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Life at Etive House

At Etive House we believe in creating a true home-from-home environment: our dedicated staff are delighted to cater for your every need. We've highlighted some key information below on life at Etive House - however, if you would like any further information please don't hesitate to get in touch.


We pride ourselves on the high standard of appetising meals served, all prepared from fresh produce by our qualified catering staff. 

Good, nutritious food and drink are very important in keeping and improving your health.  Our staff will soon get to know your food preferences and any dietary needs which are recorded in your personal care plan.  Menus are displayed daily and offer an extensive choice for each meal with a selection of home baking served daily. 

Our breakfast, three course dinner, high tea and home baking, combine to offer a splendid variety of choice.

Meals are served in our dining room. Beverages and snacks are served throughout the day in the lounge areas.  Room service is also available.


Entertainment appealing to a wide variety of taste is provided regularly.  There is a comprehensive daily programme of activities which are held within the Home and Etive House has strong links with the local community.  Concerts are held regularly including Christmas, Easter, St Andrew's Day and any other memorable occasions, not forgetting our national bard, Robert Burns.

Birthdays are celebrated and you will receive a complimentary birthday cake and gift.  Private functions can also be arranged.

To add to the various services and activities already mentioned the Home has their own bus to take residents out, which is fully equipped to accommodate residents in wheelchairs.  Our Activity Coordinator is responsible for planning and directing most recreational activities. 


A qualified resident hairdresser visits the Home once a week.  Prices for this service are displayed on the notice board.  You are free to have a hairdresser of your choice to visit the home or you may prefer to attend a local hairdressing salon.


The local library bus service visit regularly to the Home. Large print books are available and changed regularly.

Newspapers & Journals

A wide selection of newspapers and journals are delivered to the Home daily.  Arrangements can also be made to have your own newspaper or journal delivered.


Incoming letters and parcels are delivered daily.  Residents who are unable to post their own mail should discuss alternative arrangements with the Head of Care.


If you require a telephone in your own room, arrangements can be made for a separate line to be installed. This arrangement is done privately through BT but staff would be happy to help if assistance is required.


We welcome visitors at any time of the day.  For reasons of security, it is helpful to know if any visitors are expected after 9pm.


Personal items of clothing are laundered and returned to your room from our own in-house laundry.  It is important that all clothing is marked clearly with your name prior to admission.  Clothing should be able to be machine washed and tumble dried at high temperatures due to infection control policies. We cannot accept responsibility for clothing that cannot be washed at high temperatures.


The Care Home accepts without reservation the overwhelming evidence that smoking is a major cause of preventable illness and death, and that the adverse effects of smoking fall not only those who themselves smoke but also on non-smokers who are exposed in their working and domestic environments to the smoke of others.  Therefore the Lynn of Lorne Care Home has a non-smoking policy.