Tyneholm Stables Care Home

Tyneholm Estate
East Lothian
EH34 5DJ


Tel: 01875 340823

Care Provider: Sanctuary Care Limited

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

Ann Lyell is Care Home Manager at Tyneholm Stables Care Home.

Formerly a converted stables, this nursing home is a unique building nestled in its own rustic courtyard. The home is in a wonderful rural location of Tranent, with views over the fields and woodlands surrounding Pencaitland village.

At the helm is manager Ann Lyell, who has worked in care for 23 years. Ann and her experienced team provides a range of care tailored to the individual needs of their wonderful residents, including nursing care and dementia care.

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

Our Building and Facilities

The home is situated in the grounds of a country estate on the edge of Pencaitland village which has a few local shops and a bus service. Outside, there are two courtyards and a small garden area. Car parking is available to the front and side of the building. Communal sitting rooms and dining areas are available on each floor.

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, TV Lounges, Sitting Rooms.

What Else Do We Provide
Minibus, Lift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Seating, Communal Patio.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Interactive Digital Touch Table.

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We have 45 single rooms available, 11 of which come with en-suite facilities and wash hand basin. There are shared bathing and toilet facilities on each floor. Each room has a phone and television point. We encourage residents to personalise rooms according to their preferences and tastes. 

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 45
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 11

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Telephone Point.

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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

At Sanctuary Care we recognise meal times have always been a focus for residents in our homes which is why we invest in fantastic chefs and catering staff who can deliver delicious, nutritious menus and create an enjoyable dining experience for our residents. Some of our residents enjoy getting involved in the preparation and serving of food! You can read more about this in our case studies.

Cooked or continental? Sandwiches or hot food? The choice is yours with residents being involved in creating seasonal nutritional menus from old favourites to trying something new…there’s also always freshly baked cakes to enjoy for afternoon tea.

Midnight snack? No problem, refreshments are available to residents throughout the day and evening if they get a little peckish.

We encourage meal-times where residents can eat together and socialise in a relaxing environment but understand that residents may wish to enjoy food when they and where choose to have it.

Our trained staff understand the importance of eating well and staying hydrated and supporting residents living with dementia to enjoy food in their environment – making food more visible through coloured crockery and more appealing whether it's pureed, finger foods or moulded.

We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Dietary Options
Vegetarian, Vegan, Pureed, Diabetic.

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Activities Are So Important

Local people truly welcome the home and residents into the heart of their community. Representatives from nearby churches come to Tyneholm Stables to conduct special services especially for the residents. They also extend the warmest welcome when we take our residents to church services in the home’s minibus. The home is also just 15 miles from Edinburgh city centre.

Children from the local primary school frequently visit, taking part in themed events and activities. We also love to host community events where we invite people along for coffee mornings and fundraisers. Our residents also love to get out and about to popular places across East Lothian and more locally into the village.

The community spirit here is very special. When the area was hit by severe snowstorms, local people rallied round, helping the team to dig through the snow. With their help we were able to get in and out of the nursing home and make sure we had all the provisions we needed for our residents!

Many of our residents grew up in the area and have family close by in Pencaitland and Tranent. One of our gents waves to his grandchildren as they walk past after school every afternoon. Another of our lady’s daughters lives in the village so she pops over each day for tea. The loved ones of our residents are very much part of ife in the home, just as we like it, and are welcome to visit and take part in activities whenever they like.

There is a day centre nearby where our residents love to socialise with people from the village, take part in activities and enjoy a light lunch. It’s a lovely way for them to meet new people or catch up with old friends outside Tyneholm Stables.

Other places our residents love to visit include the beach at Longniddry Bents in Edinburgh. We will sit on the harbour with an ice cream or fish and chips, with a flask of tea, and watch the boats and the birds. The residents also enjoy outings to The Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick.

With the rural countryside right on our doorstep, some residents like to go on short walks every day through the fields or woodland, which we support them to do.

We very much embrace our Scottish heritage, with accordion players, highland dancers and traditional storytellers among the many talents from the East Lothian area that come to the home. Traditional Scottish fare is at the heart of our regional menu, with classics including neeps and tatties, Scotch pie and haggis and stovies.

For our residents who live with dementia, our nursing home has a very special addition, the ‘Magic Table’, which is a piece of sensory equipment created in the Netherlands. It uses light games projected onto a table to encourage residents to engage with each other. It’s a real joy to see residents, particularly those who may find verbal communication difficult, responding to the magical lights and sounds of the games.

Activities At Home
Board Games, Excursions, Card Games, Themed Events, Birthday Celebrations, Visiting Entertainment.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.

Tyneholm Estate
East Lothian
EH34 5DJ

Not yet rated.

Car Park on-site.

Places of Worship
Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Shops, Park, Pub.

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