Murray House

A centre of excellence for dementia care on your doorstep

DEMENTIA affects around one in six* people over 80 in Scotland.

It is a very individual illness and the best care needs to be equally individual.  It’s natural for those seeking care to want to stay close to those they love, and the community where they’ve grown.  Yet many people currently have to move out of the area or travel further afield for specialist dementia care.

At Queen’s House (Kelso) Ltd we have created a state-of-the-art dementia centre called Murray House, a new development  opened in December 2018, next door to our existing  home, which will provide 18 dedicated places for Scottish Border residents with dementia.

Download an application for residence at Murray House:-  Murray House & Evanthea House Application for Admission 2019

At Murray House we offer:-

  • 18 deluxe rooms all with en-suite facilities
  • WiFi throughout
  • 24 hour nursing care
  • GP Services
  • Hair & beauty salon
  • Beautifully maintained secure gardens
  • Excellent dining
  • In house laundry service
  • Nurse call system
  • New quality furnishings and fittings
  • Fully trained staff.

Our residents in Murray House range in age from those in their 60s to those in their 90s.  Care is tailored to the very specific needs, preferences and capabilities of the resident.  Each resident is cared for by a House registered nurse, and nominated caring staff to ensure continuity of communication with families and the resident.

In a project funded by Comic Relief, we have a story book project where the  primary aim is to help those with dementia and their families to navigate this life changing period in their lives by gifting them with a truly special and personal tool to help them connect and reminisce together.

The design and concept of the book reflects the personal and special nature of the content inside.  Something for the present and also the future to be handed down through the generations.  Each book illustrates memories and stories which have been told by the individual and their families and lovingly collated by the team at Queen’s House.  The project is illustrated by Rebecca Douglas.

Murray House and Evanthea House were officially opened by their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester on the 30th September 2019.