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Lochduhar Care Home

Lochduhar Care Home

1 Blackley Park Road, Off Hardthorn Road, Dumfries, DG2 9JW
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Nursing care
Residential care
Dementia care
Respite / Short stay
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Gillian Ward
General Manager
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Lochduhar Care Home in Dumfries

Lochduhar is ideally situated on the outskirts of Dumfries. It is in close proximity to local amenities, with a regular bus service to and from the town centre, and is also only a short drive to the Solway Coast. Our care home provides first-class 24-hour nursing care for elderly people, including expert care for those living with dementia. Alongside this, we offer services for people with physical disabilities and mental health issues, in a safe and secure setting.

Dementia Care

The home's specialist Memory Lane Community utilises a careful blend of skills and techniques developed by leading experts in the field of dementia care, incorporating person-centred design in its use of colour and cues to help individuals navigate through the home, whilst thoughtful interior design features, such us adapted crockery and tableware assists with reminiscence. Communities are broken up into separate units with a family feel so people can feel safe and comfortable. Care is focused on independence, dignity and choice, with a person-centred approach. Staffing levels reflect the needs of residents, and people living with dementia are offered a range of activities to help preserve life skills, support interactions and retain a sense of purpose and selfhood.

Our mission statement notes that, ‘by putting quality first in everything we do for residents, relatives and staff, we aspire to be the most respected and successful provider’. In addition, our skilled and experienced team are dedicated to fostering an atmosphere of care and support, which enables and encourages residents to live as full, interesting and independent a lifestyle as possible.

We are proud of the care we offer and would be delighted to show you around our home.

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Types of care

The care we provide is delivered in a way that promotes independence for those who live in our home. Where possible, it is important that residents are encouraged to perform daily tasks independently or with minor support. Our services are devised with individualised treatment in mind for each person, so getting to know everyone and understanding their needs is imperative to delivering bespoke, person-centred care.

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Nursing care

Residential care

Dementia care

Respite / Short stay

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Facilities

Care duration

Accept direct referrals
Accept referrals from local authorities
Emergency placements
Long-term placements

Accommodation

Double rooms
Electric profiling bed
En-suite toilet
Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed

Accessibility

Disabled bathroom
Disabled WC/facilities
Disabled parking
Disability awareness/equality training

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.
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Gillian Ward

General Manager

Hi, my name is Gillian, and I am the General Manager here at Lochduhar. Welcome to our website!

I have been very fortunate to have had a career in nursing that has spanned both the NHS and the independent sector since qualifying as a registered nurse in 1989. I studied a BA in Nursing Studies in Glasgow from 1985-89 and then graduated with an MSc in Palliative Care in 2014 from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.

Previous roles have involved working with older people, working within an acute surgical ward and, before joining Lochduhar, I spent working in a hospice as Head of Care, leading and managing staff to deliver palliative and end of life care to patients with life-limiting illnesses, and also supporting their families and carers.

I am a dedicated, qualified nurse and my real passion lies with ensuring every resident is treated with respect and dignity and the care they receive is of the highest standard, which reflects their individual needs.

I am responsible for effectively inspiring and leading the staff team to ensure the delivery of an excellent standard of care that promotes independence and dignity and positively enhances the lives of individual residents in our care.

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Life at Lochduhar Care Home

Life at our home is composed of many key elements, not least of all, a dedicated team who strive to deliver high quality care, exciting activities and delicious food for the individuals we support. These services are enhanced by our excellent facilities, which serve to make residents’ time here as comfortable as possible.

Food & Nutrition

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Our fantastic catering team are always on hand to prepare tasty and nutritious food with fresh, seasonal produce that is cooked to the highest of standards.

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Activities & Events

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Our varied activities programme reflects the dedication of our skilled staff, who bring a certain uniqueness to the home, which can&apost be found anywhere else.

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Care & Facilities

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Our home is equipped with a number of facilities and features that serve to enhance the lives of those we support.

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Your next steps to finding care

Our team are here to help you when you are ready to talk about the care and support you need. Please call our team to arrange a visit and come and take a look around our home.

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Call our team for more information about our care home and to arrange a visit. Phone lines are open 8am-8pm

01387 424 610
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Our fees and contract

We want to be as transparent as possible about how we charge for the different services we provide as well as what's included in our contract.

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