Religion and Spirituality can be such significant aspects of a person’s identity, which is why it is important to consider personal beliefs when choosing a living environment. Here at Struan Lodge, we respect residents’ beliefs and strive to celebrate them.
Understanding a residents’ religion, faith and spirituality enables us to deliver exceptional person-centred care, and provide a living environment that is catered to their needs. From seasonal celebrations, to weekly viewings of Songs of Praise, there are a host of ways in which we can help residents practice their belief as regularly as they wish.
What is Spiritual & Religious Care?
Anything that moves a person, inspires, rejuvenates, brings hope, creates connections, is spiritual. People have a wide range of beliefs, some are Religious, others are Spiritual but not Religious (SBNR being the academic term) and we aim to encompass and celebrate everyone’s beliefs here at Struan Lodge Care Home. As people age, faith, spirituality and religion can become important parts of life and have been known to improve physical and emotional health, as well as enhance the overall quality of life.
Spirituality & Religion Among Older Adults
Spiritual connection, faith and belonging to a religious community can provide a feeling of purpose for many elders. These things can also aid in the prevention of loneliness, isolation, and depression. While faith, spirituality and religion can provide many benefits, they can also have harmful consequences. Finding a balance, as with most things, is important to us at Struan Lodge. From inviting Choirs to the home to sing for residents, through to watching Songs of Praise each Sunday, there are many easy ways to implement Spirituality and Religious care around the home.
Spiritual & Religious Care Features
We strive to celebrate all beliefs here at Struan Lodge. This can benefit not just the individual, but all residents, and here are just a few examples of how:
Religious and spiritual communities encourage and foster support networks. The elderly have been shown to benefit from social contact, which has been shown to help support depression and isolation.
When faced with health issues and other difficulties that come with age, many individuals state that faith is the most important part in their lives. Positive perspectives on life and sickness that can lead to improved health outcomes and in turn, a greater ability to cope.
Helping to Guide Care
According to research, the spiritual dimension becomes increasingly important as we age. It directs person-centered care by helping people understand themselves and their beliefs, and using this as a beginning point for caring.
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.
Comprehensive, Person-Centred Care
From the moment residents arrive at Struan Lodge Care Home, our staff go 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 appraoch 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 residents medical needs. All types of care takes place in a welcoming environment and peaceful setting, designed to make everyone feel at home in their environment.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on 0131 337 7477. Alternatively, feel free to complete our online Enquiry Form and we will respond as soon as possible.