Forefaulds Care Home provides dementia, nursing and physical disability care for older people. The home is characterised by a warm inviting atmosphere which creates a homely environment. We offer a number of facilities and conveniences to assist the people we support. All of our staff have received appropriate training to provide excellent care for our service users. We are in the process of adapting the units within the home so we can provide new pathways of care. Service users will be able to move from an elderly, frail, mild dementia unit through to a moderate dementia unit and finally onto an end stage dementia unit with staff trained in providing appropriate care.
What it's like to live here
We provide 24 hour care to everyone we support and offer a range of social, recreational and therapeutic activities. Home-cooked meals are provided and tailored to individual preferences and requirements.
Activities are important for our service users as they add to their quality of life. It’s important that each resident pursues their hobbies and interests, so we help them create their own personal plan. Each plan is created along with the activities co-ordinator and is tailored according to the resident’s social history and interests. This engages our service users with positive interaction and stimulation.
Forefaulds is a 56-bedded nursing home which is situated over two floors. Upstairs, we have the Tiree unit which caters for 13 service users with mild to severe dementia. This unit has a separate garden area on the upper level. We are in the process of developing our ground floor layout into two separate units. The Islay unit provides care for moderate to severe dementia and elderly frail, and the proposed 10-bedded Iona unit will cater for those with mild dementia and elderly frail.
We have a full time activity co-ordinator and we arrange and provide a wide range of activities, which cover a wide area of interests and vary considerably depending on the service users wishes and care plans. Some of our activities are carried out in groups, whilst others are designed to give one-to-one time for service users who are otherwise unable to participate. The activities we offer can range from board games to gardening. We organise regular outings to various places of interest for our service users. We often invite entertainers to visit the home and we encourage local schools and choirs to visit, too.
Nearby East Kilbride hosts many tourist attractions. Calderglen Country Park, James Watt Heritage Centre, East Kilbride Shopping Centre and a variety of lovely pubs and cafes are our resident’s favourite destinations to visit on a day out. We provide 24-hour care and offer a range of social, recreational and therapeutic activities to everyone we support. Home-cooked meals are provided and are tailored to individual preferences and requirements.
Putting the individual first
All care is tailored around each individual who stays with us, so we can meet specific needs. GP visits are easily organised. Care is available from highly experienced and qualified staff who place people at the heart of their own personal care package. Where possible, the service user and their families will be involved in the planning of care.
Our facilities and local amenities
Forefaulds has 48 bedrooms and is situated on two floors, with the top floor being accessible by either lift or stairs. There are three lounge areas, one of which is a smoking lounge and dining areas on both floors of the home.
Many services are available from within the home, such as hairdressing, pampering, podiatry and physiotherapy, opticians and other professionals. We have the facility to accommodate all religious services and observations. Each of our 48 bedrooms has en-suite washing facilities and an emergency call system is also in place. The home has its own enclosed sensory garden areas which were developed by the people we support, their families and staff. Highly qualified housekeeping staff are available on the premises and all laundry requirements can be met in-house.
The home is situated in the residential area of Calderwood, with East Kilbride town centre, Hamilton and Strathaven easily accessed by public transport.
There are many wonderful places to visit in the local area, including the National Museum of Rural Life, the James Hamilton Heritage Park and the Dollan Aqua Centre.