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FAQs for care home


Q. What bus goes to Viewlands House?

A. Bus Number 12 stops outside door. This is an hourly service Monday -Saturday approx 55minutes past the hour to town and 25minutes past hour at M&Co., Scott Street, from town. (see Stagecoach timetable for restrictions)

Bus Number 7 will take you to Lovat Hotel and there is a steep climb up Viewlands Road to reach the house. this service runs approx every 10 minutes.

Q. How much independence will I have?

A. The Abbeyfield Perth society is dedicated to promoting the independence of our residents. Often there is a fear that in moving to a new environment, there is a loss of independence. It should be acknowleged that whilst living in an Abbeyfield House will be different from living in your own home, we will encourage you to continue with your independence and to exercise choice over personal matters such as when you have breakfast, what you would like for your meals, when you go out and when you go to bed. There may be some aspects of your present life style that you would have to give up but we are sure that these will be more than compensated for by our care, support friendship and companionship.

Q. When can I have visitors?

A. When your friends and family come to visit you are welcoming them to your home. There are no restrictions as to times and you may invite your friends to join you in your room, in the lounge or to walk through the gardens. You may also wish to use our summer houses to entertain them. Our staff are keen to get to know your friends and family, and we also look forward to meeting them.

 Q. Will I be able to manage my own affairs?

A. Yes.  We encourage our residents to manage their own personal affairs in the manner they are accustomed to. If there is a need for assistance with pensions and so on we would encourage the involvement of your family and friends and perhaps professional adviser.

Q. Are there any social affairs I can join in?

A. There are regular meeting between residents and staff to plan events and activities that the residents may wish to participate in. Staff and volunteer helpers are keen to assist in the implementation of these events and activities

Q. Is there a church service available in the house?

A. Yes, there are regular church services in the lounge in Viewlands House. Where possible, we encourage residents also to maintain contact with their own church community.

Q. Are there other facilities available?

A. There are a number of additional services from which the residents may benefit.  These include hairdressing, dental care and chiropody, the cost of which is paid directly by the resident

Q. Can I smoke in my room?

A. For safety reasons and to comply with regulations, smoking is not allowed anywhere in the house.

Q. How do I find out more information?

A We realise that there are many more questions you will have. We would be delighted to meet with you to discuss these and to offer you an opportunity to visit our house. Such a visit wil enable you to see the accommodation available and to meet some of our staff and residents.

© 2018 The Abbeyfield Perth Society Ltd.
Member of the National Abbeyfield Society, under the royal patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales KG, KT, GCB

Registered Office: 2 Tay Street, Perth, PH1 5LJ
Industrial & Provident Society 1901R (S) An exempt Scottish charity (SC008993)