Cra­mond Res­i­dence

Scottish Field - - RETIREMENT LIVING -

The much-an­tic­i­pated Cra­mond Res­i­dence, Ed­in­burgh’s finest care home, has of­fi­cially opened its doors and wel­comed its first res­i­dents. Lo­cated to the north-west of Ed­in­burgh, in the tran­quil vil­lage of Cra­mond, the Res­i­dence pro­vides the high­est qual­ity, per­son-cen­tred nurs­ing care for older peo­ple in the cap­i­tal.

It has been de­signed to pro­mote small com­mu­nity liv­ing and com­prises of nine dis­tinct houses, each with eight or nine gen­er­ous en suite bed­rooms, as well as a se­lec­tion of shared lounges, din­ing ar­eas and ac­tiv­ity spa­ces, cre­at­ing a real home-from-home feel.

And out­side, beau­ti­ful, land­scaped gar­dens will pro­vide a peace­ful place to walk, sit, and re­lax. Ex­clu­sive, deluxe rooms with doors open­ing out onto pri­vate pa­tios are also avail­able.

The in­te­rior of Cra­mond Res­i­dence re­flects well-known ar­eas across Ed­in­burgh through the mix of ma­te­ri­als, colour, art and ob­jects used in the de­sign. Cre­at­ing and cher­ish­ing mem­o­ries is also an im­por­tant part of the care pro­vided and pick­ing up on his­tor­i­cal themes of the city helps to cre­ate a sense of nos­tal­gia.

Sports en­thu­si­asts will be at home in Ravel­ston House, where golf­ing hats dis­played on hat stands and check cur­tains pay homage to the clas­sic at­tire worn at Ravel­ston Golf Club. Those who like the great out­doors will love the quirky, pheas­ant wall­pa­per in Braid Hills House, re­flect­ing the wildlife found in the area and ad­mir­ers of the arts will ap­pre­ci­ate the mixed gold frames and navy wall colour of Belford House – a nod to the Na­tional Gallery of Mod­ern Art.

Fur­ther tributes to the cap­i­tal can be found through­out, with bread tin ac­ces­sories re­flect­ing the old bak­ers and millers of Dean Vil­lage and even a trib­ute to Greyfri­ars Bobby in the colour palette of Greyfri­ars House.

The team at Cra­mond Res­i­dence prides it­self on a pos­i­tive care ap­proach which pro­motes in­de­pen­dence and en­sures care plans are suited to in­di­vid­ual needs. They have an ex­clu­sive part­ner­ship with Bal­anced – Ed­in­burgh’s premier phys­io­ther­apy provider – which spe­cialises in func­tional re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and fall pre­ven­tion to help older peo­ple be­come more in­de­pen­dent.

Good qual­ity food and nutri­tion are also a key fo­cus as they are es­sen­tial for well­be­ing and hap­pi­ness. Ex­cep­tion­ally qual­i­fied chefs lead a skilled cater­ing team to cre­ate nu­tri­tious food plans tai­lored to in­di­vid­ual tastes, be­liefs or di­etary re­quire­ments.

Life at Cra­mond Res­i­dence is de­signed to of­fer some­thing to suit ev­ery­one and there are a wide range of ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer. From art classes to be­ing pam­pered in the sa­lon, or watch­ing a film in the pri­vate cin­ema, it is a truly spe­cial place to live. Com­mu­nity liv­ing is im­por­tant, so a va­ri­ety of lo­cal day trips are also or­gan­ised reg­u­larly and friends and fam­ily are al­ways wel­come and in­vited to join spe­cial events through­out the week.

It is man­aged ex­clu­sively by Walker Health­care, which has over 20 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence lead­ing suc­cess­ful health­care part­ner­ships and op­er­a­tional man­age­ment of well-re­spected care homes.

CON­TACT

Pri­vate ap­point­ments can now be ar­ranged for you or a fam­ily mem­ber. Please phone Dorothy Brown, Client Re­la­tion­ship Man­ager, on 0131 336 1064.

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