Dementia Care

For those living with dementia, our home is designed to provide a safe, caring and welcoming atmosphere. Our Dementia Care Team members have all undergone thorough, specialised training in dealing with all aspects and levels of memory impairment. Our staff has undertaken rigorous training to ensure that each individual is treated with the utmost care and respect.

Our Activity Coordinators go above and beyond, collaborating with dementia residents and their loved ones to identify activities and therapies that are appropriate for their specific needs and to help them thrive. Daily planned activities improve social and mental stimulation and interaction, as well as relieve any frustrations and tensions associated with dementia.

What is Dementia Care?

Dementia is a disease that affects several mental functions, including speech and memory. With the correct care and support, people living with dementia can continue to live their lives to the fullest, while staff helps them maintain their sense of self and independence for as long as possible. Struan Lodge Care Home recognises that no two people with dementia are alike, and that although some may only require modest support with everyday activities, others may require significantly more. Our Dementia Care is personalised for each person, and our home and staff provide the best atmosphere for people to live a happy and safe life.

Our Approach to Dementia Care

Our staff has received comprehensive dementia training, and we take pride in providing each patient with the highest level of care and respect possible. We make every effort to provide treatment that helps each person to attain their greatest potential and live a happy and comfortable life. Regularly planned activities improve social and mental stimulation and interaction, as well as address any frustrations and tensions associated with dementia. Our home has been built with thoughtfully designed areas and an understanding of the need for comfort and familiarity, as well as practical features like en-suite wet rooms, clear signage and contrasting colours.

When is Dementia Care Necessary?

Dementia can bring a variety of challenges to those who live with it, as well as those who care for them, on a daily basis. Dementia is a progressive syndrome, which means that the person with dementia will require more support and care as time goes on. If a person’s Dementia has developed to the point that they require more care and support than can be provided at home, they may require care and support from a care home. With the support of family and loved ones, Struan Lodge creates an authentic picture of a resident’s life, ensuring that both medical and wellness treatment is considered and delivered.

Prioritising Resident Safety & Wellbeing

COVID-19 prevention actions are carried out to the highest standard by the staff at Struan Lodge Care Home. We are continually working to ensure that these preventative measures are implemented and that they cause minimal inconvenience to our residents’ daily life. We strive to ensure that our residents receive exemplary standards of safety and hygiene, while also ensuring that they are comfortable in their surroundings. Our caring staff is dedicated to assisting both future residents and their loved ones, as well as those who are now residing with us during these trying times.

It is important that meaningful contact is supported and maintained for residents. There are no limits on how often residents can receive visitors but it must remain safe and manageable for the care home staff and residents themselves and we ask that these are pre-booked. Anyone who visits a care home should take an LFD test, you will be asked to show proof of the recent negative LFD test before visiting. This includes family, friends, children over the age of 12 and visiting professionals. You may take the test at home before you visit or the home can help you to carry out the test when you arrive.

A Fluid Resistant Surgical Mask (FRSM) must be worn wherever possible, and Infection Prevention and Control measures should be followed as instructed by care home staff. Residents, family, and friends are able to plan outings or activities from the care home and are able to do by working together with the care home to arrange.

For prospective residents, to have a tour of the home, it is necessary for this to be pre-booked and for evidence of a negative LFT test to be presented prior to entering the home. This applies to all guests within your party. At any time, the COVID-19 regulations and guidance from the Government, National and Local Healthcare Agencies may change. For further information, please click here or contact the Home Manager directly.

Comprehensive, Person-Centred Care

From the moment residents arrive at Struan Lodge Care Home, our staff goes above and beyond to ensure that their stay is welcoming and comfortable. The high-quality care we provide caters to both health and well-being needs as we believe looking after the individual as a whole is vital to ensuring the best care. Led by person-centred care, we work with residents and their loved ones. This approach to care also means we are best placed to tailor individual care plans; our dedication to continuum of care means care plans are adaptable and change in response to a resident’s medical needs. All types of care take place in a welcoming environment and peaceful setting, designed to make everyone feel at home in their environment. 

Medical Services at Struan Lodge:

We achieve delivery of first-class care and lifestyle by combining exemplary medical care with all-inclusive, luxury facilities. From necessary medical services through to lifestyle amenities, residents have all they need when living at Struan Lodge, including:

GP Visits

Residents are given as much independence as possible, including being able to attend ongoing GP appointments.  Residents can either choose to attend their GP session alone or accompanied by a friendly and trusted member of our team.

Opticians Appointments

If any of our residents require assistance with any eye-related concerns, they are able to access an Optician and attend a routine appointment. Any treatment required may come at an additional cost, so it’s always worth checking with the the team at struan Lodge before any further payments are made.

Dental Care

We recognise the importance of dental care, health and hygiene can be to an individual, especially as we get older. Those who need dental care or a specific oral treatment can book a routine appointment with a Dentist while staying with us. 

Physiotherapist Access

Physiotherapy can be organised for those of our residents who are suffering from joint or muscular pain. Whether residents require a one-off session to fix an individual targeted area, or prefer to continue on a specific course for a series of weeks, they are able to talk with a member of a team to discover what the best course of action.

Chiropodist Access

Residents who suffer with foot-related concerns can schedule a visit from a Chiropodist to treat any problems they might have. Please note that this will incur an extra cost, however, and is not included within the overall fee of staying with us at Struan Lodge Care Home.

Exemplary Care, Facilities & Lifestyle Everyday

It is our priority to make residents feel at ease from the moment they arrive at Struan Lodge, regardless of their needs. Set in a quiet neighbourhood near Edinburgh, our home has been specially designed to foster group living. We offer a variety of high-quality amenities as well as a dynamic activities programme that our residents are invited to participate in. There are numerous rooms around the home that provide opportunity to socialise with other residents as well as a variety of activities to keep each day fresh and interesting. Residents can enjoy first-class amenities and live a vibrant life every day thanks to a diverse activities and entertainment programme, as well as regular outings and events. Here at Struan Lodge, we go above and beyond to strike the perfect balance between exemplary care, facilities and lifestyle.

We Would Love to Hear From You

We would love to speak to you about what Struan Lodge Care Home can do for you and your family. You can get in touch with our friendly team by sending an email to manager@struanlodgecare.com or calling us on 0131 337 7477. Alternatively, feel free to complete our online Enquiry Form and we will respond as soon as possible.