Erskine Edinburgh Home, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Erskine Edinburgh Home, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Erskine Edinburgh Home, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Erskine Edinburgh is proud to care for veterans and their spouses. The Erskine Edinburgh Home opened in 2002 and is situated in the heart of Gilmerton, on the south side of Edinburgh. The purpose-built accommodation provides 24-hour nursing and dementia care, both long term and respite, for 76 residents.

Erskine Edinburgh Home enjoys a close association with the serving Armed Forces, sharing its landscaped grounds with the Army's Personnel Recovery Centre.

Group: Erskine Hospital

Person in charge: Alison Payne (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 72 Service Users

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

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Cancer Care • Challenging Behaviour • Epilepsy • Hearing Impairment • Huntington's Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Muscular Dystrophy • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Anyone, including their spouse or widow/er, who has served in The Armed Forces for at least 1 day is eligible. Erskine welcomes those who have served either as a Regular or on National Service in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army or Royal Air Force. This includes volunteers and regular reserves. Ex members of the Merchant marine who were deployed on active service; the current spouse of those listed above; members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary; members of the Home Guard or the widow/widower of any of the above, unless the spouse has remarried.. Ages 18+.

Single Rooms: 72

Rooms with ensuite WC: 72

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Physiotherapy • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • 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 Erskine Edinburgh Home: click here

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

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Reviews

9.1 Erskine Edinburgh Home has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.147)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Erskine Edinburgh Home is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Erskine Edinburgh Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 5 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 4.8 for Erskine Edinburgh Home is calculated as follows: ( (48 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.8

  • 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 4.347 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Erskine Edinburgh Home is based on 5 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 14.4 positive Reviews (72 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 14.4 Target = 0.347

  • 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
    4
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Erskine Edinburgh Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    5
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Erskine Edinburgh Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Brother of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Volunteer
    1
  • Wife of Resident/Service User
    1

I cannot describe the many sleepless nights I had before selecting a home for my dad. All the fears and anxieties melted away when he became a resident in Edinburgh Erskine home. The care, support and friendship is exceptional and this goes throughout the organisation at every level. There is always a positive atmosphere and a lot of laughter and it often feels that staff, residents and their families are just one big family and this provides invaluable comfort and support.
It is wonderful to think that men and women who gave so much are treated with dignity, respect and warmth making them feel wanted and valued.
I cannot thank everyone at Erskine enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Erskine Edinburgh 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

Having volunteered for other nursing homes, Erskine Edinburgh Home is the best in every area of care.

How likely would you be to recommend Erskine Edinburgh 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

From the management to the carers, everyone is so hands on. Nothing is too much bother. To watch your loved one change before your eyes is very hard to understand but the staff are always there to help you cope. I couldn't ask for a better "gang" of people to look after my beloved husband. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Erskine Edinburgh Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I am visiting from the USA to spend time with my 91 year old brother in the dementia wing. I had visited him 6 months ago when he was in a private care home and was worried about his well-being. But no such worries here. He is so much more brighter and so well-groomed. It is a pleasure for me to see a huge smile of his face whenever a carer attends to him and to see the encouragement and support he receives from all the care and activities staff. It has been truly inspirational for me to witness the joy that you bring into the lives of our veterans. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Erskine Edinburgh 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

My father has been a resident for the last three years, it was his wish when his dementia got worse that he wanted to be admitted to Erskine House. He has been very happy in this home, he will be 100 years old in March. He thinks it is the best home in Scotland and I have to agree with him. He is well cared for, his accommodation is excellent, staff are very friendly and take good care of him. The food is very good and they are entertained well also. I am wanting to put my name down on their list.

How likely would you be to recommend Erskine Edinburgh Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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