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
Latest Care Inspectorate* Report on Davidson House: click here
* Care Inspectorate is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in Scotland.
Recommendation Score: 8.2 (8.150)
The user 'Recommendation Score' (8.2 for Davidson House) is calculated using a combination of the average of all ratings on user Recommendations submitted in the last 2 years, and the total number of user recommendations submitted in relation to the number of beds at the care home. The maximum Recommendation Score is 10. To see more about the carehome.co.uk user recommendations please click here.
Submitted by Denis Bovey (Brother of Resident/Service User) on Tuesday 3 June 2014.
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
Care / Support: Excellent
Treated with Dignity: Excellent
Food & Drink: Excellent
Safety / Security: Excellent
Recipient: Davidson House
Date: Wednesday 05 Mar 2014
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