Canmore Lodge Care Home

161 Robertson Road
Dunfermline
KY12 0BL

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Tel: 01383 622374

Care Provider: Barchester Healthcare Homes Limited

Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing, Dementia, Respite.
Availability Call for details
Overall CQC Rating Not Yet Rated
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Meet The Manager

Jane Aitken is Senior General Manager at Canmore Lodge Care Home.

I moved to the private sector from the NHS in 2006 and have worked with several leading care providers over the past decade. I now find myself as the Senior General Manager at Canmore Lodge, which has incredible internal and external environments, in addition to excellent facilities that are available to those we support.

Jane Aitken

Canmore Lodge is a purpose-built home offering 24-hour care and support to older people, including those living with dementia and physical disabilities. Our unique care options are designed to offer residents a person-centred experience and enhanced levels of care. For example, our dedicated Memory Lane Community provides high quality care for individuals living with dementia in a homely yet secure setting.

As with any Barchester home, our commitment to quality is reflected across all aspects of life within our home. Our skilled chefs are passionate about serving nutritious and delicious meals that cater to all tastes and dietary requirements, whilst our activities coordinators work hard to ensure our extensive social programme is tailored to stimulate residents both mentally and physically. Activities include regular day trips in our own minibus to the local beach, pub and other places of interest, as well as musical entertainment and pet therapy – plus much more!

The home is located in a quiet area on the fringe of Dunfermline, where it is close to local amenities and has good local transport links. We welcome visitors at any time, so please come and experience Canmore Lodge for yourself.

Click below to view our service information and Care Inspectorate reports. 

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Wheel Chair Bound, Physical Disability, Physically Frail.
Medication By Mouth, Injection, Suppository.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age
55

Our Building and Facilities

Our unique care options are designed to offer residents an excellent, person-centred experience at our home. Staff are always happy to offer helpful advice if you’re ever unsure of anything and are trained to provide a range of different services to those we support. Our home is equipped with a number of facilities and features that ultimately serve to increase the well-being of everyone living here.

On-site
Activity classes
Activity room
Day trips
Exercise classes
Flexible mealtimes
Internet access/wifi
Laundry
Landscaped gardens
Night bite menu
Quiet lounge
Relatives meal with residents
Special dietery requirements
TV lounge

Accessibility
Disabled bathroom
Disabled WC/facilities
Disabled parking
Disability awareness/equality training
Lifting and handling equipment
Step-free access
Wheelchair access within home
Mini bus or other transport

Extra services

Chiropody
Massage
Newspapers/magazines
Physiotherapy
Residents may retain their GP


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

How Many Floors We Have
1

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, TV Lounges, Sitting Rooms, Activities Room.

What Else Do We Provide
Chiropodist, GP, Physiotherapy, Minibus, Assisted Bathroom.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Seating.

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Accommodation

  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Nurse call system
  • Room with garden views
  • Secure access to building
  • Smoke detectors
  • Special bed
  • Thermostatic radiators

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished, Step Free Access, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Secure Access, Alarm.

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We strive to make life at Barchester care homes as stimulating and fulfilling as possible and are committed to ensuring independence, dignity and choice in every aspect of daily life.

From carers and nurses to activities co-ordinators and chefs, our compassionate staff are all trained to use a person-centred approach and spend time getting to know every individual in order to learn what they like and what is important to them.

Celebrating life, individuality and dignity is all part of the Barchester philosophy, so the care we provide is designed around these values. We understand that each person has individual needs, so our staff are trained to deliver bespoke, person-centred care to those we support.


Our Carers
Sharon Batchelor
Sharon Batchelor
Deputy Manager

Joined January 2017

I have worked within both the NHS and private sectors as a staff nurse, charge nurse and deputy manager. I moved to Strachan house in January 2017 as the Unit Nurse Manager and joined Canmore Lodge in July 2018 as the Deputy Manager. My passion is dementia care and the Memory Lane unit within the home is an excellent environment to enhance the quality of care for those we support.

Margaret Johnstone
Margaret Johnstone
Unit Manager - Carnegie

Hi my name is Margaret and I am the Unit Manager for our Carnegie Unit.

Marilou Baltisoto
Marilou Baltisoto
Unit Manager - Memory Lane

Joined 2004

I have worked at Canmore Lodge since 2004. Our home is a busy hub in the community of Dunfermline. Our aim on Memory Lane is to ensure everyone has the opportunity to have as good a quality of life as they can and continue to live their lives to the fullest.

Kimberley Richardson
Kimberley Richardson
Administrator

Kimberley has worked at Canmore Lodge for the last 8 years. She has been in her existing role for the last year and a half.

Residents, relatives and staff have the pleasure of her bubbly and welcoming presence!

Emma Stewart
Emma Stewart
Admin Assistant

Emma is new in post at Canmore Lodge and is part of our administration team that supports our residents, relatives and staff.

Shaun Adamson
Shaun Adamson
Activities Coordinator

I have worked in the home for the last 12 years. I was a Carer before I decided to be an Activities Coordinator. I enjoy doing what I do as I love spending time with the residents and their Families. I like to plan events for the home and like to participate as much as I can.

I have lived in Dunfermline all my life and enjoy walking, cycling and going to different places with my daughter.

Gerrard Fox
Gerrard Fox
Physiotherapist

Having had many years' experience within both the private and public health sectors, Gerard, our Physiotherapist, has a special interest in neurological rehabilitation. He retains a close working relationship with the NHS Wheelchair Service, Orthopaedics  and the Spasticity Management Service.

Gerard runs regular Keep-Fit & Relaxation Classes, together with garden walks with Rocky, our pet therapy dog. Postural management and one-to-one sessions are held within our large, dedicated gym.

Davis Mathai
Davis Mathai
Head Chef

Hello, my name is Davis and I am Head Chef at Canmore Lodge here in Dunfermline. We pride ourselves in making sure our residents enjoy and receive the meals that they want to eat. Spicy food and home baking always goes down a treat!

Lynne Livingston
Lynne Livingston
Head Housekeeper

My name is Lynne and I am the Head Housekeeper at Canmore Lodge. Part of my role at Canmore Lodge is overseeing the laundry and domestic team and ensuring the environment is kept clean and homely. As I go around all areas in Canmore, I get the pleasure of forming therapeutic relationships with our residents and their loved ones.

Stephen Forrest
Stephen Forrest
Head of Maintenance

My name is Stephen and I am newly appointed Head of Maintenance at Canmore Lodge. I have previous experience in maintenance and have worked at Canmore Lodge since 2018.

I enjoy being part of the team here at Canmore and find it very self-rewarding being able to help in any way.

The Importance Of Meal Times

Food and Nutrition at Canmore Lodge

Here at Canmore Lodge our experienced catering team aims to provide only the best in nutritional and delicious food. Our meals are cooked from fresh and are always served to a high standard. Our chefs cater to each individual’s dietary requirements and tastes. They also love creating cakes for birthdays and other treats for special occasions to make those events that little bit sweeter.

Dietary requirements

For residents that have difficulties in swallowing we modify the menu of the day so that is it a soft, palatable dish.  To support our chefs in producing these dishes, our hospitality and Chef Academy organises theory and practical workshops.  Working in partnership with Nutricia, our practical workshops involve all chefs and deputy managers learning about dysphagia and producing these modified menus. The chefs work with the chef trainer to prepare fork mashable and thick puree meals to the correct consistency, taste and presentation.  The deputy managers can then ensure all modified menus served are presented correctly for our residents.

Attracting top chefs

Our chefs are recruited on the basis of an interview with the regional hospitality support team and the manager for the home. Selection also involves a practical element where potential cooks are asked to cook for and meet a panel of people living in the home. Chefs take their job extremely seriously and our annual Chef competition sees our chefs battle it out in regional heats and then at a national final for the accolade of 'Barchester's Chef of the Year'.


We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Dietary Options
Vegetarian, Vegan, Pureed, Diabetic.

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Menu
SAMPLE DAILY MENU.pdf SAMPLE BREAKFAST MENU.pdf SAMPLE ALTERNATIVE MENU.pdf
Activities Are So Important

Our Activities Coordinators are committed to organising a variety of events as well as offering tailored programmes to stimulate residents both mentally and physically. There are regular outings in the minibus to local places of interest, such as trips to the beach for ice cream, pub visits for a pint, and regular trips to Dobbies for tea and cakes. Georgie Girl, an old English sheep dog, also stops by the home on regular basis for pet therapy. Musical entertainment is a big hit with residents as well, so we book fan favourites to come and play at the home each month. At Canmore, relatives are always encouraged to join in on the fun too.


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Activities At Home
Music, Singing, Gardening, Board Games, Crosswords, Word Games, Excursions, Card Games, Themed Events, Birthday Celebrations, Visiting Entertainment.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.

161 Robertson Road
Dunfermline
KY12 0BL

Not yet rated.

Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Train Station nearby, Car Park on-site.

Places of Worship
Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Hospital, Shops, Park, Pub.

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