Gowrie House Care Home

18/20 West Albert Road, Kirkcaldy KY1 1DL

Gowrie House Care Home is situated within its own private grounds, located in Kirkcaldy and is close to shops, amenities, public transport and the A92 motorway.

The service provides nursing care for people who live with more complex medical needs, whilst offering residential care for those who need support with everyday activities such as washing, dressing or eating, as well as keeping on top of taking medications.

Nursing and residential care is also provided for those living with dementia. In addition, respite or short stay care is available to give family or friends a well-earned break.

Gowrie House has fabulous views across the Firth of Forth and residents and their families can enjoy the beautiful garden. Barbecues and parties are held regularly in the garden.

Traditional home cooking using fresh produce is offered with choices being available. Special diets can be catered for.

With a dedicated activities coordinator in place, you will be rest assured that there will always be activities taking place in and out of the home for residents to enjoy.

Group: Four Seasons Health Care

Person in charge: Caroline Jones (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 60 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Mental Health Condition • Old Age • Physical Disability

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's

Admission Information: Ages 60+.

Single Rooms: 60

Rooms with ensuite WC: 60

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Close to Local shops • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

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

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

Overview

The Review Score of 6.6 (maximum of 10) for Gowrie House Care Home 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 4 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Gowrie House Care Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.0 out of 5 from 4 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no positive reviews in the last 12 months)

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.604 for Gowrie House Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (29 Excellents x 5) + (19 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 48 Ratings = 4.604

  • 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 2.042 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Gowrie House Care Home is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75 then divided by 2 = 1.875

    2. Target of 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 12 Target = 0.333 , then divided by 2 = 0.167

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

6.6 Gowrie House Care Home has a Review Score of 6.6 (6.646) from 4 Reviews


Average Ratings

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    3
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    3
  • Likely
    1
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Reviewer Connection to Gowrie House Care Home

  • Resident / Service User
    2
  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Husband of Resident/Service User
    1

How to start off describing my life over the past two years is no easy task.
Firstly, the shock of the sudden death of our beloved son, followed shortly after my diagnosis of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, was too much for my body to bear.
I don't remember much of the rest of the next year and a half, except being in hospital a lot for chemotherapy. I believe I suffered terrible "mind" disorders, but with the excellent care of all at Gowrie House, I have come back to "life" again and my memory has returned (for my age!). I know that, without the good care and attention of all members of staff, I would not have made this miraculous recovery.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Staff are helpful and friendly. My room and the home itself are kept clean as staff come in every morning and clean the toilet and my room. I enjoy the company at mealtimes but can sit in my room if I wish and do my knitting or watch the television. I have my hair washed and set every week. I have been here for over 1 years now and am quite settled.

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

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

After a lengthy hospitalisation due to various illnesses including delirium, my wife was discharged to the care of Gowrie House. She was doubly incontinent, unable to stand and delirious. She was met at the door by caring staff and looked after so well that in ten months she was able to go home with minimal home care. I am extremely pleased and thankful for the care, love and dedication provided by all the staff at Gowrie House which enabled my wife to return home. They really care!

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

When my mother needed full-time care, something I was unable to provide for her.
Finding the right care home can be a nightmare.
We did try one well known one, to begin with, but that did not work out, less said the better.
Needless to say, I needed to move her, and so I was apprehensive at first when I first placed her in Gowirie House! but it was the best move possible, the care was second to none.
She was there for four years, and it was the best peace of mind I had had for years.
When she became terminal and was moved to the hospital, I was expected to stick to visiting hours!!!!!!
So when the home said they would take her back, the relief was unbelievable, plus I could stay as long as I wished .
The staff there are so thoughtful not just for their charge but family as well.
10/10

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

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