Respite Care

If you are looking for Respite Care without compromise, then Cramond Residence is the ultimate choice in Edinburgh.

For those who need short-term support, whether to give a loved one or carer a break, Cramond Residence offers the best possible respite care delivered in an environment that combines luxury hotel living with the reassuring feeling of being in your own home.

Our luxury care home has been designed to an exceptional standard and promotes small community living. We take enormous pride in providing a positive nurse-led care approach, which helps improve all aspects of a resident’s health and prepares them for their return home.

  • Caring and compassionate nursing teams.
  • Dedicated physiotherapy support and facilities.
  • Frequent GP visits and 24-hr hospital support.
  • Unique online Mobizio app so that loved ones can check all is well.
  • Individual care approach ensures recovery plans are bespoke and suited to individual needs.
  • Nine unique houses, each with eight or nine generous en-suite bedrooms.
  • A choice of lounges, cosy snugs, dining areas and activity spaces.
  • Stylish and tasteful furniture and decoration.
  • Delicious food from a varied and ever-changing home-cooked menu.
  • Exceptional range of in-house facilities and amenities.

Frequently asked questions about our Respite Care

How long can respite care last?

We provide respite care from one week up to three months.

Can I have more than one session of respite care?

Yes, you can have as many as you need to give your loved one or carer the rest that they need.

What levels of nursing care do you offer?

24 hour nursing care is available as well as dementia care. Cramond Residence also has a specialist dementia care unit.

How often can I have visitors?

Visiting hours are open but we do ask that your visitors take account of your needs for rest and therapeutic activity. We also ask that consideration is given to other residents within the Residence.

How will you keep my loved ones up-to-date with how I’m doing?

Where consent has been given, we will keep them updated through discussions when they visit. We will also telephone if anything acute occurs or to update them following a GP visit. We also have a unique Mobizio app that allows password access to your regularly updated care plan, so your loved ones can check up on how things are going.

What is the ratio of staff to patients?

We have a ratio of one staff member to every four residents, which allows us to provide excellent levels of individual care and attention. We also check dependency levels on a daily basis and provide flexible staffing levels to accommodate specific needs at specific times.

What activities, excursions and opportunities for exercise are on offer?

Our lifestyle coordinators work with our residents to produce a monthly programme of activities. These include a variety of groups, musical events, intellectually stimulating discussion groups and walks. Outings are arranged according to interest and my include visits to theatres, art galleries & the cinema.

What about exercise?

Fun-to-do and effective exercise plans are formulated by physiotherapists and carried out throughout the day by care staff.

You say that Cramond Residence is a luxury environment. Can you give me examples?

Imagine a 5-star hotel crossed with a comfortable and stylish home. Our rooms are generous in size and finished to a very high standard. This same high level of opulence is carried through all the lounges, snugs, dining rooms and other public areas you can use and enjoy.

How can I give my room a personal touch/make it more homely?

You can personalise your room using pictures, photos and ornaments. You can also bring in small pieces of treasured furniture (although these must comply with fire regulations and not obstruct and care equipment) we will be happy to talk about this with you in detail so that your room is perfect for your care and comfort.

Make An Enquiry


We warmly invite you to drop in and find out more about the care home.

Alternatively, if you would like to make a private appointment to discuss your requirements in more details, please contact Dorothy Brown, our client relationship manager, on +441313361064.

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