Dementia Care in Oban

Situated in the picturesque countryside, Etive House Care Home is a private, purpose-built care home that provides older people with Dementia Care in Oban, as well as Residential Care and Respite Care.

Our warm and welcoming home offers en-suite bedrooms, exceptional facilities, and unrivalled care services and wellbeing support to those who require elderly care, those with specific health care needs, and their families. 

What does Dementia Care mean? 

Dementia is a progressive condition that is known for impairing a person’s cognitive abilities such as how they think and communicate. Because of its progressive nature, dementia can come in numerous forms and stages and is likely to worsen over time. It affects each person living with dementia differently, so it’s important to understand that each person’s support needs will be different too. Dementia care can be offered in a variety of settings, including residential and nursing care homes, both of which provide care and assistance at all times of the day and night. 

How dementia care is provided is very much dependent on each individual, taking into consideration the stage of dementia that they are at, as well as their symptoms. The first step in identifying whether someone requires dementia care is to look out for certain signs. In the early to mid stages, dementia symptoms can include forgetting dates and appointments, finding social situations challenging, and experiencing difficulty in completing usual daily tasks.

Signs of a more advanced stage of dementia may include experiencing a loss of awareness and surroundings or struggling with mobility and communication. You can find out what kind of support you or a loved one may require by taking an assessment. Care homes are an option for dementia care and are warm and homely environments where specialised care and support are provided around-the-clock by a team of professional nurses and carers.

Our Approach to Dementia Care

At our care home in Benderloch, Oban, we provide specialist dementia care and support to people living with dementia. Our devoted team gives the support and attention residents need to ensure their happiness, comfort, and overall wellbeing. We understand that there is no one size fits all approach to dementia care, which is why we work closely with our residents and their loved ones to establish a care plan that is completely unique to them.

From the engaging activities on offer to the way our home has been furnished, our home accommodates the needs of residents living with dementia. We are proud to deliver dementia care in Oban and our team goes above and beyond to ensure symptoms associated with the condition are alleviated as much as possible.

Understanding the full extent of whether someone close to you is ready to move to a care home, or knowing which type of care and support they require can be difficult to determine. Our compassionate team here at Etive House will happily discuss with you the care needs of the individual as well as recommend the best course of action. By providing the highest standard of residential care, dementia care or respite care, we make sure that every resident, no matter their circumstances are happy at our home.

View of Oban from Pulpit Hill

Life at Etive House Care Home

We provide luxury accommodation for up to 62 residents. Our dedicated and compassionate team has extensive experience in the care sector and provides around-the-clock assistance for all residents, no matter what they might need. Our approach at Etive House is to provide person-centred care and support to each and every resident in order to improve their quality of life, including both medical and personal care. Etive House Care Home is regularly observed by the Care Inspectorate to ensure our home meets a high standard in everything we do. 

At our home, residents and their families can find a variety of facilities including a library, cinema, hair & nail salon, en-suite single rooms, and activities programme. Our enthusiastic activities coordinators organise a weekly programme that provides a range of experiences for residents to enjoy with others who share similar interests. Our in-house amenities provide our residents with the opportunity to continue hobbies, meet people and pursue new interests. 

Things to See and Do in the Surrounding Area of Oban

At Etive House Care Home, we are proud of the place we call home. Oban is a stunning location on the west coast of Scotland, which has plenty to offer our residents and their visitors, from scenic walking routes to interesting historic sites. Our teams go above and beyond to ensure that our residents get involved in the local community, make new friends and have wonderful experiences.

The local community of Benderloch is the ideal place to live for those who love to be in a peaceful setting away from a busy town or city. Our home couldn’t be positioned in a more quiet, picturesque part of the highlands. Residents can however take a day trip out into the nearest town of Oban to visit the attractions, shops and eateries on offer. Not too far from Etive House is Dunollie Musuem, Castle and Grounds, where residents, visitors and family members can immerse themselves in the history of Clan MacDougall. There are charming woodland grounds, a museum displaying a social history collection, and castle ruins offering beautiful views across Oban Bay. 

Ganavan Sands is a fantastic spot to relax in the summer months with stunning white sands and views of the mountain tops from afar. Those interested in sea creatures can visit Sealife Adventures in Oban, where you can take a trip on your preferred wildlife cruise. St Conan’s Kirk is a stunning building in Argyll, attracting visitors from all over the world with its majestic lochside setting and fascinating architecture both inside and out. If residents are willing to travel a bit further afield, Arkinglas Woodland Gardens is a truly stunning place to walk within the impressively landscaped grounds or take a private tour of the historic mansion perched on the edge of Loch Fyne.

ardmucknish bay

Reach Out and Talk to our Skilled Professionals

If you would like to find out more about our dementia care, any of our other care services, or life at Etive House Care Home in Oban, our home manager would be delighted to provide information to you and your loved ones.

You can get in contact with us by emailing or calling us on 01631 720278 to speak to a member of our friendly and professional team. Alternatively, please complete our Enquiry Form to request a callback and we will respond as soon as possible. We look forward to speaking to you.