Carlingwark House is part of Community Integrated Care, one of Britain’s biggest and most successful social care charities and has supported older people for over 3 decades. It is proud to deliver specialist residential and nursing care that supports people living with age-related needs and dementia to lead full and happy lives, through our EachStep Care model. Situated in the beautiful market town of Castle Douglas, overlooking Carlingwark Loch and surrounded by the magnificent Galloway countryside.
The home provides residential care and support to 30 older people, including people who are living with dementia. We have excellent transport links and are conveniently located near to the town centre with its shops, restaurants, museum, parks, libraries and places of worship.
All our residents have their own comfortable and spacious en-suite bedrooms which can be personalised to suite their individual tastes. Our home has wonderful spaces to relax and enjoy company, including an activities toom, hairdressing salon, indoor garden and themed reminiscence areas. We also have beautiful sensory gardens, so our residents can relax and enjoy activities outdoors. As a specialist dementia service, our furnishings and lighting are purpose designed to meet the needs of our residents. Music plays an important part in everyday life at Carlingwark. We use Playlist for Life, a specialist music therapy that supports people living with dementia to enjoy songs that are personally memorable to them.
Living fulfilled lives
At Carlingwark, we run an extensive activity programme and support people to enjoy days out in the community too. We have been recognised at the Scottish Care Home Awards awards for the creativity of our activity programme. By getting to know the people we support well, we are able to offer activities that meet their different passions and interests. We welcome the contribution of family members and through our Friends of Carlingwark Group, we receive feedback, support and ideas which helps us work together to plan special days out and celebrations.
We host a range of one-to-one and group activities such as arts and crafts, reminiscence sessions, gardening, quiz and games nights, and sing-alongs, as well as hosting regular social events, including performances from local entertainers.
We run digital technology sessions to enable residents to enjoy using the internet, including catching up with friends and family online.
Mealtimes represent an important social occasion for our residents and we work to ensure they are as enjoyable as possible, unhurried and relaxed with residents being given plenty of time to eat and enjoy their meal, while chatting and socialising with other residents.
Our chefs prepare nutritious and delicious meals, which are freshly made on site. We also support people who have specialist diets.
Person Centred Support
We are committed to providing personalised support that promotes people leading full, happy and independent lives. Our colleagues receive specialist training and mentoring.
We really get to know the people we support. To achieve this, we spend time understanding their life story and the things that are important to them, so that we can focus on the things that really matter to them.
Every person we support has a named key worker who helps develop their own personalised care plan.
Our approach to dignity has been recognised at the National Dementia Awards, where we won the ‘Excellence in Continence Care’ Award for two years running.