Ashley Court Nursing Home

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33 Craighouse Terrace
Edinburgh
EH10 5LH

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Profile Strength
Excellent 93%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,639.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Carol Morrison is Manager at Ashley Court Nursing Home.

Ashley Court is run by Carol Morrison who was appointed Manager in January 2015. Having been the Deputy Manager since 2011, she is a well-established member of staff. She is aided by a terrific team of registered nurses, carers and support staff.

"I have been the Manager at Ashley Court since 2014. It is a privilege and a pleasure to look after our residents, and I have a terrific team helping our residents enjoy the later stage of life."

Ashley Court was purpose built and tastefully designed to fit in with the neighbouring buildings. It is very convenient for both Edinburgh city centre and the countryside.

Our facilities are excellent and our accommodation is warm, welcoming and very comfortable.

There is professional nursing care 24 hours a day and a busy events programme plus our own minibuses, to keep mind and body active.

"I am proud of the quality of life we enable our residents to enjoy."

Carol Morrison

Since 1985, Randolph Hill have had an enviable reputation for quality care provision. We are large enough to be able to provide great support, whilst small enough to avoid becoming overly bureaucratic and make decisions to fit every circumstance. 

We have a low staff turnover with 6 high performing nursing homes offering long and short-term care to those with particular medical needs, especially frail elderly people. 

Each Home’s philosophy is to provide competent, skilled and empathetic individual care. The Company is committed to future expansion, therefore each unit operates on a professional business basis, maintaining budgeted profit margins. 

Our homes are well run, attaining positive grades with the Care Inspectorate. Randolph Hill are committed to quality and look for like-minded people to support us achieving our objectives.


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Living at Ashley Court
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Palliative, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
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

Safety Measures
Hand hygiene is crucial in stopping the spread of the virus, and each of our homes has had a hand washing station installed at the entrance, for everyone to use as they arrive at the home.

In addition to our normal cleaning regimes, we have introduced extra cleaning schedules for our housekeeping teams, using products that are effective against coronavirus.

Visiting Opportunities

To keep residents, staff and visitors safe, we encourage all visitors to take a lateral flow test before each visit, and to strictly follow the guidance on hand washing and wearing a mask whilst in the home. Whilst mask wearing is no longer necessary when visiting the resident in their room, a face covering should be worn when walking through the home or visiting in communal areas.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) - Regulator’s Assessment
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, regulators have assessed the preparedness of care providers in relation to infection prevention and control. Details of the regulator’s latest findings can be found below.
Regulator: Care Inspectorate - Scotland
safe-tick Testing The provider assured the regulator that it was accessing testing for people using the service and staff.
safe-tick Use of PPE The provider assured the regulator that it was using personal protective equipment effectively and safely.
To view the provider’s latest Inspection Reports, Click here.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

When someone makes the decision to move into the home, safe visiting can begin on their first day.  Following discussion with the manager, a designated visitor (following our safe visiting protocol), can accompany the new resident, to help them to settle in to their new home.

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

Yes, our care home provides a telephone in all our resident’s rooms.

Family Portal

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

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With the restrictions on visiting during the pandemic, social media platforms such as these offer real insight when you are choosing a provider.

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Our Building and Facilities

At Ashley Court we enjoy being part of the local community in a building designed to blend into the lovely Morningside neighbourhood. Accessibility, light, fresh decor and outdoor space set us apart from many other nursing homes.

Residents have access to comfortable lounges and public areas. The lounges have Sky TV including the sports and movies channels, perfect for those chilly winter days.

Our lounges can also double up as Ashley Court’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!

All levels of the home are wheelchair friendly and accessible from two spacious lifts.

Our home has a beautiful garden with level stretches where residents can take a stroll. The spacious patio is the perfect place to simply sit and soak up the sun while enjoying a morning coffee.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

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

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Private Garden(s), Seating, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

Brochures
July-2021-RH-Ashley-Court-Brochure-web-v2-LR.pdf

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Description

We have 50 single bedrooms, all with ensuite facilities. Each bedroom has a TV, telephone access and a nurse call system, for prompt assistance.

Recent refurbishments has meant that Ashley Court now offers a range of room sizes from standard, premium and deluxe all complete with either ensuites or wet floor facilities. Some of our newly refurbished rooms have a number of enhanced finishes including Porcelanosa ceramic ensuite tiling, Farrow & Ball paint and premium electrical brands.

The bedrooms are arranged over three floors and each floor has a pantry, kitchen, lounge and other pleasant places to sit and socialise. On the ground floor our communal Rose Lounge is at the centre of Ashley Court life, with many of our activities taking place here as well as in the sunny conservatory.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 55
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 51
We offer these types of ensuite rooms: Wet Rooms.

Type Of Room
Shared Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Catch up TV, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point, Wifi.

Our Photos
Description

As a nursing home, Ashley Court has a particularly high level of qualified staff, with nurses on duty 24 hours a day, providing peace of mind for residents and their families. Our care staff are equally committed; together nurses and support staff form a professional, compassionate team with the ability to make life fulfilling and full of laughter.

At Ashley Court we employ managerial and administrative staff as well as domestic, kitchen and ancillary staff. Carol leads a strong professional unit where every member of staff knows the name of every resident. We treat our residents with compassion, affection and above all, respect.


Our Team
Carol Morrison
Carol Morrison
Manager

Ashley Court is run by Carol Morrison who was appointed Manager in January 2015. Having been the Deputy Manager since 2011, she is a well-established member of staff. She is aided by a terrific team of registered nurses, carers and support staff.

"I have been the Manager at Ashley Court since 2014. It is a privilege and a pleasure to look after our residents, and I have a terrific team helping our residents enjoy the later stage of life."

Ashley Court was purpose built and tastefully designed to fit in with the neighbouring buildings. It is very convenient for both Edinburgh city centre and the countryside.

Our facilities are excellent and our accommodation is warm, welcoming and very comfortable.

There is professional nursing care 24 hours a day and a busy events programme plus our own minibuses, to keep mind and body active.

"I am proud of the quality of life we enable our residents to enjoy."

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,639.00
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,415.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,415.00
Nursing Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,415.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £2,121.00

Funding Types
Region None specified
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding No
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare 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. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

Styles of Food Pink tick icon Gluten-free Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining Pink tick icon Lounge/Diner
Hospitality Pink tick icon Guests are welcome for dinner (Covid permitting)
Our Menu Pink tick icon ashley_court_menu.docx
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The preparation, nutritional value and presentation of food.

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

A critical component for good health.

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

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

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 Dining Room.


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

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

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 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 We have food theme days/nights.

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.

Activities Are So Important

Here at Ashley Court, the happiness and wellbeing of our residents is of the utmost importance to us. That’s why we organise a carefully planned programme of activities, designed to promote independence and offer mental and physical stimulation.

We have lots on offer, with something for everyone so residents can choose the activities that interest them most, whether they’re pursuing a life-long interest or discovering a new hobby.

We pride ourselves on our programme of activities here at Ashley Court, with around 120 hours of scheduled activities on offer. We often get the residents together to watch a film on the big screen in the large dining room, and many of our green-fingered residents also like to get out in the garden when the sun is shining, not only to enjoy the grounds, but to keep the plants and flowers in order.

Recently, we’ve held music concerts in Ashley Court, as well as movement classes including Tai Chi and meditation, to keep both the body and mind active. One of our residents also took the opportunity learn a new language.


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Timetables
Ashley-Court-May2022.pdf

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Crosswords, Excursions, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Singing, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Shopping.
Our Pets

Some residents benefit from visiting pets and they are also welcome as long as they are kept under control and do not disturb other residents.


Can You Bring Your Pet
No

33 Craighouse Terrace
Edinburgh
EH10 5LH

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 Outstanding
Staff Good
Management Good
Read More https://www.careinspectorate.com/index.php/care-services?detail=CS2003010612
Report Published 13th March 2020
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

Nearby Services
Bank, Chemist, Church, Golf Club, Hospital, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Post Office, Pub, Restaurant.

Frequently asked questions about Ashley Court Nursing Home

Ashley Court Nursing Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the Care Inspectorate - Scotland in March 2020.
Ashley Court Nursing Home provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Ashley Court Nursing Home has 55 rooms.
Prices for Ashley Court Nursing Home start from £1,639.00 per week.
Ashley Court Nursing Home is owned by Randolph Hill Nursing Homes Group.
Yes. Ashley Court Nursing Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Ashley Court Nursing Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Ashley Court Nursing Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Ashley Court Nursing Home does not accept Local Authority clients.
Ashley Court Nursing Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Carol Morrison is the manager of Ashley Court Nursing Home.

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