Struan Lodge Care Home in Edinburgh

Struan Lodge Care Home and the Edinburgh Area

Our care home in Edinburgh is located in the vibrant area of Balgreen. This bustling suburb presents the perfect combination of cosmopolitan life and peaceful garden visits. This balance seamlessly blends old and new, providing locals with the perfect destination to experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of a diverse and interesting city. 

From exploring the wider surrounding areas such as Saughton Park & Gardens and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, to enjoying local garden centres, Balgreen is the ideal location to spend time with friends and family. Residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to how they spend their days, with an abundance of activities to be enjoyed by both adults and children in and around our country’s beautiful capital city, Edinburgh.

Thanks to its wealth of history, top-quality attractions and stunning architecture, we at Struan Lodge Care Home are never short of a new Scottish adventure. From visiting the Medieval Old Town and the exquisite Georgian New Town, which sit side by side, and distinctive attractions across the capital, there’s plenty to keep residents occupied. We are never short of options of how to spend our days here at Struan Lodge Care Home; from spectacular historic sites and world-class events to wonderful shopping and delectable food, Edinburgh has it all.

Providing You with 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. We provide a high standard of Residential Care, Dementia Care, Nursing Care and Respite Care, catering to both health and wellbeing 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 those closest to them to ensure they are getting the care and support that is right for their individual needs.

This approach to care also means we are best placed to tailor individual care plans; our dedication to a continuum of care means care plans are adaptable and change in response to a resident’s personal and medical needs. All of our care types take place in a welcoming environment and peaceful setting, designed to make everyone feel at home in their environment.

Who is our home suitable for?

  • Residential Care
  • Nursing Care 
  • Dementia Care 
  • Respite Care 
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Cancer Care 
  • Hearing Impairment 
  • Huntington’s Disease 
  • Motor Neurone Disease 
  • Multiple Sclerosis 
  • Parkinson’s Disease 
  • Stroke 
  • Visual Impairment

Please call us to discuss your care needs

What’s included in the fees at Struan Lodge?

Regular and ongoing medical treatments are available to all residents during their stay. As standard, residents will have access to the following medical services, all of which are included within the overall fees at Struan Lodge Care Home:

  • Doctor’s Appointments 
  • Opticians Visits
  • Dental Care
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Chiropody

Residential Care in Edinburgh

Struan Lodge Care Home is a warm, purpose-built care home for those who want to benefit from group living or require assistance with day-to-day life and personal care. Residential and elderly care offers the advantages of living among like-minded people while not having to worry about running a household. This way of life promotes independence while also improving general health.

Our Activity Coordinator regularly puts together a varied programme of events and entertainment for individuals to enjoy every day. Those who choose to live with us in Edinburgh can do so in style while enjoying a rich and varied lifestyle.

Nursing Care in Edinburgh

Like all of our care types, nursing care is available to at Struan Lodge Care Home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our compassionate and committed care team have undergone rigorous training in providing a high level of care to those with physical disabilities, high dependency needs, and those who require palliative care and end-of-life care.

Individuals with these nursing care needs can benefit from our nursing services, as our experienced team of registered nurses is on hand at all hours, putting both our residents and their relatives at ease. Each resident is allocated a key registered nurse who will become a familiar and constant face to them, provide a continuum of care, and will answer any questions or concerns they or their family members may have.

Dementia Care in Edinburgh

At Struan Lodge Care Home, we are pleased to provide specialist Dementia Care. With a distinct focus on memory and cognitive skills, we provide support and offer a variety of activities and alternative therapies to aid those of our residents who are living with Dementia.

Our house was built and designed with all of our residents in mind. With accessible spaces, comfort, and familiarity at its core, our care home has practical features like accessible en-suite wet rooms and an understanding of the worth of certain items in the home. Our staff receives ongoing dementia care training and has the ability to provide people living with dementia with a safe atmosphere and skilled care that follows best practices.

Respite Care in Edinburgh

We recognise that everyone requires a break from time to time. We’ve put together a short-term respite care package to give caregivers and those in need of recuperation some flexibility and much-needed rest.

Our respite care aims to relieve strain and free up time, whether it’s to help a loved one with additional nursing requirements or those who are in recovery from an illness or stint in hospital, Struan Lodge Care Home offers the opportunity to rest and recharge. This type of care can last from several weeks to a few months. 

Helping You Choose the Right Care Home for You

We understand how much time, effort, and research goes into choosing a care facility or nursing home for yourself or a loved one. We believe it is critical that all present and future residents, as well as their families, understand that they can rely on us for support at any time and at any point of the decision-making process. We welcome all prospective residents to come and talk with our Home Manager so that they can get expert advice and guidance. There are also resources out there such as Care Choices UK that can help you find care homes and make an informed decision when choosing the right care facility or nursing home for you.

As soon as someone becomes a resident with us, we allocate them a key nurse who will meet with them to discuss and assess their care requirements, develop them a personalised care plan, and monitor and review their care on a regular basis. All of our employees are picked for their experience, warmth, and compassionate nature, so you can feel rest assured that you or your loved one will receive the finest care while staying with us at Struan Lodge Care Home in Balgreen, Edinburgh.

What’s Local to Struan Lodge Care Home?

Struan Lodge Care Home is nestled in the wonderful suburb of Balgreen, surrounded by some of Scotland’s most beautiful attractions and famous landmarks. Balgreen itself presents an abundance of things to do and different ways to spend their days. 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. 

For visiting loved ones who enjoy the great outdoors and slow-paced walks, there is an abundance of options to choose from. The Water of Leith walk offers a tranquil riverside setting where wildlife is revealed by sight and sound, whereas Arthur’s Seat provides spectacular views of Edinburgh’s Skyline. Slightly further afield, but equally boasting beautiful views is Cramond Beach. Accessible by car, this small sandy beach is a popular choice with all Edinburgh locals as well as tourists who head here to walk and cycle on the scenic beachside paths. Another popular spot is Princes Street Gardens; impressive all year round, it is where many locals meet up, especially at the Ross Fountain, the park’s most important monument. In addition, the park is transformed every Christmas, as it turns into a “Winter Wonderland” with a Christmas Market, an ice rink, and many other fun attractions, including a Ferris wheel which is perfect for those who wish to enjoy the spirit of the season, with or without children.

One of our particularly favourite locations and a popular spot amongst our residents is the Royal Botanic Gardens. Located just one mile from the city centre, and a short drive from Struan Lodge Care Home, the Gardens offer visitors peace and tranquillity amongst 72 acres of stunning scenery. A pleasure for all the family, the Gardens encapsulate fantastic views of the capital’s skyline, with a special feature of Edinburgh Castle. Another family favourite is the National Museum of Scotland, which takes visitors on a journey of discovery through the history of Scotland, the wonders of nature, art and design, science and technology, and world cultures. Whatever interests our residents and their loved ones have, Edinburgh truly offers something for everyone.

Offering Exemplary Care, Facilities & Lifestyle Everyday

It is our priority to make new residents feel at ease from the moment they arrive at our home, 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 all are invited to participate in. There are numerous rooms around the home that provide opportunity to socialise with others as well as a variety of activities to keep each day fresh and interesting.

Residents can enjoy a variety of first-class amenities, a diverse activities and entertainment programme, as well as regular outings and events that all strive to enhance the daily lives of those living at Struan Lodge Care Home in Edniburgh. No matter what, our professional and dedicated staff will always go above and beyond to ensure we 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. Whether you want to join our home or find out further information for a loved one, our team will be more than happy to help. You can get in touch with our friendly and helpful team by sending an email to or calling us on 0131 337 7477. Alternatively, please feel free to fill out our online Enquiry Form to request a callback and we will be in touch as soon as possible.