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Pitcairn Lodge, Westhill, Aberdeenshire

Tel: 01224 742888

Pitcairn Lodge specialises in a number of specific personal care needs, including personalised residential and nursing, as well as skilled dementia care provision.

The home works closely with the surrounding community and other healthcare services, trains its staff in modern and traditional care techniques and supports an extensive choice of diet and lifestyle within its services.

There are two lounge areas for residents to choose from, a varied activities programme and a wide range of additional services and therapies.

Owner: European Care Group Ltd

Person in charge: John Murdoch (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 55 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age • Sensory Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 55

Shared Rooms: 0

Rooms with ensuite WC: 51

Weekly Charges Guide: Nursing Care Single £497 – £517

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Physiotherapy • Own Furniture if required • Near Public Transport • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest Care Inspectorate* Report on Pitcairn Lodge: click here

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

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Current Recommendations

Recommendation Score: 8.4 (8.354)

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Review of Pitcairn Lodge on Tuesday 4 February 2014 by Katherine Keay (Daughter of resident)

You know when you know! From my first exploratory visit - for my father with advancing Dementia and Parkinson's - Pitcairn Lodge was perfect to become his forever home. Thankfully after a very short wait he moved in. From very early on he settled in well - with an easy and relaxed atmosphere around the home, experienced and friendly staff, a lovely room and excellent facilities. As a visitor I was always welcome, in fact resident and family interaction is positively encouraged. Nothing was too much trouble - if you had a question when visiting they were always answered - from the manager right down to the cleaner, often followed by a cup of tea and biscuit with your family member. Sadly just into the New Year my father was taken ill and passed away a few days later. At this point I can only say I entered a whole new world at Pitcairn Lodge. The care and attention each and every staff member gave my father when he was so ill was truly and genuinely fantastic. At the same time the care and attention they gave to me and all my family members was exactly the same. They made a very sad and distressing time a lot less difficult to cope with because of their genuine care. I cannot thank them enough for everything they did for my father during his time with them. I wish all the staff and their expertly cared for residents many happy times. There is always a friendly smiling face at Pitcairn Lodge.

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

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Pitcairn Lodge on Monday 9 December 2013 by Margaret O'Donnell (Daughter of Resident)

My mother had an emergency operation and sadly dementia set in after suffering a vascular event. After months in hospital recuperating from the operation I was advised that mum needed to be placed in an EMI unit for her own safety. Although she has only been in Pitcairn Lodge for a few weeks she appears to have settled in well. The staff are all very professional, caring and friendly and have taken the time to get to know the family as well as the residents and have made a very difficult and traumatic experience slightly easier. The residents are encouraged to sit together in one of the lounges but if quiet time is required then a quiet lounge is available. Although nothing beats your own home when circumstances makes living at home impossible the staff and surroundings at Pitcairn Lodge make it the next best thing.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Pitcairn Lodge on Monday 9 September 2013 by Morag Simpson (partner of resident)

Early days yet but...my husband was finding life increasingly difficult because of poor memory problems having Alzheimer's, dementia, and hardening of the arteries. He was placed in a Nursing Home for respite and was thrown out after six days for displaying aggressive behaviour. The next six months were spent in a locked psychiatric ward having been given very little hope for the future. Within three days of being at Pitcairn he is happier than he has been at all in the past year. There is more stimulation all around. The fact that residents are encouraged to sit together whilst there is good quality music being played and reference books to pour over... The staff have all the qualities desirable for working in such an environment. With lots of humour in abundance....what a great environment for people in similar circumstances... I would thoroughly recommend Pitcairn...all needs cared for and all staff are there for the residents..

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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