The care home that offers a bright new start

Many of us are reluctant to consider a care home for our parents or ourselves as we get older. Yet it can bring many opportunities in later years including making new friends and taking part in a wide range of activities – even those that have been more difficult due to lockdown restrictions
or general frailty.

Aberdeen’s five-star Rubislaw Park Care Home is a place to live your best life, filled with companionship, joy, laughter and fun. After all, how many care homes have a happy hour in the bar every Friday afternoon, complete with an abundance of treats and canapes? 

Manager Gayle Bain explained, ‘For us, it’s all about supporting our residents in enjoying a full and interesting life. Rubislaw Park is five-star in terms of facilities and our staff, but our focus is on ensuring that there are lots of ways for everyone to pursue activities they enjoy. We firmly believe that care homes should offer every opportunity for their residents to live the life they want to. Physical and mental constraints can be overcome with support and a “Can do “team belief. 

‘Our activities team are amazing. The residents get together to decide what they’d like to do. Our Gentlemen’s Group have been using our new bus to visit heritage sites. They arranged a tour of the new harbour and local fishing communities to familiarise a new resident with his new surroundings. The ladies have formed a similar group and have afternoon tea in town. We have film screenings, gin-tastings and events like in-house race days. There is never a dull day nor moment within Rubislaw. 

‘Rubislaw Park offers a residential care setting, a nursing home setting for those with increased medical needs and specialist dementia care. No matter which area a resident lives in, there are plenty of opportunities to come together and socialise. The Dementia Unit has formed a choir who practice round the piano once a week. Songs bring back lots of memories and to some residents where dementia has effected speech and communication singing can provide the voice they have lost. 

‘If living independently is becoming difficult or challenging, Rubislaw Park is the perfect alternative. We have 86 individually decorated bedrooms, a fine-dining restaurant where everything is home-made, lounges, cinema room and computer room. Many of our residents say we offer a whole new outlook on life!’

The best way to discover more about Rubislaw Park Care Home is to arrange a no-obligation visit. Details on how to do this are available on our website, Our most recent care inspectorate report can
be found there too. 

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