Respite Care in Edinburgh

Struan Lodge Care Home is nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac near Carrick Knowe Golf Course in the desirable residential area of Balgreen, approximately 4.3 miles from Edinburgh and 43.3 miles from Glasgow. It is conveniently positioned for trips around local areas where a Scottish adventure is ready to be enjoyed at every turn.

Here at our home in beautiful Balgreen, we are thrilled to be able to provide Respite Care. Our team of qualified experts have undergone thorough healthcare and medical training in dealing with a wide range of care needs and requirements. We recognise that no two people are the same, and their medical and wellbeing needs will differ. Our personalised care reflects the needs of each individual and lends itself well to adapt to residents who join us for Respite Care.

Respite Care in Edinburgh

At Struan Lodge Care Home, we are delighted to provide unrivalled levels of Respite Care in purpose-built facilities. Our short term care programme helps residents to rest and heal while also allowing family members and caregivers to relax. Our kind and experienced staff recognise and respond to a wide range of health conditions, allowing them to deliver individualised care 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

We work hard to ensure that each resident enjoys the little things in life, helping them to get the most out of their stay, and we take pride in providing the highest quality care and respect to every resident.

Comprehensive, Person-Centred Care

Struan Lodge Care Home offers a range of care services, including Nursing, Residential, Dementia, and Respite care. Our primary focus is the health of our residents, therefore we assign a primary nurse to each one of them. This dedicated nurse will visit with the resident to discuss and assess their needs, develop a person-centered plan and routinely monitor and review their care. Our purpose-built home offers all the amenities residents require to lead happy and fulfilled lives and ensure residents feel comfortable and safe in a warm and inviting environment that truly feels like a home-away-from-home.

Residential Care

Residential Care allows individuals to be able to enjoy living in a community while receiving respectful and expert care that is entirely tailored to their needs. Our approach to Residential Care places emphasis on entire health, wellbeing and interests in addition to their care needs, ensuring that they have everything they need to live a happy and fulfilling life. We’re driven to support our people in living their lives their way, with as much or as little aid as they require. Our residents benefit from the advantages of shared living with like-minded people, free from the hassles of running a household.

Nursing Care

Nursing Care is available to residents at Struan Lodge 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Our caring staff has undergone rigorous training in providing the best level of care to those with physical disabilities, high dependency needs, and end-of-life care. All of our residents will be allocated a nurse who will become a friendly, familiar face to them, answering any questions or concerns they or their family members may have. We want to give each person who lives with us a comprehensive care plan that allows them to reach their full potential and live a satisfying and comfortable life every day here in our nursing home in Edinburgh.

Dementia Care

We work hard to ensure that each resident enjoys the little things in life, helping them to get the most out of their stay, and we take pride in providing the highest level of care and respect to every resident. Our staff has received comprehensive dementia training, and we take pride in providing each resident 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.

How to Find Struan Lodge Care Home

Balgreen is located in Edinburgh, Scotland’s vibrant, hilly capital. Edinburgh is nestled in central eastern Scotland, near the Firth of Forth and close to the North Sea. Being centrally placed serves itself well to be easily accessible by road, rail and air.

By Car

  • For those using a Sat Nav, please enter the postcode EH12 5SU.
  • For those using Google Maps, click here.
  • Struan Lodge Care Home is situated to the southwest of Edinburgh City Centre and is easily accessible via the A8.
  • Struan Lodge Care Home is situated to the east of Glasgow City Centre and is easily accessible from the M8.

By Train & Tram

  • The nearest train station is Slateford 1.1 miles away from Struan Lodge Care Home.
  • The nearest tram to Struan Lodge is located on Balgreen Road. The stop is directly across from the Jenners Depository.
  • Trams to Edinburgh run directly from Balgreen Road and take approximately 17 minutes.
  • Trains to Glasgow City Centre run from Haymarket Station which is approximately a 9 minute walk from Struan Lodge Care Home and take approximately 1 hour to reach Glasgow.

By Air

  • The nearest airport to Struan Lodge is Edinburgh Airport (EDI) Airport which is 4.7 miles away.
  • Other nearby airports include Glasgow (49 miles) and Newcastle (86.4 miles).

Life in Edinburgh, Scotland

We are proud of our all-inclusive, luxury home where every resident has equal access to all of Struan Lodge’s amenities, activities, and services. Our home has something for everyone, whether it’s to enjoy Aromatherapy, Arts & Crafts, or a hair treatment.

We proudly provide a varied range of amenities and opportunities that enable our residents to enjoy their lives to the fullest. From film afternoons to gardening activities, our amenities have been carefully selected to provide our residents with a lifestyle rich in variety and choice. Daily life at Struan Lodge Care Home is varied, personalised and allows each individual to lead a fulfilled life both within the home and in the local surrounding areas.


Edinburgh Zoo is home to over 1,000 rare and beautiful animals from around the world and home to the UK’s only giant pandas and koalas and is accessible by foot in just under 10 minutes. We are lucky to also have Saughton Park & Gardens on their doorstep. Also known as one of Edinburgh’s hidden jewels, this beautiful space spans 34 acres, it offers delightful formal gardens in classic style and features the largest herbaceous border in Edinburgh. Residents of Struan Lodge Care Home are familiar with their local community, with day trips to restaurants, the theatre, and local shops planned regularly. Edinburgh offers some of the most breathtaking and natural beauty in Scotland. Edinburgh Castle, for example, is a must-visit for residents and their friends and family. The most famous of Scottish castles is home to the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th-century gun Mons Meg, the One o’Clock Gun, and the National War Museum of Scotland. This fantastic attraction is in an entirely accessible location and is available to everyone, no matter age, physical ability or interests. The castle arranges for a courtesy vehicle that is able to take visitors to the top of the castle. Ramps and a lift give access to the Crown Jewels, Stone of Destiny, and associated exhibition, and ramps provide access to the war memorial. For those with impaired vision, there is a free Braille guide and hands-on models of the Crown Jewels with Braille texts. 


Glasgow’s vibrant city centre offers a variety of things to see and do for all ages and interests. Easily accessible in under one hour by car and with great public transport links nearby, including rail and bus services, Glasgow continues to be a favourite destination for our residents and their loved ones. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is Scotland’s most visited free attraction. Explore our 22 galleries and discover everything from art to animals, Ancient Egypt to Charles Rennie Mackintosh and so much more. Kelvingrove Museum opened in 1901 and is a firm favourite with local people and visitors. Rated 5-stars by VisitScotland, Glasgow Science Centre is another must-visit when in Glasgow. Providing programs of entertaining Science theatre, Planetarium, and around 300 hands-on interactive science exhibit over three floors, this science centre introduces science to everyone. Visitors can take advantage of Glasgow’s close proximity to the Scottish Highlands on a hassle-free day trip to Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands. with a 5-star review from Trustpilot, this trip is ideal for history buffs and nature lovers. The guided tour transports its guests to historic battle sites and ancient castles, as well as reveals gorgeous natural landscapes. Voted one of the friendliest cities in the world, Scotland’s biggest city is a mix of arts, culture and Celtic charm and is an unmissable destination to explore.


Perth used to be the capital of Scotland and a picturesque playground for kings and queens. Today, the city is laced with breathtaking architecture, unrivalled surrounding landscapes and an intriguing royal history. Located on the banks of the River Tay, visitors to Perth can experience it all, whether they choose to crawl the countryside or enjoy the thriving atmosphere the city offers. We recommend starting with Kinnoull Hill, where views atop this hill are nothing short of majestic. This beautiful part of Peth is abundant with wildlife, where you can spot red squirrels, owls and other birdlife. The River Tay is the perfect addition to any trip to Perth; this waterway curves from the west of Scotland towards the east and ends at Dundee, making it Scotland’s longest river. From farmers markets to culture and fashion shopping trips, George Street is a must visit for those who enjoy shopping punctuated with coffee stops and quirky discoveries. This part of Perth is also described as Perthshire’s local food scene where Mouth-watering just-baked bread, some of the finest Scottish gins and cheeses, and the rich smell of coffee beans roasting, to name just a few. Can be enjoyed. Scone Palace breathes history like nowhere else in Scotland. Today it is home to the Earls of Mansfield and is available to guests as a wedding venue, a place to explore beautiful gardens, visit for family events or stop by and enjoy home-baked goods at the Palace Kitchen. 


Here are the top questions people have regarding life at Struan Lodge Care Home, Edinburgh. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

If your loved one has recently experienced a physical trauma or sickness that needed a hospital stay, it is likely that they may find it difficult to return to their normal routine at home. This can be a stressful and difficult situation, but there may be ways to alleviate the tension and worry, such as moving into a group living facility with 24-hour assistance; we are here to assist you every step of the way.

Our care is entirely flexible and tailored to the needs of each individual. Residents’ care plans are evaluated and amended on a regular basis to ensure that they continue to meet their requirements and expectations; we recognise that people’s health and well-being needs change over time, so our continuum of care ensures we adapt and change plans to meet those needs.

Struan Lodge Care Home has been recognised and evaluated by the Care Inspectorate (CI). The CI guarantees that health and social care services are safe, competent, courteous and of high quality.

All of the facilities and activities set by our Activity Coordinator are included in the overall charge due to the all-inclusive approach to care we adopt.

Balgreen is a suburb of Edinburgh, located approximately two miles west of the city centre. Edinburgh has a rare charm with narrow and cobbled passageways and offers majestic buildings and gardens and countless fascinating museums. Steeped in history, Edinburgh seamlessly blends old and new, providing locals with the perfect places to experience the traditional sights, sounds and tastes that Scotland has to offer. The local community has a lot to offer our residents also, from Edinburgh Zoo, Saughton Park & Gardens and a variety of shopping available on the doorstep of Struan Lodge, residents are never short of activities and days out to enjoy.

We Would Love To Hear From You

Should you have any questions regarding Respite Care, caring for a loved one or any other services available here at Struan Lodge Care Home, we welcome you to get in touch. You can reach our friendly team by sending an email to or calling us on 0131 337 7477. We are on hand to provide care and support to everyone who gets in touch. Alternatively, feel free to complete our online Enquiry Form and we will respond as soon as possible.