Choosing a care home
Here at Elder, we understand that live-in care in Chelsea isn’t for everyone. Your loved one may not live in a house with space to accomodate a home carer, or perhaps they have complex medical needs.
Even if this is the case, we still want to be able to help. Your loved one deserves the kind of care that is not only suitable, but something they would choose themselves.
That’s why we’ve summed up our top care home picks in Chelsea to ensure that you make the right choice, without spending hours trying to find the best option for your loved one or relative.
The top care homes in Chelsea
If you’re considering residential care for your parents or loved ones in the Chelsea area, the following options may be worth considering.
Chelsea Court Place
234a Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UA
Operated by IAC Chelsea Ltd., this privately-owned facility provides 24-hour residential care through 15 en-suite apartments. The care home has an on-site restaurant, café, cinema, library, spa and indoor garden and offers residents a variety of physical and social activities.
Suitable for physical disability, sensory impairment, dementia and Alzheimer’s.
9 Nightingale Place, Chelsea, London, SW10 9NG
Ellesemere House is managed by Care UK and offers residential nursing and long-term retirement accommodation in 70 en-suite rooms, each equipped with a telephone line, a flat-screen TV and a 24-hour nurse call system. The facilities also include kitchenette, café, cinema, hair salon, activity room and two outdoor sensory gardens.
Suitable for dementia, physical disability, Alzheimer’s, stroke.
St Wilfrid’s Care Home
29 Tite Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 4JX
This purpose-built residential care facility is owned and operated by The Congregation of the Daughters of the Cross of Liege, a registered Catholic charity. The care home accepts residents regardless of religious denomination. The facility has 44 en-suite rooms and a private garden.
Suitable for elderly residents over the age of 65, including those living with dementia.
St. Teresa’s Home
46 Roland Gardens, Kensington, London, SW7 3PW
Operated by the Sisters Hospitallers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, this 26-room residential care home (23 rooms with en-suite facilities) is run on a not-for-profit basis. The care home has a residents’ kitchenette, gardens, as well as a stairlift and wheelchair access.
Suitable for residents over the age of 65, including those living with dementia.
The Kensington Care Home
40-46 Ladbroke Road, Kensington, London, W11 3PH
This 53-room converted Victorian terraced house is operated by Bupa and has recently been refurbished. The facility is located in a residential area near Holland Park Avenue and has 53 rooms with en-suite facilities and air conditioning. The home has a conservatory dining room, two gardens with water features and offers an optional hostess service.
Suitable for dementia, physical disability, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, stroke.
Alan Morkill House
88 St Mark’s Road, Kensington, London, W10 6BY
A 24-hour care home located in North Kensignton with 49 rooms (35 with en-suite facilities). A combination of single and double rooms are arranged in groups of seven with a shared sitting room and kitchen. Residents are able to choose a local GP and are able to request on-site appointments with an optician, dentist and chiropodist.
Suitable for elderly residents over the age of 65, including those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Turning Point Hazel House
67 Warwick Road, Kensington, London, SW5 9HB
This 10-room not-for-profit care home is operated by Turning Point and provides 24-hour support. The facility focuses on rehabilitation for residents with severe and long-term mental health conditions by helping them to develop life-skills that will enable them to move to more independent accommodation.
Suitable for mental health conditions.
37 Barlby Road
37 Barlby Road, Kensington, London W10 6AN
Operated by Support for Living Ltd., this 4-room not-for-profit care home is located in North Kensington. The facility is a converted semi-detached house that has been adapted for wheelchair access on the ground floor.
Suitable for learning disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory impairment.
Realising your elderly loved one requires extra, full time care isn’t easy and when there seems to be so many options in Chelsea and the surrounding area, 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 home residents eat together, or can they choose to eat in their rooms?
When it comes to dining, the wishes of care home residents are always taken into account and menus are planned to provide a pleasant mealtime experience. While residents can choose to eat in their rooms, they’re usually encouraged to dine with the other residents in order to benefit from social interaction.
However, some older people may find the atmosphere and approach of communal dining overwhelming, which is one reason why you might consider live-in care. Your loved one will be encouraged to eat tasty and healthy meals prepared by their carer in a relaxed atmosphere.
If you feel your loved one would benefit from the kind of person-centred approach that only comes with live-in care, contact us today to discuss your loved one’s requirements.
How to choose a live-in care provider?
There are plenty of benefits to choosing a live-in care provider. These services allow elderly people to remain in their own home, with a full package of tailored support that is more cost effective than a care home.
To choose the right provider, it is helpful to look at reviews, speak to friends and family for recommendations and meet with potential providers. Assess their experience, friendliness and attitude and approach to care provision and check the levels of tailored support available to the carer and care recipient.
To find out more about 24-hour care services from Elder, please call us for more information and to receive our free guide to making the right decision for you and your loved one.
What kind of care do nursing homes provide?
Nursing homes provide a comprehensive package of care for elderly residents. This may include personal care such as help with bathing and eating, social care, companionship and even medical care for those who need help and support 24 hours a day.
If your loved one requires a high level of care but is unwilling to enter a nursing home, home care can provide a viable alternative that allows them to stay in their own home, surrounded by familiar possessions and enjoying the support of friends and family.
Private care is often more cost-effective than a nursing home and it provides bespoke care that is personally adapted to your loved one’s specific needs.
How quickly can I arrange a place for my loved one in a residential home?
While there are no hard and fast guidelines on how long it takes to arrange a care home place, you can estimate fairly accurately.
Firstly, much like buying a new home, you’ll need to visit a few homes first to get a general impression. Once you find a home you like, you’ll have to wait until a room becomes free.
It goes without saying that the best care homes are generally running at full capacity and many use a waiting list system. Until a place becomes free, your loved one may need to stay in hospital or possibly move in with you.
Alternatively, an emergency live-in carer can be arranged within 24 hours. This carer could start right away and the initial care plan would be developed concurrently. Once the situation is in hand, a more permanent carer would then be arranged.
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