Two care homes in Edinburgh are celebrating after being recognised as two of the best in Scotland.
The carehome.co.uk Top 20 Care Home Awards highlight the most recommended care homes in each region of the UK. The awards are based on over 120,000 reviews received from residents and relatives.
This year, Murrayside and Lauder Lodge both received the prestigious distinction and were named among the best care homes in Scotland for the 2019 awards.
Michelle Reid, home manager at Murrayside, said: “We are delighted to have been recommended as a top 20 care home in Scotland. Creating a home-away-from home has always been our top priority ever since we opened our doors in Edinburgh, so I’m thrilled to see how far we’ve come in less than six months.
“Everyone here strives to enable residents to remain active and independent and to get the most out of every day; whether that means supporting them to join in with arts and crafts, music sessions, baking or gentle exercise classes.
“I would like to thank the team for all their hard work in making Murrayside a wonderful place to live – every single person makes such a valuable contribution and I really appreciate their commitment to the home.”
Nicole Anderson, home manager at Lauder Lodge, added: “Everyone here is over the moon that Lauder Lodge has been named as a top 20 care home in the country.
“We place great emphasis on individuals to ensure that everything they do or experience is meaningful and life enhancing for them. The team here never waste an opportunity to engage with residents and they routinely stop to talk with people in corridors, hold residents’ hands, and just generally make sure they feel supported and cared for.
“This ranking is testament to the dedication of each individual team member at Lauder Lodge, and I would like to say a big thank you for their commitment and passion.”