Fidra House Nursing Home

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67 Dirleton Avenue
North Berwick
Lothian
EH39 4QL

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Profile Strength
Excellent 93%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,497.00
Regulator's Rating Good
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Meet The Manager

Trisha Smith is Manager at Fidra House Nursing Home.

Fidra House is managed by Trisha Smith. Trisha has worked in care homes for over 30 years, joined Fidra House in early 2021, and brings extensive experience and a wealth of knowledge about care of older people. Trisha works closely with Deputy Manager Jill Paterson in leading the team of  support staff, care workers and registered nurses. Trisha is passionate about providing the highest standard of care. If you would to know more about Fidra House and services on offer please get in touch with Trisha or Jill and they will be happy to assist.

Trisha Smith

Fidra House is a purpose built nursing home nestling within leafy grounds close to the heart of the community. Situated in the pretty coastal town of North Berwick and set in leafy grounds with trees, we provide high-quality nursing care for older people in a community setting.


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, Palliative, Personal care.
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, Crohn's Disease, Epilepsy, Huntington Disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Schizophrenia, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Challenging Behaviour.
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 you should continue to wear a face covering 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 Infection Screening We are using technology to screen for infections & monitor symptoms.
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 Admission The provider assured the regulator that it was admitting people safely to the service.
safe-tick Premises The provider assured the regulator that it was promoting safety through the layout and hygiene practices of the premises.
safe-tick Shielding The provider assured the regulator that it was using personal protective equipment effectively and safely.
safe-tick Staffing The provider assured the regulator that it was making sure infection outbreaks can be effectively prevented or managed.
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.
safe-tick Visitors The provider assured the regulator that it was preventing visitors from catching and spreading infections.
To view the provider’s latest Inspection Reports, Click here.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

We offer a safe visiting space

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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Our Building and Facilities

Fidra House, our North Berwick nursing home, is especially designed with the needs of older people in mind. The interior is spacious, lending a real feel of airiness to the building, this in combination with beautiful landscaped gardens and full accessibility makes Fidra House the ideal location for older people who value a high-quality standard of living. 

Set across 3 floors, our 60 single bedrooms have ensuite showers, internet access, telephone, nurse call system and wall mounted private TVs. The rooms enable our residents to maintain their independence in their own exclusive living space with all the assistance they require nearby.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Coffee Shop / Café, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

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

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

Brochures
Dec21-Fidra-House-Brochure-web-v3.pdf

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Description

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.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 60
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 60
We offer these types of ensuite rooms: WC and Basin.

Type Of Room
Kitchenette, Shared Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Internet Access, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point.

Our Photos
Description

As a nursing home, Fidra House has a very dedicated team and a high level of qualified staff. Our nurses are on duty 24 hours a day and this provides peace of mind for residents and their families. Together with our committed care and support staff, there is a professional and compassionate team with the ability to bring joy and fulfilment every day.

At Fidra House, the team comprises of managerial and administrative staff as well as domestic, kitchen and ancillary staff. Trisha and other senior staff, lead a strong professional unit where staff get to know the name of every resident and treat our residents with compassion, affection and above all, respect.


Our Team
Trisha Smith
Trisha Smith
Manager

Fidra House is managed by Trisha Smith. Trisha has worked in care homes for over 30 years, joined Fidra House in early 2021, and brings extensive experience and a wealth of knowledge about care of older people. Trisha works closely with Deputy Manager Jill Paterson in leading the team of  support staff, care workers and registered nurses. Trisha is passionate about providing the highest standard of care. If you would to know more about Fidra House and services on offer please get in touch with Trisha or Jill and they will be happy to assist.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,497.00

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 Pureed Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining Pink tick icon Café Pink tick icon Lounge/Diner
Hospitality Pink tick icon Guests are welcome for dinner (Covid permitting)
Our Menu Pink tick icon fidra_menu.docx
Our Photos

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.

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 There is a weekly 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 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 There are no unnecessary disruptions during mealtimes.

Activities Are So Important

We place a strong emphasis on activities at Fidra House and encourage residents to spend as much time as they want enjoying all the activities on offer. We currently devote twice as many hours to activities as officially recommended by the care inspectorate in order to keep our residents entertained and engaged.

We’re lucky enough to be based in beautiful North Berwick, giving us easy access to explore the rest of East Lothian in our mini buses. Our recent trips have included bus trips to visit the other pretty towns, villages and beachlines dotted along the coastline.

Other community-based activities we run on a regular basis include going to church services, coffee mornings, tea dances and shopping trips.


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Timetables
fidrahouse-activiity-planner-.pdf

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

Activities Outside Our Home
Cinema, Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Shopping, Shopping Centre.
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

67 Dirleton Avenue
North Berwick
Lothian
EH39 4QL

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
Read More https://www.careinspectorate.com/index.php/care-services?detail=CS2008179811
Report Published 10th March 2020
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

Nearby Services
Church, Garden Centre, Library, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Post Office, Pub, Restaurant, Shops, Surgery.

Frequently asked questions about Fidra House Nursing Home

Fidra House Nursing Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the Care Inspectorate - Scotland in March 2020.
Fidra House Nursing Home provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Fidra House Nursing Home has 60 rooms.
Prices for Fidra House Nursing Home start from £1,497.00 per week.
Fidra House Nursing Home is owned by Randolph Hill Nursing Homes Group.
Yes. Fidra House Nursing Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Fidra House Nursing Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Fidra House Nursing Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Fidra House Nursing Home does not accept Local Authority clients.
Fidra House Nursing Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Trisha Smith is the manager of Fidra House Nursing Home.

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