Care house residents show you’re by no means too outdated to study

A bespoke care house companions with an additional training institution

AN EDINBURGH care house is encouraging lifelong studying for its residents because it companions with the Open College to kind an in-house school.

Cramond Residence might be launching ‘Cramond school’, providing its residents a possibility to strengthen their cognitive perform by giving them the choice to enrol in a wide range of programs provided by the web college.

Programs will vary from one to 4 hours, and residents will obtain a diploma for his or her efforts in a deliberate month-to-month commencement ceremony on the care house.

The partnership is a part of Cramond’s purpose to supply its residents with a richer and extra satisfying way of life and hope the programs will enable for its residents to study new expertise and dive deep into topic areas of their selection.

Garylee Rushforth, lead way of life coordinator stated: “I used to be decided to consider a strategy to develop our method to actions that challenged the residents, and provided them an opportunity to study a brand new ability.

“The Open College ticked all of the containers by way of a significant exercise whereas permitting residents to select from a variety of topic areas.”

The chance has confirmed to be highly regarded with a lot of the residents on the care house expressing their curiosity in reaching a diploma.

Garylee additionally stated: “Once we initially advised the concept of Cramond School to our residents, there was nice curiosity with over half of them being keen to participate with loads having a eager curiosity in programs which concentrate on arts and historical past.

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Now we have additionally seen a variety of residents who’re residing with delicate to average dementia desperate to take up a number of the programs on supply. On the finish of every month, we plan to carry a commencement ceremony for individuals who have achieved their diploma.”

Cramond Residence can be providing assist to these eager to tackle extra prolonged and difficult programs.

The residents will take a blended studying method to the programs via movies and different interactive parts through the use of know-how obtainable on the house.  

Established in 2018 at a value of £8m and unfold throughout three flooring, Cramond Residence gives a spread of actions specifically designed with specialist amenities and educated employees available to supply assist and aid.

Apart from its tailor-made exercise programme, the house additionally gives bespoke physiotherapy classes with boutique consultants, in addition to specialist dementia care which is delivered in an setting that mixes luxurious lodge residing with the reassuring feeling of being in your individual house.

The house is on the lookout for purposes from way of life coordinators, certified nurses and catering assistants, with notably excessive demand for nursing employees and care assistants.

Cramond Residence affords prime quality look after as much as 74 residents providing a small-group residing idea in 9 homes, with all residents having fun with an distinctive vary of facilities and actions, scrumptious meals and bespoke care from a highly-trained group.

Costs on the house begin from £1,950 per week. To seek out out extra about Cramond Residence, go to: or contact [email protected].