Alma McFadyen House, Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway
Alma McFadyen House, Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway
Alma McFadyen House, Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

Alma McFayden House is a high-quality residential home for older people in Dalbeattie which is based in the heart of the town centre. It has excellent links with local transport routes and amenities and has a long history of providing care to older people in the local community.

Housed in a characterful historic building the home previously belonged to the town’s doctor, Alma. First opened as a care home in 1965, this residence has had a modern extension added since a local businesswoman bequeathed a considerable sum to the home in her will.

Today, this well-furnished and attractively decorated home has 20 bedrooms designed with both comfort and health and safety in mind.
Highly compassionate and dedicated staff are selected by the home and trained to a high standard, promoting the dignity and respect of individuals at all times.

There are a variety of activities coordinated within the home, such as bingo, dominoes, card making and quizzes, with trips out organised daily.

A menu of healthy and delicious meals is prepared daily by the home’s chef. Individual dietary requirements are always considered.

Group: St Philips Care Group

Person in charge: Leanna Mitchell (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Dumfries and Galloway Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 24 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Cancer Care • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 22

Shared Rooms: 1

Rooms with ensuite WC: 6

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Physiotherapy • Independent Living Training • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest Care Inspectorate* Report on Alma McFadyen House: click here

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

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7.8 Alma McFadyen House has a Review Score of 7.8 (7.791)

The Review Score of 7.8 (maximum of 10) for Alma McFadyen House is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Alma McFadyen House in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.2 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Care Home / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Care Home receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.583 for Alma McFadyen House is calculated as follows: ( (7 Excellents x 5) + (5 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.583

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Care Home to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 3.208 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Alma McFadyen House is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 4.8 positive Reviews (24 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 4.8 Target = 0.208

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

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Reviewer Connection to Alma McFadyen House

  • Son of Resident/Service User

Dad celebrates his 1st anniversary at Alma McFadyen House the first week of December having decided that solitary living since his wife's passing 3 years earlier was too difficult. Alma House was recommended by everyone we spoke to, has very strong links with the local community with many family residents now or in the past, or having worked at the home or familiar with the staff and residents.
Dad applied, was accepted and moved in within the week. He has been happy, contented and safe ever since. During every visit, we find the home calm and peaceful and the attentive staff tho' busy always find time to meet and chat about Dads progress. The Manager has been most helpful in advising how we could apply for extra support from the local authority.
Alma House is a beautiful retirement home, spacious for 23 residents and is always warm, clean and fresh as are the residents. A review of 1000 words cannot begin to convey our pleasure and thanks to have Dad so well looked after. Well Done Alma House team.

How likely would you be to recommend Alma McFadyen House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

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Awards / Recognitions

February 2017

April 2014

Anne Jamieson Memorial Award

Recipient: Alma McFadyen House

Date: Thursday 10 Apr 2014

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March 2014

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