Esther Bathgate is Care Home Manager at Gilmerton Care Home.
You’ll find Gilmerton Care Home has a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, situated in Edinburgh. We are a short drive away from the city centre and nearby to public transport, making us easily accessible for visitors to pop-in for a chat.
Our Care team offers nursing care for people who have complex medical needs, and 24-hour nursing dementia care provided by specialist teams trained in the complexities of looking after those living with dementia, who may also have other long-term medical conditions.
We also provide neurological care and rehabilitation where we support adults with complex physical disabilities or health needs caused by a range of neurological conditions.
We put the health and happiness of people living here at the heart of everything we do, we love to actively encourage them to take part in all decisions – contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.
Our home is only a mile away from Cameron Toll shopping centre, which makes for great days out for residents and their loved ones.
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We Can Provide
Companionship, Personal care, Palliative, End Of Life.
Each of our 75 rooms comes with a television point and an en-suite. We encourage all residents to make their bedrooms feel even cosier with personal touches such as cherished pictures, mementos and small items of furniture.
Our team is made up of qualified naturally caring people who continue to build their skills with on-going training.
As well as providing excellent professional care, our entire team is dedicated to fostering a sense of home and of belonging. That means taking plenty of time to understand individual residents, their likes and dislikes, and exploring all the ways we can make them happy and comfortable. It’s all about giving our residents and their loved ones the confidence that we’re providing the very best of care, and delivering special resident experiences every day.
We Accept Local Authority Funding
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare
The Importance Of Meal Times
There’s nothing quite like traditional home cooking to give everyone a lift.
We always ask residents and their families about their food preferences and dietary requirements. Our chef and catering team then work with dietitians to create meals that are nutritious and tasty, using fresh seasonal ingredients.
To add more variety, we also make a point of celebrating with special meals and events throughout the year. Residents can be served in our pleasant restaurant-style dining rooms or, if they prefer, they can take their meals in the privacy of their own rooms.
Another way we can help our residents to feel at home is for them to do familiar things. So our dedicated Activities Leaders gently encourage residents to carry on doing things they enjoy. If someone had a hobby or pastime they did before they arrived, we’ll encourage them to continue it with us. Or perhaps they may like to learn something new.
The important thing is that we treat every resident as an individual. If they enjoy sharing time with others, either in our home or on an organised trip out, they’re most welcome. Or, if they prefer quiet time alone, we’ll respect that too.