Abbey Gardens is a nursing care home which provides 24 hour care and support to older people with complex mental health needs and associated sensory and physical disabilities. These disabilities may be complex and include enduring health conditions and behavioural support.
The people we support at the heart of eveything we do – we ensure that activity plans are designed for each person, taking into consideration previous hobbies and interests, and current abilities. Our residents enjoy sensory activities, beauty therapy, music and talking books reminiscence, gardening, games, knitting, film nights, coffee afternoons, walking, parties, pet therapy and visiting church services.
The home is a purpose built bungalow situated in Lincluden on the outskirts of Dumfries, close to local facilities and on a major bus route to Dumfries town centre.
We make sure that day to day home living, recreation and socialising are all part of everyday life at the house. We have established links with the local community and take advantage of the facilities available, with people regularly using the hairdresser, café, shops and resource centre.
We offer regular outings to places like Dalton Pottery, Mabie Farm Park, Mossburn Animal Sanctuary, Auchencairn, and other venues within easy reach by bus.
Our home is comprised of four separate houses within one building, surrounding a central reception area. Each house has eight ground floor bedrooms with ensuite facilities, which are fully accessible and specifically designed for people with mental and physical health needs. We also have communal rooms in each house including a lounge, a kitchen, a dining room and a shower/bathroom.
All of the rooms have been tailored to the residents. Each house is fully equipped to deliver support and care, providing an environment able to meet any support needs on an individual level. In addition, the service has a large reception area, an activity room, a central kitchen where the cook prepares meals and snacks and a laundry with dedicated laundry staff. There is also an enclosed, sensory garden with patio areas and a greenhouse.
The staffing levels reflect the assessed needs of each individual and ensure a supportive staffing infrastructure is always maintained. The team are provided with specific training and comprehensive induction related to each person's specific needs. This is approached through an initial induction and ongoing training. Our residents are also able to access health care services, if and when necessary.
In addition, we provide 24 hour nursing care to support with mental and physical health care needs. We welcome the continued involvement of family and friends and support individuals to maintain relationships. The staff recognise, respect and promote multidisciplinary working.