About day services for older people

Day centres for older people are places where the elderly, and people who have a disability due to physical or mental frailty, or other care needs, can be provided with practical assistance and the opportunity to socialise with others, whilst also receiving the care and support of professional trained staff and volunteers. They can be involved with, and enjoy many stimulating organised activities, such as, music therapy, singing, gardening, light exercise, arts and crafts and local day trips. In-house hairdressers, chiropodists and opticians can also be arranged. A day care centre can be a great place for an older person to make new friends whilst engaging in new activities, and a chat over a cuppa.

Outings and day trips
Various community outings and shopping excursions are usually organised, with the use of a minibus that can also offer door-to-door transport with wheelchair access to and from the day centre, for those who may require it. 

Food and refreshments
Home cooked lunches, snacks and afternoon tea are also provided, taking into account any dietary needs and requirements.

How can you or your loved one receive care and support at a day care service?
You can get a referral to a day care centre from your local GP, by a relative, or you can apply by yourself. It is usually possible to arrange a try-out day at a day centre as a taster.

Once you have been assessed and your application accepted, an individual care plan will be created which will be tailored to your needs, requirements and interests.

Most day care centres can provide professional help and assistance with administration of medications, but generally day centres for older people mostly offer their services for older people who require lower levels of care. Day care centres are generally unable to give support for older people who require overnight care and who have complex care needs.

About day services for older people at our care homes

We’re here to help
At all our Holmes Care Group homes and day care services, our friendly, trained, qualified teams and professional staff provide a care and support system for people that require day to day care, giving them assistance with everyday rituals such as; professional and safe administration of all medications, along with everyday assistance with mobility, and encouragement with activities, eating and drinking.

 Care plans for individuals at our day care centres
In all our services, we work with families to formulate care plans which ensure the care we deliver is tailored to the needs of the individual. At Holmes Care Group, we aim to address each service users’ individual and varying requirements, so that each person we care for, feels completely supported in every aspect of their life.

At Holmes Care Group, we know ‘peace of mind’ is an important factor in choosing a day care centre
Ensuring all our service users are comfortable and happy is a priority, as well as giving them a feeling of ‘being at home’. It’s good to keep busy! Daily activities and many fun events are organised in and out of our day care service, which helps to give service users a better sense of independence and normality. Well-being is a big priority at Holmes Care Group.

There’s no place like home - There’s no place like Holmes Care Group
At all Holmes Care Group homes, nursing homes, residential homes and day care centres, we make every effort to keep everyone, secure, safe, warm and welcome, not only for our residents and service users, but also for family and friends when visiting their loved ones. Many of our services are set in scenic areas, and have excellent outside facilities, including patios and beautiful landscaped gardens. Visiting areas are designed especially for residents, service users and friends and family alike, to ensure they feel comfortable and relaxing.

If you would like to find out more about our day services for older people, please click the link below:

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If you are looking for day services for older people in the Glasgow area, Holmes Care Group have a day care centre in Glasgow.

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Kind words from our residents and their families

Baytree Court

Baytree Court is a very relaxed home, pleasant staff and one of the nicest homes I visit, always get a smile. Service users seem happy.

Glenys Newbury - Health Care Community Worker

Almond View Care Home

To all the staff at Almond View - a big thank you for looking after Mum, with such kindness and dedication. Despite living 400 miles away, I always had a good feeling that she was in good hands. When I did visit, the staff without exception, stopped to chat to us even though they were extremely busy. Please accept my heart felt thank you to you all - a real credit to Almond View.


Bankview Care Home

Thank you for the excellent level of care that my father, Frank Boyle, has received. Bankview demonstrated for us the template for a care home and how it should feel and be run. Friendly, welcoming, excellent care levels, length of time staff remain loyal to the home and above all a clear and comforting atmosphere of great leadership.

Barbara and Jan

Social Work Department

Bankview Day care is welcoming and homely, meeting a wide range of needs with well trained staff and individual care for each client.

Bankview Day Care Centre

Bankview Day Care Centre

I understand why mum loves coming to Bank view Day-care it’s a home from home and the activities offered are excellent

J Campbell

Bankview Day Care Centre

The day care centre has made a huge difference to my life. Best thing I ever done, my week was boring now I have days out and shopping trips and good company.

R Burns

Baytree Court Care Home

We can not thank you enough for all the care, support and attention the staff at Baytree Court have given Marc. The staff have always given their time and support to us on visits which has meant a great deal.

Doreen and Yvonne

Beechwood Care Home

Both mum and I were most impressed with Beechwood and we have decided that is where we would like Dad to come to. You have put both mine and mum's minds at rest knowing that Dad will be looked after.

Thank You

Susan Gibson

K Macdonald in memory of my Aunt Jean

I can't exaggerate the admiration I have for the management and staff of Craigielea. I've never experienced so much patience, coaxing, kindness and care. These people share their lives and emotions, laugh and cry and mourn for the people who entrust themselves to care.

Craigielea Care Home

J Ellis in memory of Steve

The staff talked about my best friend being an inspiration to them, despite his illness It made me change my approach with him, instead of being despondent and sad, I spoke with him the way we had always been with each other. The staff saw him as a person.

Craigielea Care Home

Shelagh Goldie

My uncle, who is a retired GP, recently visited Dad on a trip over from Canada and commented that Craigielea is one of the best places he has ever seen in his experience of elderly care units. Very homely, calm, relaxing and wonderful staff. Keep up the fantastic work you do!


Grandholm Care Home

In all my visits I have been most impressed with the Care and Attention shown by all your staff, who are professional and courteous at all times. We are always welcomed with a friendly smile which makes us feel very much part of the home and being involved

J Barber

Grandholm Care Home

Please accept my sincere congratulations for performance and efficiency of Grandholm Care Home. The home provides a very professional, caring and motivational environment with an abundance of patience and understanding. The home is a credit to your team and one of the best in Aberdeen.

I McCormack

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