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Contact: Jeannie Carlson
Address: Simeon Care for the Elderly
Moving from your own home to a care home is a life changing event. Sadly this is often seen as the end of real life. But in Simeon we see it differently. We believe that the whole of a person's life has significance, meaning and purpose. Our aim is to provide a home where the older person can find security, care and support. Simeon's philosophy of care is centred on upholding dignity and autonomy, building positive relationships, and sharing responsibility for decision making.
Simeon Care for the Elderly is the only Camphill community in the UK founded to provide companionship, personal and nursing care to older people. Simeon was established in 1984 to pioneer care for older people in a mutually supportive community. Simeon is currently home to 18 residents and 12 co-workers. There are two households located in the beautiful grounds of Cairnlee estate in Bieldside. Each house has rooms for eight or nine residents and four to six residential co-workers.