Michelle McGinley is Care Home Manager at Camilla House Care Home.
A grade II listed building, Camilla House is an absolutely stunning Georgian building with period features that lies in a conservation area of Edinburgh.
In the home’s recent Care Inspectorate report, it was rated Good in all of the areas inspected. Comments in the report included: “I and the family are delighted by the care that he is getting” and “top quality, could not ask for more”.
Situated in the Grange, a desirable area of the capital city of Scotland, staff at the home spend a lot of time taking residents, who receive nursing care and dementia care, to some truly wonderful places nearby.
Our home is currently working with NHS Lothian, which is working with our staff to deliver specialist dementia care training at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
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Inside the nursing home the period features have been sympathetically restored, with high ceilings, cornicing and a stunning wooden staircase. Camilla House is also currently being refurbished to a high standard, with these beautiful features being retained.
Two sitting rooms and a dining room are provided on the ground floor, with a smaller sitting room and dining area available on the first floor. Toilets and bathing facilities are available on each floor. There are kitchen and laundry facilities within the home. Outside the care home there is a pleasant enclosed garden area for residents use. Car parking is available in the grounds.
Here at Camilla House we have 39 bedrooms, 6 of which have en-suite facilities, with toilet and wash hand basin. Another 6 rooms have en-suite bathing facilities. We encourage residents to personalise rooms according to their preferences and tastes. Each room has phone and television points.
About Our Rooms
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Number Of Ensuite Rooms
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Freeview TV, Telephone Point.
Meet Our Carers
Our vision of keeping kindness at the heart of our care underpins the ethos of our entire organisation.
From our wonderful teams who care for our residents like they were members of their own families through to our senior management team – we are all here for the same reason.
We are committed to ensuring our residents, who choose Sanctuary Care to support them in their later years, are able to live happy and contented lives full of wonderful experiences and memories.
This is achieved through our dedication to recruiting the right staff who are supported to build rewarding careers with us, investing in our care homes and working together with our residents and those closest to them to deliver care and support in a way which shows true kindness at the heart of our care.
The Importance Of Meal Times
Mealtimes are a real highlight of the day and chef Rowena has entered Sanctuary Care’s Chef of the Year contest – so watch this space! She is fantastic at preparing traditional Scottish fare, as well as trying out new and exciting dishes. If a resident fancies something that is not on the menu, she will always create something especially for them.
Rowena spends time getting to know our residents and what they love to eat, as well as their nutritional and dietary needs, so she can prepare healthy dishes that they look forward to eating.
If you step outside Camilla House, there is King’s Theatre, where we like to take residents for shows and the all-important Christmas pantomime. There is also Usher Hall, a spectacular concert hall which our residents adore. At the national library of Scotland in Edinburgh, the team are able to take residents to listen to musical performances and exchange books.
Within walking distance of the home, the local church has a dementia café, where we take residents to spend time with people from other nursing homes in the area. Camilla House is also very lucky to have the Hibernian Football Club nearby in Leith, which embraces us at a club it runs for people living with dementia. Our residents are welcomed along to meet the great players from the good old days, from Willie Henderson to Peter Cormack. These special days happen every month and are simply magical. Our residents’ faces light up as they meet players who are their legends. They have their pictures taken with them and talk about the clubOther things to do nearby the home include lovely barge trips from Rathro to Livingston, as well as Maid of the Fourth sightseeing boat tours under the Forth Bridge to Inchcolm Island, which are wheelchair accessible.
In our minibus, Portobello Beach, just outside Edinburgh city centre, is a short drive from the nursing home. Our residents love to go here and sit on the promenade with an ice cream.