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People of Edinburgh invited to plan future care

November 18th 2015

i-gallery-daily-life-priors-02The team at Care UK’s Cairdean House care home in Colinton, Edinburgh is inviting local people to attend a free advice-led event on Friday 27th November to find out more about planning future care.

From 2pm-4pm, Gavin Calder from Melville Independent Plc will be on hand to offer expert guidance on funding long-term care – whether caring for a loved one in their own home or looking at care homes. Gavin will be joined by Maggie Martin, a specialist in care planning who will discuss the importance of writing your own care plan and why it is important to stay in control of your own care.

After the event, visitors can take the opportunity to meet the team at Cairdean House and to a look around the care home.

Cairdean House home manger, Michelle Reid, said: “At Care UK, we understand that having access to the right information and clearly delivered advice can help families make sense of the care options available to them. We have therefore invited Gavin and Maggie along to lead this free session at Cairdean House.

“Gavin is a trusted expert in his field and Maggie challenges perceptions around writing plans while injecting light humour into a subject many people struggle to think about. We hope by holding this event we can spread the word about the importance of planning future care and why it so essential to talk about this this with friends and family.”

Cairdean House is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care.  Designed to enable its residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema and hairdressers, and there is plenty of space both indoors and out for relaxation and recreation.

For further information or to book a free space at the event, please contact the home manager, Michelle Reid, by emailing, telephone 03339 207 854. 

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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
EH13 9PN

0333 321 0924

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