What our families say: Kirkburn Court Care Home

"My mum and dad moved into Kirkburn Court in December 2017. They were both suffering from dementia. I was so worried about them going into a care home, but from the moment they went in, I knew Kirkburn was the best choice for them. They had a beautiful double room with a lovely view across the grass to the trees. Mum and Dad settled in quite quickly and that was all thanks to the staff in Kirkburn. Having looked after them at home for two years previous to them moving into Kirkburn, I know how hard it can be to look after anyone suffering with dementia. I must commend the wonderful team of carers for the loving care, patience, respect and dedication they showed to Mum and Dad. On my daily visits, I was always met with a smile and made to feel very welcome by every member of staff. I felt like I became one of the Kirkburn family. The manager was so approachable and understanding too. I lost Mum, then Dad, but I will forever be indebted to each and every member of staff. Thank you all so much."

Anne Fcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.92 out of 5

"My Mum was a resident at this home in Memory Lane over the last two years. We picked it because of the welcome, decor, and relaxed atmosphere. She was very well cared for by all staff and built a very good relationship with all the carers. She enjoyed all her meals and especially her cups of tea. Mum really enjoyed the entertainment which varied from music to animals visiting and, also any of us visiting really enjoyed this. Some of the activities Mum had a great laugh at and the schoolchildren that came to visit were delightful. The garden at Kirkburn is lovely and especially the garden at the center of Memory Lane. After Mum had been to the hairdresser she was very proud of her hairstyle. I took Mum out of the home to go for a cuppa this was encouraged. When it was a special occasion the home really made it special. The laundry staff was very approachable and efficient. Overall Mum was very happy at Kirkburn Court Nursing home."

J Pcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.92 out of 5

"My wife was looked after in Kirkburn Court for nearly two years till she died in April 2020. Like many others, I’m sure I was very apprehensive about her going into full-time care. She had advanced dementia and by then was immobile due to breaking her hip. I need not have worried, her care was first class. The carers are brilliant, very respectful, cheery, and preserving my wife’s dignity at all times. Great meals, a comfy room, and a friendly atmosphere pervades the home - greatly enhanced through the activities providers - one to one chats, creative quizzes, games concerts, etc. All staff, from the cheery welcome at the door, carers, housekeepers, kitchen staff, and activity providers have been fantastic, making Kirkburn Court a real home for those who are unable to stay in their own homes due to care needs. We are deeply indebted to Kirkburn Court and the staff for all they have done in caring for my wife during her stay there, particularly during the challenging months of lockdown."

Norman Mcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.92 out of 5

"My Father and Mother went into Kirkburn Court in November 2019 and were looked after with great respect, sadly my mother passed away with an illness she had before entering Kirkburn Court, my father is very happy to be in the Home as they all look after him so well, he is also spoilt for choice at mealtimes and has put on weight since entering the Home, he has not looked so fit and healthy for many years. All the best to every one of the staff for taking so much care of my Father."

Michael Scarehome.co.uk rating: 4.92 out of 5

"My parents went into Kirkburn Court due to failing physical health. Kirkburn was the home they chose having previously visited relatives there and seen how well cared for they were. Even before they arrived in the home, the rooms were made ready with personal pictures and furniture. They benefited so much from having carers tend to all their needs and also appreciated the lovely meals and frequent variety of concerts. My Mum passed away after just 3 months in the Home and I must say that the care she received in that time was second to none, with nurses and carers making her as comfortable as possible in a friendly, dignified manner. My Dad has coped extremely well with my Mum's passing and this has a lot to do with the support he has had from the staff in the home. He is very settled and certainly views Kirkburn as home now. Knowing he is being well cared for and so happy helps us all. As a family we are so grateful and delighted with the ongoing care he is receiving."

Allancarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"My father transferred from another home to Kirkburn at the beginning of the year and within a matter of months, there was a remarkable change in his overall health, appearance and welfare. The friendly and compassionate staff who are well trained have reassured my mother that my father's dignity and progressive dementia are a priority. Our family, therefore, believe that Kirkburn Court is money well spent."

Derek Gcarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

"Kirkburn Court provides the complete package. I have entire faith in them to care well for my mother and father. The nursing, the care and the admin/organisation are all at such a high level. All staff encountered are very friendly and helpful and are obviously liked by my parents. It is reassuring to know they are safe and as happy as they could be residing away from their home."

Audrey Bcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.75 out of 5

"My mother only stayed at Kirkburn Court Care Home in Peterhead, for three months before she passed away. I want to convey my gratitude to all the staff for initially welcoming my Mum into the home and making her short stay comfortable and a home from home. In her final days, she received excellent palliative care and particular care was also given to the family's well-being at such a stressful and difficult time. I would have no hesitation in recommending Kirkburn Court Care Home to those who need the special service they have to offer."

W Mcarehome.co.uk rating: 4.83 out of 5

"My mum is a resident in Memory Lane, Barchester Kirkburn Court. I visit my mum as often as I can and sometimes this is in the afternoon, later in the evenings or quite early in the morning. Recently when I went to visit my mum it was quite late on in the evening. She was not in the lounge or wandering about and when I went into her room, I heard voices from the toilet. I remained very quiet and did not call out. I sat on the bed and listened to the conversation between the carer and my mum. I must say my heart filled as I heard the carer talk to my mum whilst helping her, calling her "sweetheart" and being very patient and kind. If I had any doubts about my mum's care (which I didn't and don't have) these would have vanished on the spot. It is so comforting to know that my mum is looked after in such a loving and caring way. One evening recently I popped in around 7pm. A good few of the residents were in the dining area with song sheets and two of the carers were singing away encouraging the residents to join in. Everyone singing and having a great time. I had a few tears as a few of the songs were songs that my mum and dad used to sing. We all has a laugh about that. It was great. The staff at Barchester Kirkburn Court are amazing and it is such a comfort knowing that my mum is so well looked after and loved in Memory Lane. It has taken such a worry off my shoulders. I know that although he was heartbroken at mum having to go into care, my dad was so glad that she would be looked after properly and told me before he died that he could go in peace knowing mum was looked after. All the staff are lovely, kind and caring and I have recommended Barchester Kirkburn Court to many people. Prior to my mum moving into Kirkburn Court I visited all the care homes in the area to check them out and I can honestly say Barchester Kirkburn Court were the only home that allowed me full access when I just "popped in." I didn't have to make any appointments and was allowed to look around whenever and wherever I wanted. I know I can honestly and truly say that I made the right choice in arranging for my mum to be in the care of Barchester Kirkburn Court and I will be forever grateful for them making my mum feel safe, secure and loved."

Aileen Scarehome.co.uk rating: 5 out of 5

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