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Burnside Care Home - Laurencekirk

Contact us today on 01561 377400
Burnside Care Home Borrowmuirhills Laurencekirk AB30 1HW
Burnside Care Home is set in a pleasant semi-rural location in the pleasant town of Laurencekirk. The home enjoys a lovely setting with many wonderful views out to open countryside and rolling landscapes. The home is a purpose-built modern property that has undergone additional improvements in recent years. With fifty-seven 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 as well as plenty of natural light. All surroundings are of a high quality and there are outdoor areas and gardens to take in fresh air and enjoy the seasons. There is plenty of parking for visiting family and friends. The home is also a short walk from the High Street with its shops and amenities.

Our approach to care

Burnside Care Home offers residential care, nursing, and dementia care plus, subject to availability, respite and convalescent care. We have a particular expertise in assisting residents with specific medical needs with our team of highly skilled registered nurses.

Daily activities

Our activities coordinator organises a weekly schedule of activities and entertainments to keep life fun and engaging for our residents. Residents are able to explore the local community and beyond through trips and excursions in our own minibus.


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.

Next steps

If you are thinking about care for yourself or an elderly loved one, we encourage you to be in touch with us to arrange a visit. Our home manager, Marion Gordon, will take time with you to understand your current situation and provide help and support so that you find the right outcome for you.

Get in touch with us today, using the email form or by calling Marion on 01561 377400. We look forward to hearing from you.

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3rd October 2017 Burnside care home couple celebrate 65th wedding anniversary
A resident at Burnside care home in Laurencekirk celebrated her 65th wedding anniversary with her husband at the weekend. Mary married Charlie Scott on 30th August 1952, and Charlie she says the secret to a long and happy marriage is ‘‘doing what he is told’. Mary lives at Burnside care home and her husband visits every day. Family members came all the way from Shetland to celebrate, along with residents and staff at the home. Mary and Charlie received many cards on the day, but a highlight was receiving one from the Queen which is now proudly on display. Marion Gordon, Burnside care home manager said: “The celebration for Mary and Charlie was lovely for all involved. Sixty five years is a very impressive amount of time to be married, and we are so pleased that they are still so happy together. “It was great to have family, friends, staff and residents here on the day to celebrate.”
22nd June 2017 The 1950’s comes to Burnside Care Home
Residents, their families and the local community celebrated Care Home Open Day at Burnside Care Home in Laurencekirk in true 1950s style. On Friday (16th June), Burnside hosted a party, concert and open day of the home and the gardens. There was also an impressive themed buffet prepared by the kitchen staff. In the morning, children from nearby Poppies Nursery visited to spend time with the residents. Musical Melodies, a local group, also performed a concert playing the sounds of the 1950s, and residents and guests had a great time joining in with the songs and dancing. Fiona Tindal, Deputy Manager at Burnside Care Home said: “Everyone seemed to have a fantastic day on Friday. We had some lovely comments from visitors regarding our home and gardens, the service we provide to our residents and the welcoming family atmosphere. Thank you and well done to everyone for being involved in the day.” Care Home Open Day has been running for five years and aims to emphasise the importance of connecting local communities, developing lasting relationships and encouraging intergenerational rapport.
5th June 2017 Burnside Care Home awarded in Top 20 Recommended Care Homes in Scotland 2017
Burnside Care Home in Laurencekirk has been included in’s Top 20 recommended care homes in Scotland 2017. The Top 20 Care Home Awards 2017 highlight the most recommended care homes in each region of the UK. The awards are based on over 40,000 reviews from residents and friends/families of residents. Burnside Care Home received a review score of 9.7/10, with all reviewers being ‘extremely likely’ or ‘likely’ to recommend the care home to others. Feedback included the excellent support given by all the staff, first class hospitality and comfortable rooms and surroundings for residents. Marion Gordon, Burnside Care Home manager said: “We have an excellent team of staff at Burnside and we do our very best to ensure residents receive the best support and care. I am thrilled to be included in the top 20 care homes in Scotland, the hard work the team carry out on a daily basis deserves some recognition.” Burnside Care Home is run by Silverline Care has 57 rooms, and specialises in focusing on the well-being of the individual, offering one-to-one sessions and supporting decisions to personalise their environment.
11th April 2017 Burnside promotes intergenerational activity with local school
Burnside Care Home in Laurencekirk has welcomed children from nearby Poppies Nursery School to come and interact with residents and do activities together. The nursery will continue to visit residents twice a month, to read, draw, and chat together. As well as the school visits, the care home has started to link up with different organisations in the community to give residents the opportunity to join in with groups and clubs. Currently, they are working with the local walking group, gardening club and the ‘Reminisce Group’ which is held in the local library. Marion Gordon, Burnside care home manager said: “It’s lovely to see the children and residents interacting with each other and enjoying each other’s company. I think intergenerational work is very beneficial for both the children and residents. “Our residents are thoroughly enjoying all the new activities we have introduced, and there has been great feedback about the gardening club and Reminisce Group.”
11th April 2017 Burnside Care Home resident celebrates 106th birthday
Mary Craig from Burnside Care Home has joined the handful of centenarians in the UK aged 105 and over, after turning 106 in December. Mary, who is Burnside’s oldest resident, enjoyed a party to celebrate the big day with family, friends and staff. They were treated to her favourite dish, Stovies, and drinks. It is estimated that only around 600 centenarians in the UK are 105 years and older. Mary has lived at Burnside for the past two years and is described by staff as a very content, sociable lady with a fantastic memory. Mary loves reading and reciting poetry, which she does every evening before going to sleep. She also enjoys telling staff about all the firsts in her life – her first car, TV, radio, job – and reminiscing about her days as a school teacher. Some of her former pupils are also now residents at the same care home. Marion Gordon, Manager at Burnside said: “Mary is a delight and it’s fantastic that she is still so outgoing at the age of 106. She is such a lovely woman who is thought the world of by her family, friends and the staff who support her. We had a great day celebrating her birthday.”
11th April 2017 Burnside creating special sensory garden for residents
Burnside Care Home in Borrowmuirhills is promoting the mental and spiritual wellbeing of residents with a special new sensory garden. The home wanted to create areas in their garden that all of it 57 residents, with varying abilities and needs, could utilise and enjoy. Burnside has created a special herb garden which involves touch, taste and smell, to stimulate residents and give them a space to enjoy. Plants including rosemary, curry, thyme and lemon balm, among others, allow residents to have a special outdoor space with clean, fresh air, which can have a positive impact on certain medical conditions and their symptoms, including Dementia and mental health conditions. Emma Sinclair, Enablement Co-ordinator at Burnside Care Home has written a paper titled ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’ which combines her research on the health benefits of outdoor spaces and creating sensory areas at the home as a way of making it more accessible and purposeful for residents, staff and visitors. The paper highlights the benefits that fresh air and ‘green’ pass times has on people and how it is beneficial to a person’s mental health. Being outdoors increases the amount of serotonin, the happy hormone, in the brain. Green pass times are also good for generating energy, improving concentration and increasing motivation, as well as helping people to stay physically active. Emma said: “This research supports my belief that fresh air is the best medicine we can all have. It supports in helping to improve symptoms of various medical issues such as dementia, infections and mental health, among others.” There will also be a sight and sound area, where residents can plant bulbs, seeds and plants themselves and choose the features they would like to see and hear in the garden. They also have the option of going to the garden centre to select and buy the goods themselves. Local joiner, James Davie, kindly made and donated some raised beds to plant the herb garden, meaning it is accessible to all residents including those who use wheelchairs. Emma said: “After speaking with residents it became clear that they valued the outdoor space and the garden at the home, and if they could choose, they told us they would want to spend more money on plants and other outdoor features. “This, combined with my research led to the sensory garden being created. It is a unique and exciting project which we hope many residents will benefit from and get involved with, especially those who live with certain medical conditions. “We are committed to making residents feel as comfortable and special as possible while at Burnside, and this will be a welcome addition for everyone.”
5th July 2016 Burnside - Gala Tea Dance
July 2015 Burnside recently held a Gala Tea Dance where residents enjoyed dancing to old favourites, a cup of tea and a raffle. It was great for residents and members of the local community to socialise. The residents loved it. One lady described it as "amazing".
5th July 2016 Burnside - Dementia Friends
July 2015 Members of the local community in Laurencekirk recently attended a Dementia Friends session held at Burnside. Burnside’s aim is to support their local community and ensure local businesses are dementia friendly. We received very positive feedback with one attendee saying "I have learned a lot; there are things that happen to people with dementia that I had no idea happened. I now understand little things I can do to make things easier for older people to live independently and use our businesses.” [gallery ids="1485,1487"]