Garden Villa is our established and well-respected Care Home Service located on the banks of the River Tweed within the village of Gattonside in the Scottish Borders (1 mile from Melrose and 3 miles from Galashiels). The main aim of the service is to provide opportunities for people to experience a safe and fulfilling lifestyle, which maximises their health and wellbeing through skilled support. The service is registered for as maximum of seven people, up to three of whom may be receiving short breaks/respite care, and provides care and support to people with complex health needs.
The service is provided within a small, homely environment and in addition to each of the seven rooms, the accommodation includes a bright comfortable lounge area, a dining room and a kitchen. There are two fully adapted bathrooms with a choice of either a bath or a shower. All of the rooms are on ground level and are accessible for a wheelchair or walking aids. There are also appropriate equipment to support with any mobility needs .e.g. a tracking system if use of a hoist is required. We are currently in the process of installing iMuse equipment to improve the sensory experience for service users. Outside there are garden areas with ample space to enjoy spending time.
Staffing is provided over twenty-four hours, with a minimum of three staff during the day plus an activity co-ordinator. Registered nurse cover is provided during the day. Two staff are present throughout the night and any medical emergency or need during these hours is managed by the local outreach nursing and emergency services. In addition there is an on call arrangement whereby senior staff can be contacted for management support if required.