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Burnside Care Home offers residential care, nursing, and dementia care plus, respite and convalescent care. The care home has particular expertise in assisting residents with specific medical needs with a team of highly skilled registered nurses.
Burnside Care Home is set in a semi-rural location in the pleasant town of Laurencekirk. The home enjoys a lovely setting with many beautiful views out to the open countryside and rolling landscapes.
Burnside is ideally situated in a country town overlooking hills and fields. The home has a lovely, well-maintained garden and a homely environment for residents.
With 57 private rooms, all with en-suite facilities, the home is designed with the needs of older people in mind, with comfortable and homely lounge areas to relax in and comfortably socialise with others and plenty of natural light.
Our activities coordinator organises a weekly schedule of activities and entertainment to keep life fun and engaging for our residents. Residents can explore the local community and beyond through trips and excursions in our minibus.
The home employs an enablement coordinator who has incorporated morning yoga classes into the activity schedule. The early sessions have proved so popular. Many of our residents have benefited from a marked improvement in their wellbeing.
Burnside also boasts a fantastic sense of community and has established links with local cafes, health groups and even the local nursery.
Our chef prepares a delicious menu of three meals a day plus snacks. Personal preferences and dietary requirements are fully catered for so that all residents look forward to mealtimes.
Talk to us
If you are looking for a respite, short-term or long-term care, call Marion Gordon, Home Manager on 01561 377 400.
Our friendly team is here to help you find a home that provides the best care for you or your loved one.
If your loved one is a resident in Burnside, please do not hesitate to contact the home directly for an update by speaking to Marion Gordon, Home Manager on 01561 377 400.
For more information about our Covid-19 strategy, please click here.
We are registered and regulated by the Care Inspectorate Scotland.
You can read our Care Inspectorate report here.
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The home is led by Marion Gordon, who has been working in the care sector for the past 30 years.
Today I managed to get into his room to see him after a Covid-19 screen. It was amazing to just sit with him and see him in person again. I have to give credit to the amazing staff who have had quite a journey to reassure residents and their families and to keep in touch regarding health issues. They are responsive to our enquires on how Dad is and I appreciate that they print and deliver my weekly letters to Dad. It is very challenging for all care homes at the moment but a big well done and thank you to Burnside staff for their efforts.” Heather W (Daughter of Resident)
Both my Mum and Dad have been residents of Burnside for the last +3 years. Sadly, Dad recently passed away and this caused me to stop and reflect on the quality of care provided by Burnside. Dad was so well looked after and it was lovely to see him develop such a strong bond with a number of the staff. I appreciate that ‘caring’ is what you do, but I feel that at Burnside, you successfully combine top-quality care together with compassion and a sense of fun – a great mix that creates a lovely environment for the residents. It was an environment/atmosphere which suited Dad down to the ground. Although this review was really prompted by Dad's passing, Mum, who recently celebrated her 91st birthday, is also very happy and content at Burnside. Thank you to all members of staff.
My father has been in Burnside care home throughout lockdown. The staff have worked so hard to keep all residents Covid-19 free but allow families to communicate through window visits and Skype. He was the first person I knew to have his 2 vaccinations given. My father is profoundly deaf yet we have managed to work with staff to see how he is and keep in touch with the outside world. Today I managed to get into his room to see him after a Covid-19 screen. It was amazing to just sit with him and see him in person again. I have to give credit to the amazing staff who have had quite journey to reassure residents and their families and to keep in touch regarding health issues. They are responsive to our enquires on how Dad is and I appreciate that they print and deliver my weekly letters to Dad. It is very challenging for all care homes at the moment but a big well done and thank you to Burnside staff for their efforts.
Our Mum was admitted to Burnside Nursing Home in early January, having spent six months in hospital following a major stroke. Having spent weeks investigating various nursing homes in the area, Burnside was the only place that we felt confident could meet Mum’s medical needs. The manager and staff made Mum very welcome and we immediately felt that she was in safe hands, despite Covid restrictions. The communication from the nursing staff and carers was helpful since restrictions meant we were unable to visit. We would recommend this care home to anyone who may be at that stage, where a nursing home decision is imminent.
At Burnside Care Home the emphasis is very much on CARING, both for residents and their family. During this last difficult year, the Manager and super friendly staff have excelled, especially in keeping Burnside COVID free and continuing to maintain their normal routine of ensuring residents are both entertained and exercised. Where possible, within the restraints of 2020/21, visiting has been welcome and well organised.
My Dad is currently in Burnside for Respite care. I cannot fault the care he is receiving. He is very settled and not in a hurry to go home. Cannot thank the admin staff and nurses enough for everything. Even went to the lengths to take photos of him and send them to me. Thank you all.
Call our friendly team to find out more
01561 377 400