The care home you’d choose for yourself

Most of us don’t start thinking about choosing the right care home for our parents or elderly relatives until it becomes clear that fully independent living is no longer an option for our loved ones.

A little research can make the difference between enabling a full and interesting life in an excellent care setting, or a less fulfilling and stimulating environment. We all want the best for our loved ones.

Manager Gayle Bain explained,  ‘Obviously, the best way to assess whether a care home is right for your relative is to come and see for yourself, but if you’re not quite ready for that, checking the reviews on is a great start. Rubislaw Park has almost a hundred reviews from residents and their relatives. 93% of people said they’d be extremely likely to recommend us to others, and 98% rate us as excellent or good.

‘One of our most recent reviews sums it up very well. A resident’s daughter wrote, ‘Since my father moved into Rubislaw Park, he has improved in every possible way. He is looking very healthy, enjoys the company, he cannot speak highly enough of the staff that they have made him feel very much at home.’

Gayle continues, ‘Some people see moving into a care home as the closing chapter of their life, but Rubislaw Park offers a whole new lease on life, new interests and new friends. Living alone can lead to loneliness and there are many research studies showing that social isolation is detrimental to health and wellbeing. Rubislaw Park offers the chance to be part of a welcoming community. We offer residential care, nursing care and a specialised dementia unit.’

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