Davidson House, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Davidson House, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Davidson House, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Davidson House is a care facility that looks to demonstrate professional care alongside Christian principles. Personal dignity is placed at the core of the service, with a skilled team providing practical support depending on each individual's needs. The charity was formed in 1865 and has an excellent history for making a difference to vulnerable people's lives.

Group: The Salvation Army

Person in charge: Hester Davis (Home Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Edinburgh City Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , 40 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 40

Rooms with ensuite WC: 40

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single from £595

Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Own GP if required • Smoking not permitted • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Television point in own room

* Care Inspectorate is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in Scotland.

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 8 (8.039)

The user Review Score of 8 for Davidson House is based on 2 Review/Recommendations. This Review Score of 8.039 is made up of 4.739 Points relating to the ratings and 3.3 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

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My mother has been in Davidson House since December 2014. During that time her care has been excellent and getting better. The home manager is exceptional and under her tenure all aspects of the home have got better and I'm sure will continue to do so. All the staff are superb. The food is excellent. The home is clean under the present management team, I'm confident that things can only get better still.

How likely would you be to recommend Davidson House? Extremely LIKELY

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

As a retired pastor I have many years experience of visiting care homes and now regularly visit my own sister in Davidson House. I find the staff unfailingly helpful and considerate. The facilities and furnishings are on a generous scale and attractively presented. I have never found any of the helpers officious or inattentive or speaking or behaving inappropriately. I consider Davidson House to be exemplary.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

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