Gowrie House Care Home, Kirkcaldy, Fife
Gowrie House Care Home, Kirkcaldy, Fife
Gowrie House Care Home, Kirkcaldy, Fife

Gowrie House Care Home is located in Kirkcaldy and is close to shops, amenities, public transport and the A92. The Postings Shopping Centre and High Street are less than a mile away.

This purpose built care home offers accommodation in single occupancy rooms, all of which have private toilet facilities.
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.

There are six lounges with dining areas in the home where residents can socialise at meal times, of course meals can be served in residents own rooms if preferred. Traditional home cooking using fresh produce is served with residents being able to select from the choices available daily. Special diets can be catered for.

Regular visits are made to the home by an experienced hair stylist and qualified chiropodist. Complementary therapies can also be arranged.

The home offers a varied programme of activities for the benefit of residents.

Group: Four Seasons Health Care

Person in charge: Anjie Restar (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*: Old Age

Single Rooms: 60

Rooms with ensuite WC: 60

Facilities & Services: 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

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.

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Reviews

8.4 Gowrie House Care Home has a Review Score of 8.4 (8.354)

The Review Score of 8.4 (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 3.8 out of 5 from 3 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 4.604 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 3.75 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Gowrie House Care Home is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 12 Target = 0.250

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

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

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4 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: Good

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

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

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