as possible.
Residents can choose where to eat and some prefer the privacy of their own room. We encourage socialising, and many people enjoy eating together in the dining room.
Nutrition is more than just about the food; our goal is also about making mealtimes a social gathering.
As we get older we may eat less. Making food interesting, nutritious and tempting for those who need to put on some weight after a spell of being unwell or just need to maintain a healthy diet is an essential part of our care programme.
Our in-house chef is responsible for providing appetising meals tailored for our residents.
Our menu is varied and includes hot and cold meals, vegetarian options and the ever-popular puddings.
At our lunch and dinner sittings, we have a choice of two hot meals or if residents are looking for something a bit lighter, there is always the option to have a smaller snack from our smaller plate or snack menu.
We like to make a cake when a resident is celebrating a birthday, and often link meals to special events in the calendar such as Burns Night. There is plenty of flexibility if a resident has particular likes or dislikes but our chef’s superb home baking rarely goes unappreciated (also much appreciated by visitors!).
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.