Choosing a care home
Elder understands that live-in care in Barnet and Southgate might not be for everyone. Perhaps your loved one doesn’t have space in their home to accomodate a carer, or they might feel it’s not a suitable option for them.
We still want to help you make the right care choice for your loved one. They deserve care options that provide a safe and supportive environment, somewhere they will feel comfortable and at home.
That’s why we’ve summed up our top care home picks in Barnet and Southgate, helping you to save time and ensuring you make the right choice without feeling overwhelmed.
The top care homes in Barnet and Southgate
If you’re considering residential care homes in Barnet and Southgate for your loved one or relative, we’ve created a list of options that might be worth considering.
Appletree Court Care Home
158 Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware HA8 0AX
Appletree Court is a purpose-built facility operated by Maria Mallaband Care Group Ltd. All 77 rooms have en-suite WC facilities and the centre offers residential, nursing and respite care for those who wish to experience the facility before making a commitment.
Suitable for: Dementia, physical disability, sensory impairment
37/39 Torrington Park, London N12 9TB
Set on a quiet road, Acacia Lodge has transport links to central London. Owned by Torrington Homes Ltd, this purpose-built home offers 16 single and 8 shared rooms.
Suitable for: Alzheimer’s and dementia care, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, mental health conditions, physical disabilities, substance misuse, sensory impairment, stroke
Meadowside Care Home
60 Holden Road, London, N12 7DY
Operated by Your Choice (Barnet) Limited, this residential home has accommodation for 68 people aged 65+, although younger adults may be accepted.
Suitable for: Elderly care, dementia care, mental health conditions
181 Granville Rd, London NW2 2LH
This purpose-built residential facility is in proximity to local facilities. Operated by Barchester Healthcare, facilities include en-suite rooms and a Memory Lane suite for those living with dementia. Magnolia Court also offers respite care and short breaks.
Suitable for: Nursing care, dementia care, stroke
Abbey Healthcare Aarandale Manor
Holders Hill Road, London NW7 1ND
This residential care home is part of the Abbey Healthcare group. Residents aged 60+ are accommodated in 65 single rooms with en-suite facilities. Close to local shops and public transport, this home offers palliative and respite care, in addition to 24-hour nursing care for residents.
Suitable for: Alzheimer’s and dementia, eating disorders, physical disability, sensory impairment
95 The Hyde, Edgware Road, London NW9 6LE
This modern purpose-built facility is operated by Lukka Care Homes and offers 93 single rooms with en-suite WC. Close to local amenities, this home accepts residents aged 40+ and offers respite and palliative care if required.
Suitable for: Dementia, mental health conditions, physical disability, sensory impairment
Fernbank Nursing Home
Finchley Way, Finchley, London N3 1AB
Owned and operated by Valley Rose Ltd, this nursing home can accommodate 34 residents in 18 single and 8 shared rooms, 9 of which have en-suite facilities. Short stay and respite care is also available.
Suitable for: Elderly care, dementia
Apthorp Care Centre
Nurserymans Road, off Brunswick Park Road, London N11 1EQ
Registered for a maximum of 82 users occupying 82 single en-suite rooms, Apthorp is part of the Your Choice (Barnet) Ltd group. Close to public transport and local shops, Apthorp offers day care and respite care. Pets are admitted by arrangement.
Suitable for: Dementia, mental health conditions, physical disability, younger adults aged 60+
Realising your elderly loved one requires extra, full time care isn’t easy and with so many options in Barnet and Southgate, it might be overwhelming to know where to start.
At Elder, we are always on hand to offer the best impartial advice, with no commitment necessary, every day between 8 am and 8 pm to help you decide on the best care solution for the your relative or loved one.
Get in touch with one of our expert care advisors today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Live-in Care or Nursing Homes: What’s the difference?
If you choose nursing care for your loved one, they will move into a residential home where 24-hour care will be available to deal with complex needs. In contrast, live-in care removes the need for your relative to leave their own home. Instead, a live-in carer can move into the home and cater to their individual needs.
Live-in care can be adapted to meet the level of support needed by the specific care recipient, whether your loved one is just struggling to cope on their own, wants or needs a companionship and care option or has complex needs that need to be met. In all cases, live-in care can be a less stressful option than facing the upheaval of a move into residential care.
Live-in Care: When is it appropriate?
There are plenty of occasions when live-in care is a valuable service for a loved one. Every individual will have their own reasons for choosing this type of care, and these can include professional help, company, medical care or safety.
For example, some clients will choose this service if they feel they can no longer be at home safely on their own, perhaps if they have been sent home after hospital care, are struggling to be steady on their feet or feel lonely or insecure alone in their home. Other care recipients may have chronic and progressive health conditions that require help and support.
Live-in care is flexible, targeted to individual needs and highly effective, allowing individuals to retain their independence for as long as possible whilst accessing professional, ready and affordable support.
Get in touch with one of our expert care advisors if you would like further details about live-in care.
Elder Live-in Care: How are carers selected?
Live-in carers who will be providing home care for your loved one in their own home are carefully vetted and checked, and are recruited not only for their qualifications and training, but also for their empathy and real-world caring experience.
Other important attributes include that the carer speaks excellent English and is good at communicating with people who may find hearing or speaking difficult. Unlike care homes, which have large staff teams working in shifts, live-in care is a very personalised service, with the cared-for person at the centre of the daily routine and activities.
As well as the vetting process, carers must provide two references and are also assessed to see whether they need any further training in order to meet the needs of the particular individual they will be caring for.
Live-in Care: How does the relationship work on a daily basis?
For many older people, remaining in their own home with a live-in carer helps them to retain a better quality of life and can be more cost-effective than a residential home.
If you believe your loved one would benefit from live-in care, then it’s reassuring to know that the relationship with a carer works like a friendship but with the added care and support your loved one needs.
Your loved one will be matched with their carer based on their personality and interests, so they can enjoy shopping or a movie together. Care plans are always drawn up with the utmost tact and discretion, so the carer always knows when they’re required.
If you’re interested in finding high-quality live-in care for your loved one based on a comfortable and caring relationship, contact us today for more information.