Cairdean House | Care Home | Edinburgh, EH13 9NH
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185 Redford Road
EH13 9NH


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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Residential | Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Call for details
Weekly Prices From £1,659.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Kat Barnwell is Home Manager at Cairdean House.

I’m a registered mental health nurse, and I have worked my way up in almost every job role within a care home, starting as a Care Assistant and including working as part of the domestic, kitchen, admin and lifestyle teams.

As a Home Manager, it’s important to have energy, passion and a willingness to have difficult conversations to ensure that we are all striving to fulfil the lives of the people who choose to live at Cairdean House.

I love meeting and speaking to new people and learning about the residents and team members here. I enjoy hearing what is important to them and what makes people tick, as well as how we can make them smile.

Supporting and guiding my team and creating an environment where people want to be and feel proud to be part of the Cairdean family is one of my favourite parts of my role.

Kat Barnwell

Cairdean House is a modern, purpose-built care home in the beautiful village of Colinton, Edinburgh. The dedicated team offer specialist nursing, residential and dementia care within a home that has been designed with the needs of people living with dementia in mind.

Cairdean House has a homely feel, with lots of spaces where residents can relax and socialise, such as the coffee shop, cinema room and hair salon. There are various safe outdoor spaces for residents to enjoy, including a first-floor courtyard and large terraces, plus beautiful landscaped gardens that border woodland.

Residents are encouraged to play an active part in the home, from engaging in the daily goings-on to taking part in activities that they have always loved.

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Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Complex Care, Emergency Care, End of Life, Nursing Dementia / EMI, Palliative, Personal care, Physiotherapy.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Electronic Medication Management, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Pain Management, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia (EMI).
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Challenging Behaviour, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Frontotemporal, Lewy Body, Mixed Dementias, Picks Disease, Vascular Dementia.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Independent Assessments We have been independently assessed in our approach to infection control.
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Infection Screening We are using technology to screen for infections & monitor symptoms.
safe-tick Regulatory Assessment We have been assessed by the care regulator in our approach to infection control.
safe-tick Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space

All Care UK homes now have purpose-built internal or external visiting suites available which enable visits to take place from behind a sealed glass panel, using a sound system to assist with communication. Where Government guidance and local health teams allow, these suites make it possible to continue visiting even when we have a case of Covid-19 in the home.

Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

Yes, our care home has WiFi in all our resident’s rooms.

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

Yes, our care home has mobile phone signal in all our resident’s rooms.

Telephone for external calling

No, our care home does not provide a telephone in residents’ rooms.

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Our Building and Facilities

Cairdean House was designed to the latest dementia standards by internationally renowned architect, Richard Pollock, and there’s a homely, welcoming atmosphere, with inviting spaces for relaxation.

Our Colinton care home has its own coffee shop, hair salon and cinema, and we’re always exploring new ways to make the home more luxurious for residents. We recently refreshed the outdoor terraces and the décor in the coffee shop, and created a more homely atmosphere in our reception area, with comfortable seating, a television and a fireplace.

The home is arranged into nine small suites, each with a shared lounge, dining area and new kitchenette. All shared spaces are frequently cleaned and there are hand gel and hand wash stations available throughout the home. We support residents to maintain their independence as much as possible, and, if they wish, they’re welcome to make their own drinks and snacks in the kitchenettes

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Coffee Shop / Café, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Chiropodist, Cinema, Coffee Shop, Dentist, GP, Hairdressers, Lift, Minibus, Optician, Physiotherapy, Smoking Area.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Private Garden(s), Seating, Secure Garden, Sensory Garden, Summer House, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Individual Heating Controls, Interactive Digital Touch Table.

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Our bedrooms are beautifully decorated with en suite facilities. Residents are encouraged to bring along some home comforts for the personal touch.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 90
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 90
We offer these types of ensuite rooms: Bathroom with Bath.

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Balcony, Direct Garden Access, Furnished, Garden View, Step Free Access.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Balcony, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Tea and Coffee-making Facilities, Telephone Point, Wifi.

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Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,659.00
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,969.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,829.00
Nursing Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £2,044.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £1,869.00

Funding Types
Local Authority City of Edinburgh
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding No
We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

Choice Dining Logo

Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

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Activities Are So Important

We believe that moving into a care home is just another part of life, and your loved one should be free to continue enjoying lifelong hobbies and enjoyable outings, and even to try out new interests and experiences. We get out and about around Edinburgh, and we love welcoming friends into our home – whether they’re youngsters from the local nursery, exotic animals or Rabbie Burns himself.

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Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Music Therapy, Painting, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Residents' Committee, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Cinema, Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Shopping, Shopping Centre, Theatre.
Can You Bring Your Pet

We Welcome
Birds, Cats, Dogs.

185 Redford Road
EH13 9NH

Regulator: Care Inspectorate - Scotland

Autumna uses the Care Inspectorate's combined grading data which combines information from their new quality framework evaluations and their previous quality inspection methodology. If no recent rating has been awarded, an older rating from a previous inspection will be displayed.
Category Rating
Overall Good
Wellbeing Good
Care and Support Good
Environment Good
Staff Good
Management Good
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Report Published 4th July 2019
Registration Date 5th April 2013
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Car Park on-site.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church.

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Cairdean House

Cairdean House was given an overall rating of "Good" by the Care Inspectorate - Scotland in July 2019.
Cairdean House provides Residential, Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Prices for Cairdean House start from £1,659.00 per week.
Cairdean House is owned by Care UK.
Yes. Cairdean House does offer Residential care.
Yes. Cairdean House does offer Respite care.
Yes. Cairdean House does provide care for people with Dementia.
Cairdean House comes under City of Edinburgh.
Cairdean House does not accept Local Authority clients.
Kat Barnwell is the manager of Cairdean House.

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