Strathtay House Care Home, Perth, Perth & Kinross
Strathtay House Care Home, Perth, Perth & Kinross
Strathtay House Care Home, Perth, Perth & Kinross

Strathtay House Care Home is a 40 bedded property, located within a residential area of Perth, offering residential dementia, residential care and specialist care.

The care home has a choice of lounge areas which feature comfortable and specially designed furnishings, as well as a range of comfortable and well-equipped bedrooms; some with views of the courtyard garden.

Chefs at Strathtay House pride themselves on knowing the tastes of residents, preparing a choice of home-cooked, 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: Mary McKigan (Home Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Perth and Kinross Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 40 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alcohol Dependence (past or present) • Alzheimer's • Down Syndrome • Epilepsy • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 40

Rooms with ensuite WC: 40

Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Separate Dementia Care Unit • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest Care Inspectorate* Report on Strathtay House Care Home: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

Bed Vacancies

posted 23 May 2017

Please contact us for information regarding our bed availability

Reviews

9.4 Strathtay House Care Home has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.356)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Strathtay House Care Home is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Strathtay House Care Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 7 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 4.481 for Strathtay House Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (71 Excellents x 5) + (52 Goods x 4) + (8 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 131 Ratings = 4.481

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 4.875 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Strathtay House Care Home is based on 7 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 8 Target = 0.875

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


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    6
  • Good
    5
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Strathtay House Care Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Strathtay House Care Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    3
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    3
  • Resident / Service User
    2
  • Niece of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Sister-in-law of Resident/Service User
    1
  • more

GP changed medication resulting in my father becoming extremely unwell over a period of 5 days. The situation was vigilantly monitored and I was informed regarding the concerns until the GP was contactable. The medication was withdrawn, resulting in significant improvement in less than 24hours.
An unrelated hospital appointment and dental visit (both also attended by me) were sensitively handled and helped my father to be reassured. The level of care given in these situations was commensurate with the degree of need in the individual.
The care afforded to my father and communication with myself is of a high standard and I am always consulted regarding all matters.

How likely would you be to recommend Strathtay House Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My husband is being cared for by a lovely staff and they are always very helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Strathtay House Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The only real issue at Strathtay House Care is the food. Basically, the choices are totally unimaginative. Every single evening the choice is one thing or scrambled eggs. Frankly, we believe there is a training issue here. Nor do the choices reflect the age group we are dealing with. I.e. Garlic wasn't readily available when the residents were young wives and mothers trying to 'make do'. They are not used to fancy foods. Everything was good old fashioned home cooking such as fish and chips, tatties and mince etc. ALL the food is overcooked to the point of being inedible!! The other minor issue is the activities aren't engaging enough. The residents need to be stimulated, not left to stagnate.
Home manager is proactive in encouraging extra activities to help keep the residents as happy as can be.

How likely would you be to recommend Strathtay House Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

HC-One, Careline Team at Strathtay House Care Home responded to this review on 27 Feb 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about Strathtay Care Home. Following this, we have reviewed the meals and carried out a survey with the residents and as a result, have made some changes to our menus.
We strive to provide a range of activities for residents to enjoy and are very happy to listen to any suggestions and incorporate these if possible.

Due to health reasons, I have not been up for a while. Spoke to my sister the other day and I asked her if she was still enjoying it. Her reply was "yes". Everybody is good. Nurses and staff are very good and food is lovely. What more can you ask for?

How likely would you be to recommend Strathtay House Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

After one year of my father being in care, I have found all staff helpful and professional. Any issues that have arisen, they have been attended to promptly and efficiently. My father's views are, he says he has settled in fine, and likes all the staff. His only struggle is the food!
He is just a bit "fussy", not seen as a problem though.

I have just had a meeting with senior staff and we have been over all areas relating to my father, I am more than happy that all his needs and requirements are being met.

How likely would you be to recommend Strathtay House Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My uncle is well cared for, they are very kind to him. His room is lovely and clean, the food is fresh, appetising and they get a wide variety.
The staff care friendly and caring although many are foreign they speak good english and my uncle gets on well with them.
The building is well maintained and the décor is fresh and inviting.

How likely would you be to recommend Strathtay House Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Home and staff are excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Strathtay House Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

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

The care home has provided myself with a safe place to be. The manager and staff are always very caring. I am very happy in the care home.

How likely would you be to recommend Strathtay House Care Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Staff are kind and caring toward residents. Daily activities are provided to stimulate and provide entertainment. Support provided for relatives ie. my elderly mother when she comes to visit. Relatives treat mum with courtesy when visiting. Overall very pleased with the care home.

How likely would you be to recommend Strathtay House Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I have absolutely no worries that my mother is in this care home. Every one of the staff whom I have met are excellent. The litmus test is seeing how well mother is cared for and she appears at ease. I am particularly impressed by the state of cleanliness and lack of odour from the surroundings. I am so lucky my mother managed to secure placement in Strathtay House a credit to all the staff and manager, well done Strathtay House.

How likely would you be to recommend Strathtay House Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

I find, overall, Strathtay House in every way is excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Strathtay House Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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Awards / Recognitions

April 2017

Top 20 Large Care Home Groups 2017

Recipient: HC-One

Date: Saturday 01 Apr 2017

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February 2016

Top 20 Large Care Home Groups 2016

Recipient: HC-One

Date: Monday 15 Feb 2016

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Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Mary

Mary McKigen

Job Title: Home Manager

Joined: 2015

Description:

As a Registered Nurse, Mary has over 20 years’ experience in providing care and support for older people to enrich their lives. She is a knowledgeable and dedicated leader who is passionate about delivering the highest possible standards in care and quality of life for Residents.

Mary joined Strathtay House as Home Manager because she closely shares HC-One’s vision in aiming to provide the kindest care for each and every Resident. She uses her experience to motivate her team to deliver care and support in a way that Residents gain the most benefit, in a warm and welcoming home.

She also works hard to arrange events and activities with nearby organisations and is always quick to welcome the local community to Strathtay House.

When asked what she enjoys most about her role, Mary remarked: “I get huge satisfaction from seeing our Residents smile and laugh.”

Outside of work, Mary spends much of her spare time with her grandchildren and enjoys reading to relax.

If you would like to find out more information about Strathtay House, Mary has an ‘Open Door Policy’ and would be pleased to welcome you for an informal discussion.

Care Home Idol 2016

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