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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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Dementia Guide Helps Carers Get Good to Go

Dementia Guide Helps Carers Get Good to Go

April 28 2015

With more than two million people in the UK predicted to be living with dementia by 2051, one of the UK’s largest providers of residential care, Care UK, has published Good to Go – a guide to overcoming the challenges of getting out and about, aimed at transforming the experiences of those caring for loved ones living with dementia.

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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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Health news

Care UK guide and seminars help communities to support people with dementia

Care UK guide and seminars help communities to support people with dementia

May 19 2015

With an estimated one in three people aged over 65 living with dementia, and research suggesting that one person develops the condition every three minutes, Care UK teams nationwide have been marking the run-up to Dementia Awareness Week by helping communities communicate more effectively with people living with the condition.

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