At Haddington, we provide exemplary standards of Nursing, Residential and Dementia Care in purpose-designed accommodation. Each floor is dedicated to a different area of care with the top floor for Nursing, middle floor for Dementia and the bottom floor for Residential. We understand residents may have a preference as to which floor they would like to be on, however, please note this decision can only be made once individual needs have been discussed.
We work hard to maximise the potential of each resident enabling them to lead a fulfilling and comfortable life. Our team are fully trained to understand and deal with all aspects of Dementia, and we take pride in providing the highest levels of care and respect for every individual.
Every member of staff receives training in dealing with stress and distress so they are fully equipped to support residents through any difficult times.
We regard our home as a ‘home for life’ and are confident and comfortable in tailoring the provision of care according to each resident’s need, for example should you initially require Residential care, but Nursing or Dementia care become essential over the course of your stay.
At Haddington, we support elderly individuals who may find it increasingly difficult to manage and look after themselves in their own home. We offer a comfortable and safe environment where residents can enjoy and take full advantage group living and independence, without the pressure or burden associated with running a home.
We provide 24-hour nursing care for our residents. Our experienced and dedicated staff enable us to nurse those with physical disabilities, those who need end of life care, those with high dependency needs, and those who become infirm.
We’re proud that Alzheimer’s Scotland supports our dementia friendly workforce.
All of our staff are given informed level dementia training, which provides the baseline knowledge and skills required by all workers in health and social services settings with an emphasis on understanding, awareness and positive interactions. Our Care staff receive skilled level dementia training, to ensure they have an enhanced range of knowledge and skills relating to different stages of the journey experience by those with dementia.
We offer a range of activities and alternative therapies that are designed to help people with memory impairment, and our open visiting hours mean that residents’ families are welcome at any time.
Our Manager, Maria Sands, has over 35 years’ experience in care.
Having qualified as a nurse in the early 80s, Maria has spent 28 years managing services supporting adults with disabilities and mental health issues living in their own homes, in addition to working within the Voluntary sector for over 10 years.
Maria lives locally and has great connections with the community in East Lothian; she is proud to lead our team at Haddington Care Home and delivering the best of care for our residents.