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Cairdean House Care Home in Colinton, Edinburgh

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Cairdean House care home is a perfect blend of modern design and comfortable furnishings.

Based in Colinton, Edinburgh, Cairdean House is spacious, light and luxurious, and has been designed with a particular focus on residents who have Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. But the building still has a homely feel, with lots of sociable spaces for residents to relax in and spend time with friends and family.

A wealth of facilities

Family and friends of residents can come and visit the care home whenever they like, day or night, and stay for as long as they wish. They’re more than welcome to join their loved one in one of the many activities our team plans every day, from gentle exercise to games and quizzes. Or they may want to catch up with their loved one over a cup of tea and a slice of cake in The Terrace coffee shop. There’s even a retro-themed kitchen if residents fancy doing some baking themselves. Our reminiscence room is full of pictures and items from yesteryear – making it perfect for helping residents to rediscover long-forgotten memories and share stories about the past.

Close-knit atmosphere

The care home is arranged into nine suites, each of which has a communal lounge and dining area, plus an individual front door to promote a sense of independent living. The suites are named after famous local people, local army barracks and local hills. They all have a homely feel, with decoration inspired by the Scottish countryside.

Although we’re on the edge of Edinburgh, we’re in a leafy suburb and have various safe outdoor spaces for residents to enjoy, including a first floor courtyard and large terraces, plus beautiful landscaped gardens that border woodland.

Services & Facilities

  • Activities room
  • Beauty and treatment room
  • Church Services
  • Cinema room
  • Coffee shop
  • Dietician
  • Gardens
  • GP
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Library
  • Minibus for outings
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Reminiscence room

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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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Health news

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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