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Lauder Lodge

Trusted to care in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Discover more about the care we provide

Lauder Lodge delivers experienced, professional care to older people living with a wide range of needs.

Our team are committed to treating your loved one as an individual, and person-centred care is at the heart of everything we do. Our fully tailored support addresses residents’ specific needs and preferences to offer an enriching lifestyle, as well as keeping in touch with relatives, providing support and regular updates. 

Choosing the perfect care home for your loved one can be an emotional experience. We’ve prepared the following guide to the types of support we offer at Lauder Lodge.

Types of care at Lauder Lodge

Residential care

Here at our state-of-the-art home, your loved one can live life to the full. From entertainment and events to creative pursuits such as gardening and handicrafts, we pride ourselves on offering a fully rounded experience and being fully resident focused.

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Nursing care

We offer care for a wide variety of conditions including motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke. Your loved one will benefit from a tailored care plan, created with the help of GPs and medical professionals working locally.

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Respite care

At Lauder Lodge we offer short-term respite care, which we know can be a lifeline for those who are caring for someone. Whether that’s for a fortnight or several weeks, our team will look after your loved one, giving you chance to relax and recharge, for all the hard work you do. Residents who have come for respite at Lauder Lodge, often enjoy the chance to meet new people and try out new things – residents often call it their holiday too! 

Respite care at Lauder Lodge is subject to availability.

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End of life care

At Lauder Lodge, we believe that every person deserves to experience a dignified and respectful end-of-life. We work with you and your loved one, as well as local health professionals and hospice teams, to plan your loved one’s care so they are as comfortable as possible, and wishes are arranged.

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Advocacy services

Our team at Lauder Lodge can support you to access independent advocacy services if you need impartial support with decision-making. Advocates are unbiased and will act in your best interests and are useful if you have no family to help and advise you.

Dementia care at Lauder Lodge

Here at Lauder Lodge, we organise a number of activities designed to slow the mental deterioration associated with dementia, such as art, crafts and music. By focusing on your loved one’s wellbeing, and featuring activities they’ve expressed an interest in, our team encourages a sense of involvement.

Getting to know you

We take the time to get to know you and your loved one; this starts from our very first conversation. We get to know what will settle them when moving in and little things they appreciate, such as if they have orange juice with their tablets or the genre of music they listen to. We find out everything about them, their life story and personality, so we know what will calm them and ensure they are happy.

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Dementia friendly environments

Our immediate surroundings can have a huge impact on our quality of life, particularly when trying to make sense of the world around us. We work with academic partners to create care home environments that help people living with dementia to live as independent and stress-free a life as possible.

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Our people and training

Our people are chosen because of their passion, attitude, and caring nature – that’s from our activity co-ordinators to carers to maintenance teams. Every individual is dedicated and will go above and beyond for residents and family members. Relationships and communication are what we pride ourselves on at Lauder Lodge. 

We are fully trained in understanding dementia. Our specialist training gives our team a better understanding of how the brain works, how dementia affects the brain and from this how the team relate to residents and give the best care possible. We offer approaches that support dementia such as namaste care, which engages people through their senses and emotions. 

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Support for families and carers

We are a friendly and approachable team, for relatives as well as the residents we care for. We understand that the move and settling in period is not easy and seeing your loved one change can be difficult and heart-breaking, so we are here if you need a listening ear. 

We regularly host relative meetings where we share updates on what is happening in the home, and it’s a great way to meet other families. We also work with local support services and key members of the local community.

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Delivering quality care

At Care UK every member of our team has a personal and professional commitment to providing excellent care.

At Care UK our teams hold our values of caring, passionate and teamwork at the centre of the care they deliver.

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The care we provide is built around the latest academic research and knowledge. Our teams recieve award winning training and induction programmes when they join us which is clearly evident in the care we provide.

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Our dedicated and highly trained teams constantly strive to maximise the safety of residents, visitors and colleagues while keeping life as normal and fulfilling as possible for the people we care for.

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Delivering quality care
Delivering quality care
Delivering quality care

FAQs

We’ve brought together many of the questions that families often ask us. If you need more information, or have any other questions, give our friendly team a call.

FAQs

We understand people’s anxieties about moving a loved one into a care home. That’s why we make a promise to every new customer about what they can expect from any Care UK home.

We are proud to be the most awarded care home provider for the last two years, with more outstanding rated homes than any other provider. We work with residents and relatives to get their regular feedback, in meetings in each home, through surveys or just in day-to-day conversations. 

Our people are recruited for their positive and caring personalities as much as for their skills. Ultimately, all our care is person-centred – everything we do is tailored to the individual’s needs, preferences and interests.

Whenever you have a question about any aspect of your relative’s care, please bring it up as quickly as possible with any of the home team. Usually any issues can be resolved quickly and efficiently, and the earlier we know about it, the better. At Care UK we take quality extremely seriously and we strive to deliver exceptional care to all our residents, but sometimes things do go wrong. In the unlikely event that you have serious concerns about your loved one’s care, please talk to the home manager immediately who will put a plan in place to resolve the issue to your satisfaction.

Yes, the majority of Care UK homes do provide quality, short term respite care. Many family carers find it a helpful option if they need time to themselves. It’s also a good ‘taster’ of what permanent care would be like. Fees vary from home to home and will depend on your loved one’s needs, so the best option is to contact the home you’re interested in to get a clear idea of cost.

Absolutely. We care for older people who have a variety of needs through residential and nursing care, so you can rest assured that your father will receive the best of care. We also help residents to continue to enjoy a great lifestyle, including doing lifelong hobbies while discovering new interests and enjoying superb food.

Because we provide such a broad range of services, we can support residents with very high intensity needs. This means that as a person’s condition changes, they can stay in the same familiar home environment supported by people they know and trust.

We will always ensure that we support and provide the best quality care for your loved one from residential, dementia through to nursing and palliative care. We will always inform you of the changes in your loves one's needs and discuss the options with you.

Yes we can. The majority of our homes provide specialist dementia care in dedicated dementia suites. These suites have their own dining area and lounge, as well as a number of en-suite bedrooms. They are designed to minimise hustle and bustle, which people living with dementia can find unsettling. The staff who work in these areas have specialist dementia training and experience and can cater for residents with these very specific, high-level needs.

Yes, Care UK provides specialist dementia care. We care for people living with all types of dementia. While we tend to care for older residents, we are able to care for those who live with the condition at a young age. Please do talk to the friendly team at your local Care UK home to find out how they can support you. They’re here to help.

Find out more about our approach to dementia care.

There’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach to care ratios. Our care ratios are calculated to take into account the complexity level and general care needs of each resident, so these will vary from suite to suite in each home.

We understand people may feel more comfortable with a carer who is the same gender when receiving personal care and will always to do our utmost to ensure residents' wishes are met.

Our approach to living with Coronavirus

 

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