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Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.

Covid-19 UPDATE...

New admissions

Our homes are now accepting new admissions. All new residents are being asked to take a test for the virus – ideally prior to admission, or at the beginning of their stay. Residents will be cared for in isolation during the first fourteen days of their stay, and will be supported under our Fourteen Day Promise. This promise ensures new residents do not feel isolated and includes support for daily video or phone calls with family, an enhanced in-room dining service, family involvement in care planning and a personalised lifestyle and activities programme agreed upon arrival.

The Elms is a large Victorian mansion set in its own extensive grounds. It is situated in the Grange area of Edinburgh.

This is home to our specialist service to people with dementia who can no longer live safely on their own or in another residential setting.

Our knowledgeable and caring staff great take care to promote every resident’s wellbeing, respecting their dignity, choice and rights at all times.

Services offered at The Elms

Specialist dementia care homes...

Your Individual Care Plan

On admission to The Elms, residents are appointed a Key Worker who will work closely with all relevant parties to create a bespoke and suitable care plan. This will be monitored and regularly updated to ensure we deliver the best possible care and outcomes.


The 40 single rooms all have en-suite toilet/shower rooms, and residents are encouraged to furnish their bedrooms with personal belongings if they so wish. Bedrooms are located on both the ground and first floor with lift access.

Located on the ground floor of the home are three comfortably furnished lounges and an Activities Room available to Service Users, also one communal dining area offering a varied menu. Meals can also be arranged to meet individual Service User’s dietary needs. Flexible mealtimes are also available, and Service Users can have friends to join them for a minimal charge.


We organise regular activities at The Elms. They include music and movement, quizzes, bowling outings and many more.

Family Involvement

The Elms offers open visiting, and staff are happy to have relatives share in the care of their elderly relatives.

Community Involvement

Service Users are actively encouraged to continue with interests held prior to coming into The Elms.

Staff are always available to accompany Service Users on shopping trips and walks etc.

Other Services

In order to support our Service Users spiritual needs, staff all have an active Christian commitment. Staff conduct daily devotions and Service Users choose if they wish to attend.

The Elms provide an in house hairdresser with unique salon, our hairdresser visits twice a week. Morningside Mobile Library visits 6 weekly. The Elms has a podiatrist and local GP who visit regularly.

Questions about costs, admissions or arranging a visit? Please call 0131 447 4924.
65+, 60 - 64
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The Elms, 148 Whitehouse Loan, Marchmont

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This record was last modified on: 18 August 2020