Life at Marchmont
At Marchmont House Care Home we believe in creating true home-from-home environment: our dedicated staff are delighted to cater for your every need. We have highlighted some key information below on life at Marchmont House - however, if you would like any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch. We have an open door policy and are always delighted to discuss your needs.
We pride ourselves on the high standard of appetising meals served, all prepared from fresh produce by our qualified catering staff.
Good, nutritious food and drink are very important in keeping and improving your health. Our staff will soon get to know your food preferences and any dietary needs which are recorded in your personal care plan. Menus are displayed daily and offer an extensive choice for each meal with a selection of home baking served daily.
Our breakfast, two course dinner, high tea and home baking, combine to offer a splendid variety of choice.
Meals are served in our dining room. Beverages and snacks are served throughout the day in the lounge areas. Room service is also available.
Entertainment appealing to a wide variety of taste is provided regularly. There is a comprehensive daily programme of activities which are held within the Home and Marchmont House has strong links with the local community. Concerts are held regularly including Christmas, Easter, St Andrew’s Day and other memorable occasions, not forgetting our national bard, Robert Burns.
Birthdays are celebrated with a party and you will receive a complimentary birthday cake and gift. Private functions can also be arranged.
To add to the various services and activities already mentioned, the Home has regular trips on our shared mini bus which is fully equipped to accommodate residents in wheelchairs. Our Recreational Therapists are responsible for planning and directing most recreational activities.
We have a fulltime resident hairdresser and an onsite hairdressing salon. Prices for this service are displayed on the notice board. You are free to have a hairdresser of your choice to visit the Home or you may prefer to attend a local hairdressing salon.
A wide selection of reading material can be found in our well-stocked library area. Large print books are available and changed regularly.
Newspapers & Journals
A wide selection of newspapers and journals are delivered to the Home daily. Arrangements can also be made to have your own newspaper or journal delivered.
Incoming letters and parcels are delivered daily. Residents who are unable to post their own mail should discuss alternative arrangements with the Head of Care.
Regrettably we cannot accommodate pets except on a visiting basis.
If you require a telephone in your own room, arrangements can be made for a separate line to be installed at a cost to you.
We welcome visitors at any time of the day. For reasons of security, it is helpful to know if any visitors are expected after 9pm.
Personal items of clothing are laundered and returned to your room from our own in-house laundry. It is important that all clothing is marked clearly with your name prior to admission. Clothing should be able to be machine washed and tumble dried.
The Care Home accepts without reservation the overwhelming evidence that smoking is a major cause of preventable illness and death, and that the adverse effects of smoking fall not only those who themselves smoke but also on non-smokers who are exposed in their working and domestic environments to the smoke of others. Therefore the Marchmont House is a non-smoking environment.