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Edinburgh care homes thank local community for their support

July 10th 2020

Edinburgh care homes thank local community for their support

Three care homes in Edinburgh have thanked those who have gone the extra mile to support residents throughout the coronavirus pandemic, from the members of the community to its dedicated team members. 

Care UK’s Cairdean House, on Redford Road, Lauder Lodge, on Wakefield Avenue, and Murrayside, on South Beechwood, have expressed their gratitude for the consideration and generosity shown by the people of Edinburgh over the past couple of months.

From volunteering, to delivering messages and artwork to brighten everyone’s day, individuals and organisations have pulled together to support the older members of the community, and Care UK homes across the country have been overwhelmed by the kind gestures of local people.

Cairdean House was inundated with support, receiving tablets and phones for residents to keep in touch with their families from Sky, Easter treats from their local Morrison’s branch, as well as a new bench for the garden from Celtic Property Maintenance. The home also praised two of its team members, Kelly Ann, who gathered gift bags to brighten the day of her colleagues, and Sarah, who knitted ‘ear savers’ for the team. 

Lauder Lodge resident Freda PurcellOver at Lauder Lodge, Seafield News Agents delighted the residents by delivering Easter eggs along with their usual newspaper deliveries. More gifts, from fudge and shortbread, to books and prosecco, were also sent to the home by residents’ families, the Edinburgh community and Historic Environment England, while Alison Cormack crafted Zimmer frame bags for residents and headbands for team members.

At Murrayside, thoughtful cards and posters were received from local nurseries, including Busy Bees Nursery, Bright Sparks Nursery and Currie Children’s Nursery. Team members and residents were also treated to free pizza from Domino’s Dalry, boxes of chocolate from Saughtonhall Drama Club and various food and drinks from Golden Acre Foods, as well as gift hampers from PW & Partners. 

Members of Rucking Good Crochet also picked up their needles and thread to create some special crochet tabs for the Murrayside team’s facemasks. Murrayfield Medical Centre, Murrayfield Medical Practice, Nelson’s, Kerry.com, Heriot’s Blues Rugby Club and Amey Scotland also came together to support the home throughout the pandemic. 

Whether it’s baking for a resident’s birthday, keeping the morale up through creative activities, team members at Cairdean House, Lauder Lodge and Murrayside have also been praised for their unwavering dedication and relentless efforts over the past few months.

Gillian Goodall, home manager at Cairdean House, said “We have been overwhelmed by all the support we have received and the acts of kindness we witnessed, whether they came from outside or inside the home.

“The whole team has worked hard to make sure residents continue living fulfilling lives throughout the pandemic, but two names especially come to mind. Sarah and Kelly Ann have been true beacons of light over the past few months, by supporting their colleagues while continuing to do an amazing job, and I couldn’t be prouder to count them as part of our team.”

Marika Maczkowska team member at MurraysideNicole Anderson, home manager at Lauder Lodge, added: “Everyone at Lauder Lodge would like to thank local people for their kind gestures, however big or small, from sending chocolates, fudge and shortbread to brighten everyone’s day, to creating amazing Zimmer frame bags for residents. Your consideration and generosity has helped us through this challenging time, by bringing a smile to residents missing their families, and a morale boost to our hardworking team. 

“We are truly lucky to be part of such a wonderful, caring community, and we look forward to seeing everyone again soon!”

Cairdean House, Lauder Lodge and Murrayside care homes have been specially designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The care homes incorporate space for hobby and leisure activities, and have their own cinema, hair salon and café.

To find out more about Murrayside, please call 0131 516 8767 or email customer relations manager, Gillian Gray, at gillian.gray@careuk.com

To find out more about Lauder Lodge, please call 0131 516 7544 or email customer relations manager, Richard Annan, at richard.annan@careuk.com

To find out more about Cairdean House, please call 0131 516 3605 or email customer relations manager, Will Haggon, at william.haggon@careuk.com

For more information please visit careuk.com/murraysidecareuk.com/lauder-lodge or careuk.com/cairdean-house 

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Cairdean House, in Colinton, Edinburgh, provides a wide range of quality care services for older people from residential and nursing care to short-term respite and specialist care for people living with dementia. The home offers the highest standards of care alongside modern, luxurious facilities, including a contemporary coffee shop, hair salon and cinema, but you’ll also discover a homely, welcoming atmosphere with many inviting lounge spaces to relax in.

Cairdean House
185 Redford Road
Colinton
Edinburgh
EH13 9PN

0333 321 0924

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care

Our new purpose-built care home in Portobello, Edinburgh, opened its doors in December 2017. Our dedicated team delivers a wide range of personalised care services for older people, ranging from the very best in nursing and residential care, to short term respite care as well as specialist care for people living with dementia. Lauder Lodge features impressive facilities, including its very own cinema where residents can catch their favourite films in comfy chairs. Residents can also enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in our coffee shop, which opens onto a second floor terrace. This spacious area gives residents and their visitors the chance to catch up ‘al fresco’ on warm days and enjoy views westwards to Arthur’s Seat and eastwards to the beach at Portobello.

Lauder Lodge
2 Wakefield Avenue
Edinburgh
EH7 6TL

0333 321 1921

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care

Murrayside care home opened its doors in October 2018, offering a wide range of personalised care services for older people, including residential, nursing and specialist dementia care. Living at Murrayside is all about comfort and luxury – you’ll find a range of comfortable lounge and dining areas, spacious activity areas and 63 beautifully decorated, private en-suite bedrooms. At Care UK, we believe that you should be able to continue enjoying a fantastic lifestyle when you move into one of our homes, that’s why our new home in Murrayside has its own contemporary café, hair and beauty salon and a cinema – helping you to get the most out of every day.

Murrayside
34 South Beechwood
Edinburgh
EH12 5YS

0333 321 1994

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • End of life care