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Ashley Court Care Home

33 Craighouse Terrace, Edinburgh, EH10 5LH

Good - Regulator's rating

Residential
Dementia
Nursing
Palliative
55 single rooms • All en-suite • Opened in 1995
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Blenham House Care Home

3 Sighthill Court, Edinburgh, EH11 4EU

Good - Regulator's rating

Residential
Dementia
Nursing
Palliative
60 single rooms • All en-suite • Opened in 2006
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4

Colinton Care Home

69 Spylaw Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5BP

Good - Regulator's rating

Residential
Dementia
Nursing
Palliative
53 single rooms • All en-suite • Opened in 1997
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Cramond Residence

49 Cramond Road North, Edinburgh, EH4 6NG

Good - Regulator's rating

Residential
Nursing
Palliative
32 single rooms • Opened in 2019
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Lauder Lodge

2 Wakefield Avenue, Edinburgh, EH7 6TL

Good - Regulator's rating

Residential
Dementia
Nursing
Palliative
60 single rooms • All en-suite • Opened in 2017
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North Merchiston

34 Watson Crescent, Edinburgh, EH11 1HF

Good - Regulator's rating

Residential
Nursing
60 single rooms • All en-suite • Opened in 2009
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Strachan House Care Home

93 Craigcrook Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3PE

Good - Regulator's rating

Residential
Nursing
Palliative
83 single rooms • 82 en-suite rooms • Opened in 1996
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Cairdean House

185 Redford Road, Colinton, Edinburgh, EH13 9PN

Adequate - Regulator's rating

Residential
Dementia
Nursing
Palliative
90 single rooms • All en-suite • Opened in 2013
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Castlegreen

160 Greendykes Road, Craigmillar, Edinburgh, EH16 4ES

Adequate - Regulator's rating

Residential
Dementia
Palliative
120 beds • 60 single rooms • 60 beds in double rooms • 60 en-suite rooms • Opened in 2007
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Guthrie House

12 Lasswade Road, Edinburgh, EH16 6RZ

Adequate - Regulator's rating

Residential
Dementia
Nursing
Palliative
88 single rooms • 70 en-suite rooms • Opened in 2007
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Overview of care homes in Edinburgh

Care homes in Edinburgh

65

Homes that offer nursing care

39

Specialise in dementia care

34

Homes rated good or above

44

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Frequently asked questions

  • How many care homes are there in Edinburgh?

    There are 65 care homes in Edinburgh offering a range of specialisms. If you’re not sure which type of care home is best for you, you can read our guide on how to choose the right care home.

  • How are care homes in Edinburgh regulated?

    All care homes in Edinburgh are regulated by the Care Inspectorate (CI). Of the 65 care homes in Edinburgh, 44 have been rated good or above.

  • How many care homes in Edinburgh specialise in dementia care?

    There are 34 care homes in Edinburgh who offer specialist dementia care for more information on the specific homes, view our dementia care home list.

  • How much do care homes in Edinburgh cost?

    On average residential care homes in Scotland cost £761 per week, with nursing homes costing on average £845 per week. From the care homes in Edinburgh who share their prices with us, we can see care home prices starting from £1,010 per week.

  • What is the difference between nursing homes and residential care homes?

    Residential care homes provide residents with accommodation, meals, and assistance with personal care and medication. However, a nursing care home will also provide medical care from a qualified nurse, including treatment for any illness or injuries.

  • Will I be entitled to local authority funding to help pay for a care home in Edinburgh?

    In Scotland, if you are aged over 65 you are entitled to free personal and/or nursing care. If your total savings and property assets are below £28,500 then you may also qualify for local council funding. Read our care home funding article for more advice.

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Average care home costs in Scotland

Average costs based on LaingBuisson Care of Older People UK report 2019

  • Residential care homes

    £761 per week
  • Nursing care homes

    £845 per week

Funding for care in Scotland

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Your care home costs could be partially funded by the council. To quality for this, you must first arrange a care needs assessment.

  • Free personal and/or nursing care funding is available to anyone aged 65 or over, regardless of their financial situation.

  • Funding towards accommodation costs is also available if your assets (property & savings) are below £28,500.