Life at Knowesouth Care Centre
Knowesouth, close to the Scottish Borders town of Jedburgh, is a residential nursing home dedicated to the specialist care of older people with dementia. The impressive country house has 13 beds and is surrounded by mature parkland and gardens.
The therapeutic approach of care at Knowesouth is achieved through the close working relationships between care and nursing staff at the home together with Community Psychiatric Nurses, local GPs and the dedicated geriatric care team at the Borders General Hospital and Couldshields Assessment Unit. We pride ourselves on our strong relationships with families and friends of our residents and welcome visitors daily.
Our residents are encouraged to take part in a range of hobbies and past-times arranged by our dedicated activities co-ordinator who plans a varied programme everyday. In the grounds of Knowesouth there is Oakview, an extension to the house providing 36 modern and well equiped bedrooms .
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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.