Rooms & Facilities

Accommodation

We have 60 single bedrooms with spacious ensuite shower facilities, arranged over three floors. There are two lifts which access each of the three floors. The freshly decorated bedrooms have telephone and Internet access, a wall mounted TV and a nurse call system, for prompt assistance.

Each floor has its own comfortable open plan lounge with wide screen TV, and dining area with a fully-fitted pantry and also an extra-quiet lounge. The conservatory on the ground floor has a door out into the grounds – always a popular place to sit with a cup of tea, or for gardening activities when weather permits.

Facilities

We are very lucky at Blenham House to enjoy a specially-designed, contemporary building. Accessibility, light, a sense of space, fresh decor and beautiful urban garden makes this an ideal place for older people.

We have all the advantages of being in a central urban setting and Blenham House has been designed to allow residents wonderful views of the city and the Pentland Hills.

Small group living

Our 60 bedrooms are arranged on three floors, with residents choosing which lounge and dining room they wish to spend time in. This makes for a warm and homely atmosphere where residents can form friendships and meet regularly.

Home from home

Rooms can be personalised by the resident with their choice of wall colours and soft furnishings, and we encourage personal mementos and furniture, if space allows. As long as the layout gives us space to nurse in, we’ll do our best to make rooms as homely and familiar as possible.

Each bedroom has an ensuite shower room. There is a nurse call, TV (including Sky) and a telephone and Internet point in every bedroom, with WiFi available throughout the home.

Communal areas

The urban landscaped garden is safe, secure and a lovely place to watch the world go by or just enjoy a spot of sunshine. All areas are wheelchair friendly and specifically designed to support people with dementia. Residents enjoy a choice of beautifully decorated lounges, all equipped with Sky TV for activities and relaxation.

Our lounges can also double up as Blenham Houses's own in-house cinema! We have a drop down cinema screen for movie nights and special sporting events, which is a hit with all of our residents!

Keeping up appearances

We have a hair salon in the home and regular visits from an aromatherapist ─ we believe that relaxing and looking your best is important, even more so for older people.

Laundry

We understand that maintaining a sense of privacy and dignity is fundamental to enjoying life at Blenham House. That’s why we take something as simple as laundry so seriously: fresh towels are supplied after each use and we label all clothes and make sure they are returned clean and pressed.

Visitors welcome

Friends and relatives are encouraged to visit as often as possible and the unrestricted parking enjoyed at Sighthill makes dropping in very easy. To make visitors welcome there are small kitchens so you can make your own tea and coffee. Our chef loves to bake, and there’s usually an array of homemade treats for visitors too!

3 Sighthill Road Edinburgh, EH11 4EU 0131 458 9820

All About Blenham House 

Our brochures have all you need to know before arranging a visit at one of our homes. You can download it to read in your own time and share with other family members.

What our residents and their families say

  • I have to thank all at Blenham House for the love, care and attention given to mum. Fun and laughter were always the order of the day.

    The activities give everyone a chance to participate – from a sing song, to having their hair done and cooking sessions.

    Mandy Rogers, the manager of the Blenham House family, and all her staff have been wonderfully supportive: coming to terms with the varying degrees of dementia, how it affects all the family, not just the person suffering with it.

    Alison, one of mum’s carers, used to have great conversations with mum, as did all the staff. I cannot thank all of them enough for their care and love.

    Claire, daughter

  • My sister and I would like to express our deep gratitude to you all for the love and care you showed to our cousin.

    Over the many years she was in care, you were indeed her family and we thank you for all the kindness and attention. Thanks, too, to the many members of staff who attended her funeral and the most beautiful floral tribute.

    June, niece

  • I wanted to thank you and your extended team for the wonderful care my Great Aunt Di received. Yesterday was the fifth anniversary of her taking up residence. I have been delighted with the care she has received over this time as there have been many dark days.

    You very kindly supplied extra carers in recent months, which supported her physically and emotionally to allow her to recover and hit yet another milestone. She was frail five years ago and I am thrilled that with the support of the staff she has enjoyed this warm and nurturing environment for these, her later years.

    Katrina, great niece

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For enquiries, call us on 0131 523 0440 or contact us by email