Struan Lodge Care Home and the Edinburgh Area

Struan Lodge Care Home is located in the vibrant area of Balgreen, in Edinburgh. This bustling suburb presents residents with the perfect combination of city-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 sparkling 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 quality 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 all around the Edinburgh area.

Thanks to its wealth of history, top-quality attractions and stunning architecture, residents 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 city there’s plenty to keep residents occupied. We are never short of options of how to spend our days here at Struan Lodge; from spectacular historic sites and world-class events to wonderful shopping and delectable food, Edinburgh has it all.

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 a 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.

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. Our residents enjoy 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 residents 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

Nursing Care is available to residents at Struan Lodge Care Home 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Our caring staff has undergone rigorous training in providing the highest quality of care to those with physical disabilities, high dependency needs and end-of-life care. Those with physical disabilities, those in need of end-of-life/palliative care, those with high dependency needs, and those who become infirm during their stay can all benefit from our nursing services. Each resident is allocated a nurse who will become a familiar and constant face to them 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 Dementia Care. With a distinct focus on memory and cognitive skills, we offer a variety of activities and alternative therapies to aid those of our residents who are living with Dementia. Our house was built with accessible spaces, comfort and familiarity in mind, as well as practical features like accessible en-suite wet rooms and an understanding of the worth of certain items in the home. Our staff’s Dementia training and abilities enable them to provide a safe atmosphere and skilled care that follows best practises.

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 the primary caregiver some much-needed rest. We’ve created a short-term package to relieve strain and free up time, whether it’s to aid a loved one with additional nursing requirements after a stint in the hospital to help them get back on their feet, to recharge, to receive some medical treatment for yourself, or just take some time out. Our Respite Care is tailored to each client and can last anywhere from a week to a few months.

Choosing the Right Care Home for You

We understand how much time, effort, and research goes into choosing a care 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 seek support from us at any time and at any point of the decision-making process. After agreeing to transfer to The Ashton Care Home, each resident is allocated a Primary Care Nurse who will meet with them to discuss and assess their requirements, develop a personalised Person-Centred 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 residents with 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 from Struan Lodge, in just under 10 minutes. Residents 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 are familiar with their local community, with day trips to local restaurants, the theatre and 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 houses 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 entirely accessible location is available to everyone, no matter age or physical ability. The castle arranges for a courtesy vehicle 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 residents and 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. Slightly further afield, but equally boasting beautiful views is Cramond Beach. Accessible to our residents by car, this small sandy beach is a popular choice with all Edinburgh residents 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 our without children.

One of our particularly favourite locations is the Royal Botanic Gardens. Located just one mile from the city centre, offering visitors peace and tranquillity amongst 72 acres of stunning scenery. A pleasure for all the family, the Garden offers fantastic views of the capital’s skyline, featuring Edinburgh Castle. Another family favourite is the National Museum of Scotland, which take 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, Edinburgh offers something for everyone.

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 or calling us on 0131 337 7477. Alternatively, feel free to complete our online Enquiry Form and we will respond as soon as possible