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Strachan House Care Home

93 Craigcrook Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3PE


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From the owner

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. The home is set in well-…

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. The home is set in well-maintained landscaped gardens and there is a dedicated Memory Lane Community for people living with dementia.
The Care Inspectorate is the independent regulator for the care sector in Scotland. On their most recent inspection visit in March 2017 they rated Strachan House 'Excellent' for care and support. It is rated ‘Very Good’ in all other categories. They said, ‘Strachan House Care Home provides excellent standards of care and support in an attractive, comfortable and safe environment,’ ; ‘Care and support was well organised, person centred with continuity provided by a team of motivated staff who knew the residents and their relatives/carers well,’ ; ‘Staff from all departments worked well together to given an excellent provision of meaningful activities, which included both group and one to one activities, and recognised the importance of physical activity. This helped to support residents to maximise their mental and physical wellbeing,’ and: ‘Management and leadership at the service were very effective. A comprehensive range of quality assurance systems monitored all aspects of service provision.’

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.

From the manager

“Hi, my name is Eileen, and I am the General Manager here at Strachan House. Welcome to our website! My career has included volunteering, working with the NHS and joining private providers to support adults and older people. Have worked as a manager, senior manager, in quality assurance and clinical governance and also as a learning & development specialist (nursing). During my working career, I have been fortunate to have my work accredited by the Royal College of Nursing, National Council for Palliative Care and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. I love working for Barchester and leading the team at Strachan House in the care and support of residents to provide a quality service that meets their individual needs. Safe practice in line with legislative and regulatory requirements is paramount, as is making sure the care is delivered to maximise the choices and wishes of those we support. I am most proud of my family, my career and making the right choices as a nurse, always acting in the best interests of those I am caring for; and of supporting families and friends in difficult situations when those close to them in my care are living with dementia and other serious conditions.”

— Eileen Crawford

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Care provided

  • Residential care

    Accommodation, meals, and assistance with personal care and medication.

  • Nursing care

    Medical care from a qualified nurse, and treatment for residents with illness or injuries.

  • Dementia care

    Specialist care designed to meet the challenges faced by people living with dementia.

Care specialisms

This home offers specialised care for any of the following:

  • Adults over 65 years
  • Physical disabilities
  • Hearing impairment
  • Visual impairment
  • Dementia


  • 83 beds
  • All single bedrooms
  • 82 en-suite rooms
  • Purpose built, opened in 1996


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Funding for care in Scotland

Your care home costs could be partially funded by the council. To qualify for this, you must first arrange a care needs assessment

  • Free personal and/or nursing care funding is available to anyone aged 65 or over, regardless of their financial situation.
  • Funding towards accommodation costs is also available if your assets (property & savings) are below £28,500.
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Regulator's inspection rating

Average Good

Last inspection

24 Aug 2022

Care and support
Very good
Very good
Very good
Management and leadership
Very good
Read the full Care Inspectorate report

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