Alt-Na-Craig House Care Home

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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Residential | Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,600.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Alt-Na-Craig House Care Home - Care Home
Meet The Manager

Sharon Houston is Manager at Alt-Na-Craig House Care Home.

Sharon is the manager at Alt-Na-Craig House, having previously worked as the Deputy Manager. She has worked within the care home for over 16 years as a Staff Nurse and Clinical Lead before taking on the management roles. Sharon has a wealth of experience within the care home sector.

Sharon Houston

Alt-Na-Craig, situated in Greenock, is a purpose-built care home dedicated to supporting residents in pursuing their passions every single day. Our team takes pride in offering a diverse range of activities tailored for each individual to fill their days within a grouped setting. Whether it’s having a pamper in our fully equipped hair salon, some peace in our library & quiet areas, enjoying the outdoors in our landscaped gardens, or partaking in our full activities programme – there’s something for everyone.

We recognise the individuality of our residents and celebrate their key interests and hobbies, encouraging them to continue doing them every day. Whether they are more creative and enjoy doing arts and crafts or want to immerse themselves in a book, everybody can rest assured that they will be supported in everything they do at Alt-Na-Craig.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Complex Care, Convalescence, Daily Respite Care, End of Life, High Dependency, Independent Living, Learning Disability (ALD), Nursing Dementia / EMI, Palliative, Personal care, Support for Couples.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Crohn's Disease, Epilepsy, Huntington Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia (EMI).
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Frontotemporal, Lewy Body, Mixed Dementias, Picks Disease, Vascular Dementia.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

We are working within the government guidelines to help protect our staff and clients.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Family Portal

Yes, our care home has provides families with a family portal. Find out more about Family Portals.

Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

In our superior care home, we offer a landscaped garden where raised planters and an abundance of space that creates an idyllic retreat for residents and their loved ones. Our garden offers a sense of tranquillity and is available for al-fresco dining when summer comes around.

Residents with a passion for gardening are invited to contribute to their garden, whether this includes tending to our flower beds and vegetable patches or ensuring the upkeep of bird tables throughout the seasons. Everyone can fully enjoy the benefits of the landscaped garden here at Alt-Na-Craig.

Our fully-equipped hair salon offers everything our residents can need for a pamper and confidence boost, whether it is a head massage or a wash and fresh cut. Our hairdresser creates strong relationships with our residents and offers them a space where they can just kick back and relax for a while.

All of the hair services are included in the overall weekly costs, so residents can enjoy peace of mind that they won’t incur any extra costs. Residents can schedule appointments with our hairdresser on a regular basis or book in for a treat prior to a special event.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, GP, Hairdressers, Lift, Minibus.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

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Each of our beautiful rooms has been designed to offer our residents a home-from-home feeling within a comfortable, high-quality environment. We can cater for up to 53 residents, with options for couples, friends or relatives to share a room. Whilst offering a range of modern furnishings, our comfortable en-suite bedrooms also capture the essence of history and the wonderful things our care home has been over the years.

Each bedroom is equipped with everything our residents could need, including a wetroom, profiling beds, a temperature-controlled heating system and a nurse calling system. We also encourage our residents to customise their bedrooms, truly making it a place they can call home.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 53
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 53
We offer these types of ensuite rooms: Wet Rooms.

Type Of Room
Shared Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Garden View, Step Free Access, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Telephone Point, Wifi.

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Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,600.00
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,600.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,600.00
Nursing Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,600.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £1,600.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Inverclyde
Region None specified
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

Choice Dining Logo

Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. Find out more about Choice Dining.

Styles of Food Pink tick icon Gluten-free Pink tick icon Halal Pink tick icon Kosher Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining Pink tick icon Lounge/Diner Pink tick icon Restaurant
Dining Styles Pink tick icon Hot Trolley Pink tick icon Room Service
Hospitality Pink tick icon Guests are welcome for dinner (Covid permitting)
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The preparation, nutritional value and presentation of food.

Pink tick icon Attractive drinks and adaptive cups/glasses are available and accessible where needed.

Pink tick icon Individual dietary needs are person centred.

Pink tick icon Meals reflect the nutritional needs of the residents.

Pink tick icon Our menu is balanced.

Pink tick icon Snacks are provided for residents that require texture-modified food.

Pink tick icon Sweet and savoury foods are provided between meals (this does not just include cakes and biscuits).

Pink tick icon Hot Trolley

Pink tick icon Room Service

A critical component for good health.

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Pink tick icon Pass by UK Food Standards.

Pink tick icon Hand hygiene for both residents and staff.

Pink tick icon We are following best practice including NICE guidelines as a standard.

Pink tick icon We are conducting internal and/or 3rd party food safety audits.

Pink tick icon We have allergen management policies in place.

A freedom to eat the food you want, when you want it.

Pink tick icon A Private Dining room is bookable for residents and their families.

Pink tick icon Families are invited for meals [Covid permitting].

Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have the same food options as elsewhere.

Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have their food presented to same standard as elsewhere.

Pink tick icon Residents have access to a Restaurant

Pink tick icon Residents have access to Dining Room.

Pink tick icon Residents have the option of dining in their own room.

Pink tick icon Staff sit with the residents they support when they dine.

Pink tick icon Residents can order food not on the menu, or have access to an ‘evergreen menu’.

Pink tick icon Residents have access to a flexible meal service beyond defined times.

Pink tick icon More than one option is available at mealtimes for all residents, including those with special and theraputic diets.

Pink tick icon Residents with dementia are shown food or visual menus to help them decide.

Pink tick icon There is a weekly menu.

Pink tick icon Residents are involved in the creation of the menu.

Pink tick icon The best interest choices are made for residents unable to make their own choices.

Understanding the wants and requirements of every individual be it cultural, religious or dietary.

Pink tick icon Halal food can be served.

Pink tick icon Kosher food can be served.

Pink tick icon Gluten-free food can be served.

Pink tick icon Vegan food can be served.

Pink tick icon Vegetarian food can be served.

Pink tick icon We can support people with Diabetes.

Delivering a respectful and quality service.

Pink tick icon Residents are given appropriate and dignified crockery / glassware and cutlery.

Pink tick icon Tables are well laid.

Pink tick icon Staff understand and pre-empt potential meal-time behaviours which can impact nutritional intake.

Pink tick icon Staff always use appropriate and dignified language (e.g. it is an ‘apron’ not a ‘bib’).

Pink tick icon We promote an inclusive dining experience.

Pink tick icon There are no unnecessary disruptions during mealtimes.

Being environmentally and socially responsible and thoughtful.

Pink tick icon We correctly dispose of our waste.

Pink tick icon We have a waste management system.

Pink tick icon We use locally sourced and locally grown or reared food.

Pink tick icon Our energy usage is well maintained.

Pink tick icon We are actively reducing food mileage.

Activities Are So Important

Residents at Alt-Na-Craig have the flexibility to choose what each day looks like for them: whether they prefer to participate in group activities, pursue individual hobbies, or enjoy some time relaxing in our peaceful gardens. Our dedicated full-time Activities Co-ordinator carefully curates a programme of activities, both physical and non-physical, to ensure that all tastes and abilities are catered for. For example, arts and crafts, visiting singers and musical entertainment, together with external day trips.

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Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Music Therapy, Painting, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Shopping.
go green logo

The Go Green badge is designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare a care home’s sustainability and green practices.

The below statements are changes that the care provider has acknowledged they have implemented towards a more sustainable future.

The operation, maintenance, and repair of a property

safe-tick Do you use LED light bulbs? Yes
safe-tick Are your windows double glazed? Yes
safe-tick Do you use motion sensors? Yes
safe-tick Is your boiler less than 15 years old? Yes

The sourcing of goods and the landfill/recycling journey

safe-tick Do you train your team on recycling practices? Yes
safe-tick Do you have systems for recycling throughout the home? Yes

Energy reduction and renewable energy usage

safe-tick Is your boiler less than 15 years old? Yes

Using digital rather than paper based processes

safe-tick Do you use digital payslips? Yes
safe-tick Do you use online rotas? Yes
safe-tick Do you use digital care plans? Yes
Our Pets

Unfortunately pets are not allowed at Alt Na Craig House

Can You Bring Your Pet

215 Lyle Road
PA16 7XT

Regulator: Care Inspectorate - Scotland

Autumna uses the Care Inspectorate's combined grading data which combines information from their new quality framework evaluations and their previous quality inspection methodology. If no recent rating has been awarded, an older rating from a previous inspection will be displayed.
Category Rating
Overall Good
Wellbeing Good
Care and Support Good
Environment Good
Staff Good
Management Good
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Report Published 27th November 2019
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church.

Nearby Services
Chemist, Church, Golf Club, Library, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Alt-Na-Craig House Care Home

Alt-Na-Craig House Care Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the Care Inspectorate - Scotland in November 2019.
Alt-Na-Craig House Care Home provides Residential, Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Alt-Na-Craig House Care Home has 53 rooms.
Prices for Alt-Na-Craig House Care Home start from £1,600.00 per week.
Yes. Alt-Na-Craig House Care Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Alt-Na-Craig House Care Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Alt-Na-Craig House Care Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Alt-Na-Craig House Care Home comes under Inverclyde.
Alt-Na-Craig House Care Home accepts Local Authority clients.
Alt-Na-Craig House Care Home does not accept NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Sharon Houston is the manager of Alt-Na-Craig House Care Home.

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