Choosing a care home
At Elder, we understand that not everyone is in the right position to receive live-in care in Birmingham, whether this is due to not having a spare room to accomodate a 24-hour carer or that the home would need too many adaptations to suit your loved ones needs.
No matter the reason, we’d still like to help and we know we’re in a good position to do so. Who better to advise on care options than those who deliver top-notch care?
Your loved one has every right to be supported and retain their long established independence, which is why we’ve found the best residential options in the area for you.
The top care homes in Birmingham
With an in-depth understanding of elderly care across the UK, we’re perfectly placed to recommend the best residential options near you.
Digby Manor Residential Care Home
Digby Manor Residential Care Home
Residential care home for up to 26 service users aged 60 and over. There are 2 shared rooms and 22 single rooms. 7 rooms have their own ensuite WC. Digby Manor can provide respite care, day care and palliative care.
Suitable for learning disability, physical disability, dementia and old age.
Aqueduct Lane, Coopers Hill, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7BS
Grosvenor House is a privately owned care home with nursing that can accommodate up to 25 service users aged 60 and over. There are 19 single rooms and 3 shared rooms. 19 rooms have an en-suite WC. Respite care and palliative care can be provided.
Suitable for dementia, old age and physical disability.
526 Church Road, Yardley, Birmingham, B33 8HT
Small care home for up to 18 service users in the age group 65 plus. Respite care and day care can be provided. There are 12 single rooms and 3 shared rooms. 8 bedrooms have an en-suite WC.
Suitable for old age.
Redhill Court Residential Care Home
77 Nearhill Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B38 8JU
This purpose-built home offers residential care for up to 66 service users aged 65 and over. There are 62 single rooms and 2 shared rooms, all of which have en-suite facilities. Lift available.
Suitable for old age and dementia.
Wingfield Road, Coleshill, Birmingham, B46 3LL
Care home for a maximum of 50 service users aged 65 plus. All accommodation is in single rooms with en-suite facilities.
Suitable for old age, dementia, physical disability and sensory impairment.
Old Birmingham Road, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7TQ
Privately owned residential care home for people aged 65 and over. The Leys is registered for a maximum of 20 service users who are accommodated in 16 single and 2 shared rooms. 9 rooms have the benefit of an en-suite WC. Respite care can be provided.
Suitable for mental health conditions, dementia, old age and physical disability.
The Orchards Care Home
164 Shard End Crescent, Shard End, Birmingham, B34 7BP
Large purpose-built privately owned care home with nursing registered for up to 72 service users aged 65 and over. Services offered include respite care and palliative care. All accommodation is in single rooms with en-suite facilities.
Suitable for old age, younger adults and sensory impairment.
The Beeches Residential Care Home
Frankley Beeches Road, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 5NJ
Residential care home for adults aged 65 and over, The Beeches has 56 single rooms with en-suite WC. Respite care can be arranged.
Suitable for dementia and old age.
Make sense of your options
Realising your loved one requires care isn’t an easy conclusion to come to and when there seems to be so many options, it’s hard to know where to begin.
At Elder, we are always on hand to offer the best impartial advice, every day between 8 am and 8 pm to help you decide on the best care solution for the whole family.
Contact us today to help you decide on the best care solution for the whole family.
Frequently asked questions
Do care homes allow visitors?
Any resident of a care home should be allowed to receive visitors, but it’s not always a question of being able to pop in whenever you feel like it. Residential care homes have to consider the needs of all of their residents, so an open-door policy is rarely encouraged. Instead, there are usually set visiting times, or a visit may need to be scheduled in advance.
With live-in care for the elderly, no such restrictions apply. Family and friends can drop by whenever they wish, and spend as long as they like with their elderly loved one. Moreover, a live-in carer will encourage your loved one to stay in touch with friends and relatives, both near and far.
The carer will happily assist with technology, helping your elderly relative to communicate via email and Skype, and will drive them to social events, ensuring that they are able to lead a full and active life.
What is Elderly care?
Elderly care takes a variety of forms, depending on the needs of your loved one, but increasingly centres upon the constant presence of a dedicated live-in care worker, who is carefully matched to your relative to ensure that both parties can find plenty of common ground to forge a strong friendship.
Your loved one won’t have to adapt to a whole new lifestyle, fit into new routines or struggle to remember a host of names and faces. Instead, they can remain in the comfort and safety of their own home, with their live-in carer offering help and support 24/7, bringing peace of mind to your loved one, not to mention the wider family, who can relax in the knowledge that their relative is safe, happy and secure at all times.
How quickly can I arrange live-in care?
If you need to arrange care at home for a loved one, we can provide a highly trained live-in carer in as little as twenty-four hours. Elder’s carers are carefully matched with each care recipient so that you can be sure your elderly family member will be well looked after and able to enjoy the best quality of life possible in the comfort of their own home.
You may need to arrange live-in care at short notice if your loved one has had a fall or is ill, the usual care provider has let you down or circumstances have changed unexpectedly. With 24-hour care from Elder your family member can be supported to remain in the place they love best, and you will have the peace of mind of knowing that they will receive the best care day and night.
Does live-in care support those with Parkinson’s Disease?
Yes, a live-in care worker can be a valuable ally and support for your loved one if they are living with Parkinson’s disease.
As a progressive and degenerative disease, Parkinson’s tends to become worse over time, and a live-in carer provides support and assistance as and when it is needed.
From helping with the housework and preparing healthy and nutritious meals to accompanying your loved one to medical appointments and collecting prescriptions, the carer will do whatever is necessary to ensure the ongoing good health and happiness of your elderly relative.
As your loved one becomes less able to cope with daily activities, the carer will increase the amount of support that they provide, enabling your loved one to continue to lead a happy and fulfilling lifestyle, with plenty of fresh air and social events to look forward to.
Need a little more advice?
Care Home vs. Live-in Care
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24 Hours of Care at Home
Gain a better understanding of the day-to-day roles and responsibilities of a live-in carer.