Isle View Care Home

Aultbea, Achnasheen IV22 2HU

Isle View is a purpose built nursing home in the Scottish Highlands overlooking Loch Ewe. All rooms have their own en-suite facilities and residents are encouraged to personalise them.

There are two sitting rooms and a dining room. The home employs two activity coordinators who provide a weekly programme of varied activities that meet the needs of all the residents. There is also a regular programme of visiting musicians who come to the home. Residents are also encouraged to access the local community on trips out. Nursing staff are always on duty and can provide full nursing care for those who need it.

Their staffing ratio is very high to ensure that the needs of all the residents are fully met.

Owner: AKAM Care Ltd, Andrew Mcluckie and Alexandra McCauley

Person in charge: Catherine Hersee (Registered Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 25 Service Users

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

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Cancer Care • Challenging Behaviour • Hearing Impairment • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 60+.

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

Single Rooms: 23

Shared Rooms: 1

Rooms with ensuite WC: 23

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single from £524 Nursing Care Single from £609 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact Isle View Care Home to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Sheltered Housing • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access


Visitors welcome at any time.

Latest Care Inspectorate* Report on Isle View Care Home: click here

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


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Staff Profiles


Cassie Hersee

Job Title: Registered Manager

Joined: 2016


Cassie started nursing in Accident and Emergency in a major trauma centre in Liverpool where she worked for many years. She then worked as a practice nurse and then in latter years moved into Adult Social Work Services management and commissioning and eventually Nursing Home management in North East Scotland and the Outer Hebrides.

Cassie became the Registered Manager at Isle View Nursing Home in December 2016. When she's not working, Cassie is a very keen birdwatcher and photographer.


Alexandra McLuckie

Job Title: Proprietor

Joined: 2011


Alexandra specialised in Cognitive Psychology and Social Sciences at Edinburgh University obtaining her MA Hons degree and MSc Masters Degree, in Cognitive Science.

She has worked on Social Care projects with care staff and people with Dementia in partnership with Edinburgh University, NHS Education Scotland (NES), NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (QIS) and NHS Health Scotland.

In 2011, Alexandra and her husband, Andrew McLuckie, formed AKAM Care Ltd and became the proprietors of Isle View Care Home. It is their only care home.

Alexandra enjoys writing, drawing, reading, playing and listening to music, walking with the dogs and photography at every opportunity.


Andrew McLuckie

Job Title: Proprietor

Joined: 2011


Andrew has had a long career as an Army Officer, both as a regular full time soldier and in the Territorial Army, serving in Germany, Iraq and more recently based at home in Stirling.

He was Operations Manager for a residential team building and leadership development centre working with a range of individuals and companies both at home and abroad.

In 2011, Andrew and his wife Alexandra formed AKAM Care Ltd and became the proprietors of Isle View Care Home. It is their only care home.

Outside work Andrew enjoys country walks with the dogs, reading, nature documentaries, cooking, cars and rugby.

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