Choosing a care home
At Elder, we understand that not everyone is in the right circumstance to receive live-in care in Burton upon Trent, whether that is due to issues of space or that the home requires too many adaptations to suit your loved one.
No matter the reason, we’d still like to help and we know we’re in a good position to recommend the best care, even if it happens to be in a care home.
Your loved one has every right to be supported and cared for in the way they deserve, which is why we’ve found the best residential options in the area for you.
The top care homes in Burton upon Trent
If you’re considering residential care for your parents or loved ones in Burton upon Trent, the following seven options may be worth considering.
Market Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, DE11 9PN
Residential care home for up to 30 service users aged 55 plus. There are 28 single rooms and 1 shared room. Two rooms benefit from an en-suite WC.
Suitable for old age, dementia, learning disability, mental health condition, physical disability, sensory impairment.
183 Bearwood Hill Road, Winshill, Burton-on-Trent, DE15 0JS
Refurbished twenty-seven-bed residential home for adults 55 plus. 8 of the rooms have an en-suite WC. Also offers day care and respite care.
Suitable for sensory impairment, dementia, old age, stroke, Down’s syndrome, challenging behaviour.
Rider House Nursing Home
Stapenhill Road, Burton-on-Trent, DE15 9AE
Privately owned care home with nursing for a maximum of 41 service users. 41 single rooms, 8 of which have en-suite WCs.
Suitable for stroke, Parkinson’s disease, old age and physical disability.
Cedar Court Dementia Care Home
Bretby Park, Bretby, Burton-on-Trent, DE15 0QX
Large rurally situated care home with nursing for 50 service users aged between 65 and 110. All single rooms have en-suite facilities. Offers palliative care, convalescent care, day care and respite care.
Suitable for Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias and old age.
Abacus Care Home
42/44 Rolleston Road, Burton-on-Trent, DE13 0JZ
Care home for up to 27 service users aged 55 and over. One shared room and 25 single rooms, 22 of which benefit from an en-suite WC.
Suitable for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, dementia, old age.
Mount Pleasant Care Home
Off Old Hollow Lane, Winshill, Burton-on-Trent, DE15 0DR
Purpose-built modern home for 50 elderly service users. All rooms single with en-suite WC. Also offers palliative care, respite care, day care and convalescent care to service users aged 65 plus.
Suitable for cancer care, hearing impairment, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, visual impairment and old age.
Cedar Court Nursing Home
Bretby Park, Bretby, Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent, DE15 0QX
Facility for a total of 75 service users divided into a nursing home for 30 frail and elderly residents and a dementia care home registered for 45 people. The care home with nursing has 28 single rooms and 1 shared room. 26 rooms have an en-suite WC. It caters for people aged 60 and over.
Suitable for old age and physical disability.
Hoar Cross Nursing Home
St Michael’s House, Abbotts Bromley Road, Hoar Cross, Burton-on-Trent, DE13 8RA
Privately owned care home with nursing for 51 service users aged 50 plus. There are 5 shared rooms and 41 single rooms. 35 rooms have an en-suite WC. Specialist care categories include epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Prader-Willi syndrome, muscular dystrophy, motor neurone disease and many other complex conditions.
Suitable for eating disorders, old age, dementia, physical disability and sensory impairment.
Realising your elderly loved one requires extra, full time care isn’t easy and when there seems to be so many options, it might be overwhelming to know where to start.
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 your loved one.
Get in touch with one of our expert care advisors today.
Frequently asked questions
Do care homes support couples?
Care homes tend to be dual licensed as a provider of care and a residential space. This means that residents with additional needs, such as dementia care, need to be in the care space, whereas other residents should not, which may result in the separation of a couple.
There is also the issue of relinquishing care. If one half of the couple has carved out their role as the carer in the relationship, having a stranger take this role can be distressing.
Couples who decide to move into care together often have an idealised understanding of the service. They build an idea around having people around to cook and clean and a nurse who will only be on hand as needed.
In principle, as many care homes can offer a double room, they can notionally support couples who want to move into care together. However, the reality is often far from ideal.
Learn more about live-in care vs. care homes.
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.
How can I fund care for my loved one?
Planning for the long-term elderly care needs of a loved one is complex, so it pays to consider the matter as far in advance as possible. A local authority assessment is free of charge and available to anyone on request, and this could identify local sources of funding, depending upon your loved one’s financial circumstances.
NHS funding may be applicable if your loved one lives with a long-term health condition, and grants and benefits may be available. If your loved one must pay for their own care, it’s best to seek professional advice from a financial advisor with CF8 or CeLTCI accreditations.
We have produced a range of guides covering the costs of care and how to fund it, and our advisors are on hand 7 days a week to talk you through your options and point you in the right direction.
Would a care home support those with dementia?
Some care homes are able to support people living with dementia, but many are not suitable due to environmental factors or a lack of suitably trained staff. Some care homes have specialist secure dementia units, but admission to a care home can often be very upsetting to an older person who is struggling to make sense of their environment.
If you are able to arrange live-in care for a family member who is living with dementia, they will not have to face the upheaval of moving away from their home environment into an unfamiliar place full of strangers.
Having a dedicated one-to-one carer means that they will benefit from continuity of care and feel much more settled and content than if they have to accept care from various different people, as they would in residential care.
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