Life at Kippen House Care Centre
Set within extensive grounds, Kippen House is a residential care home surrounded by wonderful gardens and panoramic views of the Perthshire Hills.
As a centre of excellence in mental health care, Kippen House offers care for adult residents, focusing on those with former drug or alcohol addictions. By working closely with our residents, their families and friends, we provide specialised and loving care through tailored programmes ensuring that we meet the specific needs of each individual.
With 17 rooms, we have a variety of accommodation available including 14 rooms with en-suite facilities. Our policy is to provide a home from home and residents have ready access to daily newspapers and magazines as well as a visiting library.
Our residents enjoy the lovely gardens to both relax in and partake in their up-keep. All our food is prepared in-house using fresh local produce and, during summer months, our home-grown produce from the gardens – a favourite at the dinner table.
We encourage residents to keep physically and mentally active with daily in-house activities including darts, pool, whist, music, crosswords and board games while the more energetic can even play golf and bowls. Trips to the local pub are a firm favourite and our lifestyle coordinator works closely with the local community allowing our residents to participate in the social and cultural activities of the area with trips to Perth a firm favourite. For relaxation, our visiting aromatherapist is very popular whilst others prefer to take a stroll safely along the path running alongside the lovely stream which flows through our grounds.
Our priority at St Philips Care is to ensure that our residents regard our homes as their own home. We want everyone to feel that they are able to retain their independence, privacy, dignity and way of life in an environment that provides them with the safety, security and specialist care that they need to live their lives to the full.
Everyone has their own named key worker who works closely with them and their family and friends to develop a personalised care plan. This programme is continuously evaluated and updated to account for changes in circumstances so that care is always appropriate for the individual and available 24 hours a day for as little or as much as they need. We regularly carry out relative and resident customer satisfaction surveys to ensure that we understand, and deliver, the care and services that are most highly valued. Our carers are trained in advocacy skills so that they are able to accurately articulate the wishes of our residents.
We also are very happy to facilitate independent advocacy services. We are committed to our residents retaining links with the local community and regularly host visits from local schools, community groups, activity organisers and entertainers. Residents have the freedom to join in as they choose and are always encouraged to continue with hobbies and past-times both inside and outside of the home. We receive regular visits from local GPs, hairdressers, dentists, opticians, chiropodists and a mobile library regularly calls. We ensure that residents can attend religious services as they wish; either inside our outside of the home.
Our mealtimes are planned ahead with a choice of meals and snacks throughout the day and we will always meet the individual needs of residents whether they want to eat in their rooms, or they would prefer to eat outside of planned meal times. All meals are based on the nutritional needs of our residents and we cater for all special dietary requirements.
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My mum had been a resident at The Grove since last September and I would just like to say how much she enjoyed it there.
She was kept clean and well-fed.She always said that the meals were lovely couldn’t ask for better.She had clean clothes on everyday.
The staff were always kind and pleasant.When I visited every day they always opened the door to me with a warm welcome and a smile.
Nothing was too much trouble for them.When mum took ill in May they were very concerned, sent for the doctor when he was needed.They couldn’t do enough for her or me while I stayed with her.The staff really did look after her in her final days.My brother and I cannot thank the staff enough for their kindness and thoughtfulness.