specialist services

  • Open-plan sittingroom/kitchen layout for ease of visibility. You can prepare a meal, make a cup of tea, lay the table etc. whilst still keeping a watchful eye on your companion.
  • Outside area is completely fenced in. Drying area and patio area are for your use. BBQ can be supplied on request. Smoking is allowed in outside areas.
  • Handrails are connected in the lobby and bathroom areas, if more are required. Please let me know at time of booking.
  • Shower chair available on request
  • There is a supply of books, DVDs, CDs for your use. Also books on dementia and dementia DVDs available if you should wish. Up-to-date Alzheimer's newsletters are available to read.
  • Doors are brightly painted and clearly labelled.
  • There are no stairs, loose rugs or open fires and the TVs are situated high up.
  • There is ample room for Zimmer frames to be used.
  • The toilet seat is brightly coloured and contrasts with the floor. Raised toilet seat available on request.  All flooring can be washed so please do not worry if there are any small accidents.
  • Single beds are also supplied with waterproof mattresses.
  • Linen and towels are supplied and renewed weekly (unless otherwise requested).
  • There is parking space for one car right at the entrance to the cottage.
  • Marilyn offers a 'sitting service' for an extra fee – this may be taking the person for a walk or sitting and chatting, doing some reminiscence work, looking at old books or reading to them from newspapers – whatever is desired.
  • Marilyn also offers the service of commencing a life-story book for people with Dementia.
  • Any advice or information required on dementia Marilyn is happy to help with and to point you in the right direction.
  • At the time of booking it is essential to give as much information as you can if specialist services are required. Extra equipment such as small hoist can be obtained from Orkney Islands Council if needed. Plenty prior notice is needed for this to be arranged.
  • Buchanhaven Holidays can also pre-book any tours, sight-seeing trips, boat trips to smaller islands, meals out, alternative therapies, hairdressing etc.

Buchanhaven Holidays will try to accommodate any request – big or small – to ensure you have a happy holiday.