Strachan House Care Home
93 Craigcrook Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH4 3PE Map View
Strachan House Care Home in Edinburgh
Our nursing home is a purpose-built care home in Edinburgh, near Craigcrook Castle. It provides 24-hour nursing care, in addition to dementia care, for older people. Public transport links are good and there are shops nearby.
Strachan House has a dedicated Memory Lane Community that provides a safe, homely environment for people living with dementia, which has been designed following these guidelines ensuring the care we provide supports residents’ freedom of choice. We aim to maintain their life-skills, improving their self-esteem and helping them to maintain and develop their independence while they are living with us.
Staff undertake specialist dementia care training developed by our team of Dementia Care Specialists and academic partners, the Centre for Dementia Research at Leeds Beckett University. Together they ensure our training programmes are informed by the very latest thinking. We ensure that the people we support feel comfortable and safe in their surrounding environment, helping ensure they live life with dementia to the full.
Choosing a care home for a loved one or friend who may be experiencing dementia can be difficult and we have created a guide to showcase how we ‘Enrich the lives of people living with dementia’ in our care home.
At Strachan House we pride ourselves on the quality of the care we provide, the standards of hospitality on offer and the wide range of activities and social contacts we promote.
We are always happy to see visitors if you would like to drop in.
Read our brochure 'Providing great quality care and wellbeing' for more information on how we're here to help you and your loved one.
Types of care
We always aim to deliver bespoke care to those who live at our home. We tailor our services to meet the unique requirements of each person and in a way that celebrates their individuality, whilst also helping residents to maintain as much independence as possible and treating them with dignity at all times.Read more
Respite / Short stay
Click here to read our latest brochure 'Enriching the lives of people living with dementia' for more information on our support for your loved one.
- Wi-fi available
- En-suite rooms
- Step-free access
- Access to kitchen facilities
- Activity classes
- Day trips
- Disabled bathroom
- Disabled WC/facilities
- Disabled parking
- Disability awareness/equality training
- Electric profiling bed
- En-suite toilet
- Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
- Nurse call system
The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.
Hi, my name is Lara and I am the General Manager here at Strachan House. Welcome to our website!
Thank you for taking the time to look further into what we have to offer to you or your loved one. Here is an opportunity to look at some of our staff team in the home, who all play a vital role in day-to-day life. I have worked as an Ops manager with Barchester since 2008.
Before coming to Barchester I commissioned the home and have grown it with the team into the home it is today. I started in care 23 years ago and worked myself up from a junior care assistant to Nurse and eventually into Nursing Management. I have held Nursing and Management roles in Hospital, Hospice and Care Homes and have commissioned new luxury homes as well as turned around homes in need of improvement and support.
I am very passionate about ensuring the residents receive the best care and life experiences and bring my post graduate specialty in palliation, leadership and management wherever I go to support our fantastic care teams. I work with a long standing supportive team who aim to achieve the best for the home.
I look forward to welcoming you to our home.Get in touch Meet my team
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Life at Strachan House Care Home
Ensuring that we deliver high quality care to those we support isn’t our only priority here – we also want to offer excitement and, most importantly, to ensure that everyone feels at home. That is why we employ trained staff who are committed to delivering a stimulating activities programme and nutritious cuisine, which are supplemented by services and facilities that are designed to make life here as pleasant as possible.