Viewlands House

Care Home

Perth

Location:

25 Viewlands Road
Perth
Perth & Kinross
PH1 1BL
United Kingdom

Contact the house:

01738 639841

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Overview

The Abbeyfield Perth Society was formed in 1961. The Abbeyfield Perth Society, as a registered Scottish charity and non-profit making organisation, is able to keep residents’ charges at a reasonable level.

Viewlands House is registered as a Care Home by the Care Inspectorate. Its primary aim is to provide Residential Care to residents in its 32 rooms.  However, it is staffed and registered also to provide Nursing Care to residents when this becomes necessary. 

Viewlands House is set in landscaped grounds on the west side of the City of Perth and was once a family home itself. The older part of the house is a 'B' listed building and the Society has been careful to retain as much of the original building as possible in order to provide a welcoming and homely atmosphere.

Two lounges and a conservatory offer residents an ideal opportunity to get together throughout the day, and also to meet their friends and family. Various events designed to entertain and stimulate the interests of the residents also take place in the lounges. A hairdressing salon is available for use by the residents.
The level of care provided at Viewlands House is ideally suited to those who can no longer continue to live at home or in sheltered housing because they require extra personal care and attention due to increased frailty. Staff are available 24 hours a day and an alarm call system is fitted throughout the house which gives residents peace of mind. The senior members of our care team are qualified nurses and are registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) or are carers at SVQ4 and registered with the SSSC. If nursing care is required this can be given by our own suitably qualified staff.

Viewlands House has thirty-two rooms, all of which have en-suite shower facilities, a fitted carpet, curtains and wardrobe. Residents are encouraged to bring in other items of furniture, which must comply with current Fire Regulations, to ensure that each room reflects the taste and wishes of the resident. If however residents do not wish to bring in their own items, the Society will fully furnish the room. Television and telephone points are provided in each room for use with the resident's own equipment. The house is fully centrally heated and has a passenger lift to the upper floors. A guest room is available for overnight visitors and family and friends may join a resident for lunch and/or the evening meal in either the conservatory or the upper lounge for a modest charge. Breakfast is served in the resident's room. Other meals are normally taken in the dining room but are provided in the resident's room when this is necessary.

Viewlands House is managed by Abbeyfield Perth

Click here to visit the Viewlands House website for more information. 

Key features

  • Alarm system

  • Communal lounge

  • Conservatory

  • Dining room

  • Garden

  • Guest facilities

  • Lift

  • Laundry facilities

Life at the house

ponies visiting viewlands house supported housing for older people in perth

We play many games including indoor golf and curling and enjoy quizzes, bingo and dominoes. We have knit and natter get-togethers and also enjoy the luxury of regular manicure sessions. We have visiting concert parties and love to have the children from the nearby schools visit. Recently we had our first visit by 2 therapy ponies, which even went around the house visiting residents in their own rooms!

We have daily exercise sessions, and several of the staff are trained in leading strength and balance classes.

Local Soroptomists visit regularly to help and encourage our residents with their computer skills…we have a few Skypers here!!

Our residents love the many trips around the local countryside and love to stop off for lunch or afternoon tea. Trips this year so far have included Blair Drummond Safari Park, Crieff Visitor Centre, Fonab Castle. 

We have an enthusiastic Gardening Club led by Derry, the husband of one of our staff members. Derry works with Turning Point Scotland, which is a social enterprise group to promote community partnership working, and so this benefits both our residents and the Turning Point client group.


Our hairdresser visits twice weekly and residents enjoy their regular trip to the salon.


We publish an in-house magazine each quarter, with articles written by staff on trips away, or by residents telling about stories from their past. It also includes some puzzles, and anecdotes.

dining room at abbeyfield viewlands house supported housing for older people in perthOur food is wholesome and fresh. Residents have input into menu planning and this is reviewed regularly with our Chefs Brian and Alan, and House Manager, Carol.

We purchase our meat from a local award winning butcher and of course our fish comes from our local fishing port of Arbroath. Breakfast is served in resident’s rooms or in the small dining room by request. Main meal is lunchtime and we have High Tea at 5.30 in dining room. Morning coffee and afternoon tea are served in lounge or in rooms midmorning and mid-afternoon and as requested. Our residents love the flowery china cups and saucers.

Our volunteer “Friends of Viewlands” host a Coffee Morning or Afternoon Tea Party fortnightly, these are lovely chatty get-togethers. We are delighted to have themed lunches which are always a jolly time, up till now we have had Italian, Chinese, French, A Wild West day, and a Mad Hatters Tea Party which have been a great success.

Sample Menu

Lunch

Cream of broccoli soup, Roast chicken with stuffing

OR

Mushroom risotto, Seasonal vegatbles 

Served with

Apple pie with cream/ice cream

Tea & coffee

High Tea

Macaroni cheese and garlic bread

Toast

Home baking 

Contact the house

01738 639841

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