Braid Hills care home

Braid Hills

Welcome to Braid Hills Care Home in Edinburgh

Braid Hills can be found in a delightful leafy suburb of Edinburgh, with stunning views across the Pentland Hills. Purpose-built in the mid-1990s, the home has been extended and refurbished twice since then, and now has 126 rooms across four unique houses. Two houses provide care for frail elderly residents, one specialises in dementia care and the fourth offers care and support to young, physically disabled people.

As everyone is different and has different needs, we make sure that every resident living with us has their own personal care plan that's unique to them and them alone.

This home has 6 independent care home reviews
from carehome.co.uk

Care types

  • Round the clock care in a safe, comfortable environment for up to six weeks. Perfect for carers who are ill, on holiday or just need a break.

  • We provide respectful pro-active care for residents and relatives in their last days of life. We ensure that their physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs are considered and met.

  • Care for those recovering from surgery or illness, through a combination of rest appropriate exercise and balanced diet.

  • We offer 24-hour personal support to those with a condition that requires frequent specialised, qualified nursing care.

  • 24-hour care and assistance provided for those living with dementia, with a lifestyle profile created to make them feel safe and comfortable.

  • We have specialist facilities, equipment and highly skilled staff that care for a wide range of disabilities and needs.

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Customer Satisfaction Report

We're always striving to improve our treatments and services so feedback from residents and relatives is very important to us. The results of this help us provide the best care possible.

Independent Care Inspectorate Report

We are regulated by the Care Inspectorate. This helps us to identify how we can deliver person-centred care for the people living in Bupa homes.


Life at Braid Hills

At Braid Hills we have a packed schedule of events and activities, giving our residents a wide range of things to do.

Our activities

Offering variety in the types of activities we offer our residents is important, as it helps with physical and mental stimulation and can also give structure to a resident's day too. One day we might be hosting some light exercises and music and movement, while on another it could be art classes and concerts.

We have frequent visits from local entertainers and a hairdresser works from the home's salon four days a week, which is ideal for those who fancy a pampering session. For those that like to get stuck into a good book there is a mobile library service that calls to the home on a regular basis.

Additional information:

  • Gentle gardening
  • Monthly special events
  • Karaoke sing-alongs
  • Regular days out

Our food

A wide range of balanced, nutritious meals are prepared each day, and our chef works hard to make sure the menus on offer are both tasty and also cater for any special dietary requirements any resident may have.

Additional information:

  • Nutritious, tasty food, three times a day
  • Alcohol on special occasions
  • Night Bite menu available
  • Menu posted in large, clear type

Come and visit us for afternoon tea and we will show you around

We have a team on hand who will be happy to answer any questions you have about our homes

How do I arrange a visit?

We have an open door policy, so you are welcome to pop in to the home at any time. However, we recommend you avoid visiting at main meal times as these can be very busy. If you would like to speak to the home manager when you visit, you can make an appointment by calling us first.

Can I bring my own furniture?

Depending on its size, new residents are welcome to bring furniture to their new room. Many of our residents bring a favourite armchair or pictures and other small belongings to personalise their room.

How soon can I move in?

This depends on availability of rooms in the home, understanding the cost of care and the person moving in receiving a care assessment.

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Home facilities

Our rooms

All 126 of our well-decorated and comfortable bedrooms at Braid Hills are furnished to a high standard, have en-suite facilities, a remote-controlled TV, a 24-hour call system and even underfloor heating. Depending on where your room is based in the home, there's also the possibility that you'll have views from your room across the garden.

Additional information:

  • Personal items welcomed
  • All bedrooms cleaned on a daily basis
  • 24-hour call system
  • Thermostatic radiators

Care facilities

  • Individual diets catered for
  • 24 hour call system
  • Residents access to a GP
  • Highly trained nursing staff
  • Specialist dementia staff
  • Additional therapies (payable separately)
  • Access to a Sensory room
  • Personalised care plan
  • Access to an Optician
  • Access to a Nutritionalist
  • Relaxation therapy
  • Access to 24 hour care
  • Dedicated activity coordinator
  • Electric profiling beds
  • Laundry and cleaning services
  • Access to a Memory Box
  • Access to Physiotherapy onsite

Room facilities

  • Adjoining rooms
  • Ensuite facilities
  • Flat screen TVs
  • Rooms with wet room
  • Rooms with garden view
  • Telephone points
  • TV points

Indoor facilities

  • Communal flat screen TV
  • Communal lounge
  • Conservatory
  • Smoke detectors
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wifi hotspot
  • Skype access

What's next?

Book a visit

Call now to book a visit and meet our care home manager, who can answer any questions you may have.

Find out about care home costs

There’s a lot to figure out when it comes to funding. Pop in for a visit and we will be happy to talk it over.

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