Blar Buidhe Care Home, Stornoway, Western Isles (Eilean Siar)
Blar Buidhe Care Home, Stornoway, Western Isles (Eilean Siar)
Blar Buidhe Care Home, Stornoway, Western Isles (Eilean Siar)

Blar Buidhe Care Home is located in Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis, in the Western Isles of Scotland, a purpose built 40 bedded care home offering Dementia and Nursing care.

At Blar Buidhe Care Home Residents have a choice of lounge areas which feature comfortable and specially designed furnishings. There is a range of comfortable and well-equipped bedrooms. Many bedrooms have en suite facilities; all are wheelchair friendly, have TV aerial points and a nurse call system.

Chefs at Blar Buidhe pride themselves in knowing the tastes of Residents and preparing a choice of fresh, nutritional meals and catering for any dietary and cultural needs. At HC-One, experienced Home Managers and members of staff ensure kindness is at the heart of everything they do.

Group: HC-One

Person in charge: Jane Afrin (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 40 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Asperger Syndrome • Autism/ASD • Bipolar/Manic Depression • Cancer Care • Challenging Behaviour • Colitis & Crohn's Disease • Down Syndrome • Drug Dependence (past or present) • Epilepsy • Head/Brain Injury • Hearing Impairment • Huntington's Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Muscular Dystrophy • Neuropathic • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Prader-Willi Syndrome • Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilties • Schizophrenia • Speech Impairment • Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Under 65 years. Ages 65+.

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Scottish Gaelic; Gaelic, Tagalog

Single Rooms: 36

Shared Rooms: 2

Rooms with ensuite WC: 38

Facilities & Services: Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

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

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 8.6 (8.560)

The user Review Score of 8.6 for Blar Buidhe Care Home is based on 5 Review/Recommendations. This Review Score of 8.560 is made up of 4.81 Points relating to the ratings and 3.75 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

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I have found this care home to be excellent in every respect. Any concerns are dealt with immediately with competent and friendly staff making the whole experience positive and comforting.

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

Well looked after
Staff helpful and cheerful
Very happy with standard of care.

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

Will recommend to anyone in doubt.

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

Blar Buidhe is a very comfortable home, with good food and the staff do well. I have been here about 8 months and have no worries. I get taken out in the minibus and sometimes the staff come in on their day off to take me out.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

I find the home and staff very nice. The only negative is lack of activities to stimulate my mother. I would like to request more activities for residents instead of just sitting in chairs.
Residents now eat at tables instead of the food being given out on trays, which is a big difference for the better.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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