Muirton House Nursing Home

Essendy Road, Blairgowrie PH10 6QU

Blairgowrie sits on the banks of the river Ericht and is one of the largest towns in Perthshire. Based in a country location with abundant wildlife and views of fields and woodland, Muirton House is nestled in large, peaceful grounds incorporating a sensory garden.

Muirton have been providing dementia (EMI), nursing and residential care for over 25 years with an excellent team of care staff. They have registered nurses on site 24-hours a day. The dementia unit has been upgraded with themed areas such as sport, farming, music and film, and items of interest are displayed on walls to encourage reminiscing. The manager and staff have completed dementia champions training run by the Alzheimer’s Society. There is also a Learning disability unit opened in 2016.

Close to Perth, Pitlochry, Dundee and Dunkeld they make good use of their minibus for trips out shopping or having coffee in town. Activities include domino nights, entertainment, baking group, craft club and music and movement group.

Group: Larchwood Care

Person in charge: Catherine Russell (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 59 Service Users

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

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Hearing Impairment • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 60+.

Single Rooms: 59

Rooms with ensuite WC: 59

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest Care Inspectorate* Report on Muirton House Nursing Home: click here

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

Overview

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Muirton House Nursing 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 10 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Muirton House Nursing Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 5 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 4.525 for Muirton House Nursing Home is calculated as follows: ( (73 Excellents x 5) + (37 Goods x 4) + (10 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 120 Ratings = 4.525

  • 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 4.424 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Muirton House Nursing 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 11.8 positive Reviews (59 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 11.8 Target = 0.424

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

8.9 Muirton House Nursing Home has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.949) from 10 Reviews


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
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  • Good
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  • Satisfactory
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  • Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Muirton House Nursing Home?

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Reviewer Connection to Muirton House Nursing Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    3
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Husband of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Nephew of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Resident / Service User
    1
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I have found the home to be welcoming, friendly, clean and to be very well run in all areas. Starting with the home manager, administration, nurses, carers, maintenance person and not forgetting the cooking and kitchen staff and the excellent meals and recreational activities that are arranged and last but not least the staff that clean and do the laundry. It's a team effort that works very well and I am very happy for my brother and sister-in-law to be in such a home.

How likely would you be to recommend Muirton House Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Throughout mum's stay of just over two years, I have always been impressed by the professional and compassionate way the staff have cared for her and the other residents. I was a regular visitor and saw first hand the dignified way in which they looked after everyone, accommodating individual needs. There was always a very welcoming atmosphere and a great sense of camaraderie among staff, residents and visitors. There are opportunities for those who wish to, to take part in a variety of activities, eg gentle exercise, arts and crafts etc and variety of entertainers go in on a regular basis. Good use is made of the minibus, taking residents out to local cafes and events.

During her time and particularly in the days leading up to her death they have been very supportive to my family and me. Mum was briefly in another care home before going here so I know that this standard is not universal. No hesitation in recommending Muirton House.

How likely would you be to recommend Muirton House Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I was very happy with mum's stay at Muirton House.
Any problems with mum, I was contacted right away.

How likely would you be to recommend Muirton House Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Staff are always welcoming and helpful to visiting relatives. There is a noted warmth between staff and residents. The activity coordinator encourages appropriate and thoughtful interaction with residents, her work in this area is of the highest standard.
All medical needs are professionally met.
Lounge facilities can sometimes be crowded and there is no direct access for my relative to outdoor space. However, staff take the opportunity to take her out when possible.

How likely would you be to recommend Muirton House Nursing Home? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

My husband has been at Muirton House Nursing Home for over five years and has always been given the best of care possible. Sometimes this has been difficult for the carers but they have responded with kindly professionalism. Despite their challenging workload, the extend their support to me too, making sure I am welcome whenever I visit. Being able to be part of my husband's daily life I feel reassured his needs are fully met.

How likely would you be to recommend Muirton House Nursing Home? Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

My wife and I have been married for 61 years and I cared for her many years.
My view of the home is I'm very happy for her to be there and looked after and kept safe.
All the staff are extremely kind and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Muirton House Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

It is a good care home and I feel confident that they care for my mother to a good standard. I sometimes have concerns when my mother is left alone in her room that she is not checked regularly. It would be good to have a chart hanging on the inside of the door so that checks can be monitored. My mother is treated with dignity when I am present and I feel more activities could take place at the weekends - especially music and listening to songs relevant to the residents younger days. My only other observation is the smell of urine as you enter the building, some days it is more noticeable than others.

How likely would you be to recommend Muirton House Nursing Home? Likely

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Average Rating:   3.8 out of 5

A nice place to stay but food is not a high standard. Lacks in imagination.
Scrambled egg and black pudding for evening meal!

How likely would you be to recommend Muirton House Nursing Home? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

My aunt was a resident of Muirton House foe seven years before she passed away at the home in March 2016. My aunt had suffered from vascular dementia and I visited her regularly and was responsible for her care as her welfare attorney. I was hugely impressed by the kindness and affection shown by the staff towards my aunt and by the way she was involved in activities despite her limited capacity. Muirton House management and nurses were also very friendly and professional in discussing my aunt's needs with me. Finally the care and dignity given to my aunt during her final days was truly outstanding.

How likely would you be to recommend Muirton House Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Dad has been in care for over three years now in Muirton. From very first visit, I was struck by the friendliness and knowledge of all the staff, and my opinion has not changed. dad has dementia, with all the idiosyncrasies of behaviour that brings, yet his carers cope with all his mood swings and ensure he is well cared for as an individual, not as another number. I have no hesitation in offering my thanks to them.
Verse 4 of Norman MacCaigs "Visiting Hour" says it all far more eloquently!

How likely would you be to recommend Muirton House Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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posted 25 Apr 2018

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