Lochduhar Care Home

1 Blackley Park Road, Off Hardthorn Road, Dumfries, DG2 9JW  Map View

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.

Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure ‘Providing great quality care and wellbeing’ for more information on how we’re here to help you and your loved one.

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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

Enriching the lives of people living with dementia

Click here to read our latest brochure 'Enriching the lives of people living with dementia' for more information on our support for your loved one.

A-Z Directory of Demential Care

Click here to read our latest brochure 'A-Z Directory of Demential Care' for a useful toolkit for providing good dementia care.

Facilities

  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Pet-friendly
  • Step-free access

On-site

  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Conservatory
  • Day trips
  • Flexible mealtimes

Accessibility

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

Accommodation

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

Our Team

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

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

Food and nutrition

We offer a constantly evolving menu that caters to the tastes and dietary requirements of those we support.

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Activities & Events

Activities

Our activities programme is planned with individual tastes in mind, and residents always have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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Care & Facilities

Care and facilities

Our facilities are designed to the highest standards and the care we provide is delivered by passionate and highly-trained professionals.

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