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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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Care UK’s care homes have big plans for this year’s Care Home Open Day

Care UK’s care homes have big plans for this year’s Care Home Open Day

June 11 2015

Many of Care UK’s care homes have been busy planning their celebrations to mark this year’s national Care Home Open Day (CHOD) on 19th June.

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Communities young and old benefit from Care UK wellbeing foundation awards

Communities young and old benefit from Care UK wellbeing foundation awards

May 21 2015

Communities across the country are continuing to benefit from grants awarded by the Care UK wellbeing foundation. The theme for grants this year is to support local groups and charities that increase the wellbeing of people through arts-based projects.

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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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Health news

How the independent sector is already supporting the NHS to deliver seven-days-a-week care

How the independent sector is already supporting the NHS to deliver seven-days-a-week care

July 27 2015

Shortly after the general election, Prime Minister David Cameron set out plans for a seven-day NHS, with people able to see their GP and have tests in hospitals at weekends.

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