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Cairdean House Care Home in Colinton, Edinburgh

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Experience a day in the life at Cairdean House Care Home

Experience a typical day at Cairdean House through the eyes of Edna, who’s is a resident here. Find out how she likes to fill her time – aerobics, walks around the gardens and challenging the care workers to a game of golf. Discover what Edna loves most about living at our care home in Colinton, Edinburgh. Hear more from Edna.

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Our care home’s name, Scottish Gaelic for ‘friends and relatives’, sums up the welcome you’ll receive, as well as our approach to care.

Here at Cairdean House, in Colinton, south west Edinburgh, we offer the highest standards of nursing, residential and respite care for older people, including those who are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Our 90-bedroom purpose-built care home opened in early 2013 and has already established a strong reputation for its expertise and ground-breaking approach.

Inspiring design

Cairdean House is a care home with a difference. It has been innovatively designed by internationally renowned architect, Richard Pollock and sits in the beautiful village of Colinton in Edinburgh. Richard and his team created the design with every thought for the needs of older people, particularly those living with dementia, and the smallest of details are considered in their approach. Find out more about Cairdean House’s specialist design.

Care with style

Our care home boasts some beautiful facilities that give it an air, more of a five star hotel than a care home. Each of the en-suite bedrooms is beautifully furnished and has a subtly different colour scheme, so there’s something to suit every new resident. Each room also has a flat-screen television, adjustable profile bed and a 24-hour nurse call system, plus phone and internet connection points.

Independence is the key

All of our residents are encouraged to play an active part in the life of our home, from engaging in the daily goings-on to taking part in activities that they have always loved. A range of group and individual activities are also planned every day to keep residents active and engaged, whatever their interests and abilities. And the many facilities, ranging from The Terrace coffee shop to the Palm lounge, the hair salon and the cinema, provide all sorts of options, whatever the weather.

Support for you and your loved one

Our dedicated, highly experienced care team gets to know each resident – their life stories, physical needs, likes and dislikes – then creates a care plan that’s entirely tailored to their needs. We become as close to residents’ families as we do to the residents themselves, and each family is involved in the care planning process. Their insights into their loved one’s past and personality make it so much easier for us to understand and care for their loved one. In turn, we help to improve their lives, taking on the responsibility of their loved one’s full time care, while they rediscover quality time together.

Find out more

We hope you enjoy looking around our care home’s site and learning more about Cairdean House. There’s lots of information about daily life. You can meet our manager, and learn more about our home. Read about the specialist design created by Richard Pollock, and see what residents’ families have to say about us.

If you would like to take a tour of Cairdean House care home please do get in touch with us to arrange a time. We look forward to welcoming you and your loved one to Cairdean House soon.

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Residential care
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At last dementia is getting the attention it requires

At last dementia is getting the attention it requires

March 5 2015

In her first article, Pauline Houchin, Care UK’s new head of care & clinical services, welcomes the increase in interest and funding that  dementia care and research is receiving.

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News about Care UK’s Wellbeing Foundation

News about Care UK’s Wellbeing Foundation

February 9 2015

Belinda Moore, the Chair of Care UK’s Wellbeing Foundation Board, talks about why the Foundation is supporting music therapy initiatives and outlines some of the charities which have already benefited from its grassroots grants.

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Championing dignity in health and social care

Championing dignity in health and social care

February 6 2015

Teams at independent sector health and social care provider Care UK marked Dignity Action Day with a series of special events championing dignity and the organisation’s commitment to offering everybody the highest levels of dignity and care.

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Advice for runners taking part in the 2015 London Marathon

Advice for runners taking part in the 2015 London Marathon

April 20 2015

On Sunday 26 April more than 30,000 people will take part in the 2015 London Marathon. The 26.2 mile race first took place in 1981 and since then has raised more than £700 million for charity. Care UK physiotherapist Paul Soley offers advice to people taking part.

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