We are very lucky at Fidra House to enjoy a specially-designed building. Accessibility, light, a sense of space, fresh decor and beautifully landscaped gardens make this an ideal place for older people.
Our 60 single bedrooms are arranged over three floors, with residents choosing which lounge and dining room they wish to spend time in. This makes for a warm and homely atmosphere where residents can form friendships and meet regularly.
Rooms can be personalised by the resident with their choice of wall colours and soft furnishings, and we encourage personal mementos and furniture, if space allows.
Each bedroom has an ensuite shower room. There is a nurse call, TV (including Sky) and a telephone and Internet point in every bedroom, with WiFi available throughout the home. Many of the bedrooms enjoy a window view of the garden, whilst others look out on mature trees and wildlife.
The beautfully landscaped gardens are safe, secure and the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by. All areas of the home are wheelchair friendly and specifically designed to assist people with dementia.
There is a choice of beautifully decorated lounges for activities and relaxation. The communal lounge on the ground floor has doors that open out onto our grounds – always a popular place to sit with a cup of tea, or for gardening activities when weather permits.
For our residents with dementia, we have created a unique Reminiscence Room. This was developed by staff following a training course, and has proved hugely therapeutic in allowing residents to recall and remember significant people and events from their past.
We have a hair and beauty salon in the home and regular visits from an aromatherapist ─ we believe that looking your best is important, and even more so for older people.
We also understand that maintaining a sense of privacy and dignity is fundamental to enjoying life at Fidra House. That’s why we take something as simple as laundry so seriously: fresh towels are supplied after each use and we label all clothes and make sure they are returned clean and pressed.
Friends and relatives are encouraged to visit as often as possible, and to make visitors welcome there are small kitchens so you can make your own tea and coffee.