Life at Murrayside is all about making new friends, enjoying lifelong interests – and even trying something new.
At Care UK we recruit our care home teams for their attitude, first and foremost. They’re passionate and fun, and they work together to bring a smile to the face of each resident and to help them feel special. They treat each person as an individual, supporting them to enjoy each day to the full.
The lifestyle team at Murrayside ensure that there’s always a choice of activities for residents to get involved in each day. We want them to continue doing those hobbies and interests they’ve always enjoyed, but there is always something different to try too.
Typical activities include exercise classes, music sessions and sing-alongs, gardening, quizzes, baking, arts and crafts, day trips, outings and visits from entertainers and even therapy animals.
Part of the community
We invite visitors from the local community in to the home too, including local schoolchildren, charity volunteers and voluntary groups, so there’s always someone popping in to entertain or talk to residents. And if they’re keen to continue seeing friends at a group or club in the local area, we’ll support them to do that. Family and friends are always welcome to visit at any time, and stay for as long as they wish.
Getting out and about
Murrayside care home is close to Edinburgh Zoo and the many shops, cafes, museums and attractions of the capital are only a short trip up the road. We plan lots of different outings to enable residents to have a regular change of scene.
Being close to great road links, we may even head further afield, with a day trip to the races at Musselburgh or to the World Heritage Site at New Lanark. We want to hear resident’s ideas of things to do and places to go. We’ll always do our best to make them happen.
Enjoying good food with friends
Meal times are a real highlight at the home, giving residents a chance to catch up with friends – or dine with visitors – while enjoying the tempting and nutritious food served up by our talented chef-led catering team.
Our team serve up a range of tempting hot and cold options, made from fresh ingredients and designed around individual preferences and cultural and dietary needs. And if there’s nothing that takes your loved one’s fancy, the team will cook them whatever they would like. Care UK’s chef-led catering teams are among the highest qualified and most experienced in the care industry, giving top chefs from the hotel and restaurant world a run for their money.