Care homes in Ealing

When live-in care just isn’t an option, give your loved ones the support they need with a choice of the top local care homes in Ealing.

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Choosing a care home

Here at Elder, we understand that live-in care in Ealing isn’t for everyone. Perhaps there is a lack of space for a 24-hour live-in carer, or your loved one’s home would require too many adaptations.

No matter the reason, we want to help you make the best later life care choice for your loved one. With so much information available, you may feel as though you don’t have the time to filter through it all.

That’s why we’ve summed up our top care home picks in Ealing to ensure that you make the right choice for your family without spending hours trying to whittle your options down.

The top care homes in Ealing

With an in-depth understanding of elderly care across the UK, we’re perfectly placed to recommend the following residential care homes in Ealing.

Sycamore Lodge

1 Edgecote Close, Acton, London W3 8PH

Owned and operated by Optivo, Sycamore Lodge is a purpose-built care facility for people over the age of 65. There are 77 single rooms with ensuite facilities.

Suitable for: Old age, Alzheimer’s and dementia

Chestnut Lodge

3 Woodfield Road, Ealing, London W5 1SL

Also purpose-built, owned and managed by Optivo, Chestnut Lodge is a care facility with nursing. Chestnut Lodge has 64 single rooms with ensuite facilities.

Suitable for: Old age, Alzheimer’s and dementia

Hanwell House

191 Boston Road, Hanwell, London W7 2HW

Hanwell House is owned by Homestead Residential Care Ltd. and accepts residents over the age of 50. There are 52 single rooms with private ensuite facilities.

Suitable for: Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Kent Lodge

1 Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, London W5 1RH

Kent Lodge was purpose-built in 1994 with its own dedicated dementia wing. Owned and operated by Shaw Healthcare, Kent Lodge has 38 single rooms, none of which have private facilities.

Suitable for: Old age, dementia and Alzheimer’s

Elm Lodge

4A Marley Close, Greenford UB6 9UG

Purpose-built in 2006 as a care home with nursing, Elm Lodge is owned and operated by Optivo and provides residential and respite care for people over the age of 65. There are 75 single rooms with private ensuites.

Suitable for: Old age, dementia and Alzheimer’s

Martin House

1 Swift Road, Southall UB2 4RP

Providing residential, palliative and respite care to people over the age of 60, Martin House is a care home with nursing and is operated by Optivo. Martin House has 75 single rooms with private ensuite facilities.

Suitable for: Old age and dementia

Ealing Manor Nursing Home

5-6 Grange Park, Ealing, London W5 3PL

Situated close to the town centre, and with its own private grounds, Ealing Manor Nursing Home is privately owned and provides residential, respite and palliative care to adults over the age of 40. None of the 33 single rooms have private facilities.

Suitable for: Old age, physical disability, MND, MS, cancer care, sensory impairment, orthopaedic and stroke

Torkington House Care Home

Creswick Road, Acton, London W3 9HF

Torkington House Care Home is a converted Edwardian building providing residential and palliative care to people over the age of 60. Operated by Greensleeves Care, Torkington House Care Home has 38 single rooms, 28 of which have private facilities.

Suitable for: Old age, dementia and physical disability

Realising your elderly loved one requires extra, full time care isn’t easy and when there seems to be so many options in Ealing, 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

Can my loved one still get attendance allowance if they live in a care home?

Attendance Allowance is a government-funded benefit payable to elderly people with a disability so severe that they need assistance with daily chores. Home care assistance doesn’t necessarily need to be in place in order to claim it.

Your loved one will continue to receive Attendance Allowance for the first four weeks of residential care, if they qualify for the benefit. After the initial four-week period, they may still qualify for the benefit, provided that they are self-funding their place in the care home.

Where your loved one’s local Trust is paying for, or contributing towards, their care home fees, then Attendance Allowance is not normally payable.

Attendance Allowance may be payable to your loved one after their 12th week of care, where their Trust has contributed to the first 12 weeks, whilst your loved one is waiting for their property to be sold.

Check out our guide for more on the cost of care.

Live-in Care: What you need to know

If you have decided on live-in care for your loved one, there are some preparations to make for when the carer moves in.

In addition to what is required by your relative, you will also need to ensure that there is a separate bedroom for the live-in carer. Ideally, as well as a bed and a place to store clothes there will also be a comfortable chair and TV. The carer will need their own private space where they can relax, although they will be happy to share kitchen and bathroom facilities with your elderly loved one.

Internet access is useful so that the carer to keep in touch with Elder and with other professionals involved in the care of your loved one. If your relative is a car owner, it is a good idea to insure the vehicle for the carer who can then use it to chauffeur your loved one.

What can you take into a care home?

The rules governing what residents can and cannot take with them when they move into a dedicated care home vary wildly according to each individual establishment, so check and double check before committing to moving your loved one’s belongings.

Most homes encourage residents to decorate their rooms with personal possessions, including items of furniture. Do check on the home’s policy and be sure to take details of the room’s dimensions to avoid costly errors. Space is obviously limited, but even the smallest of care homes should encourage your loved one to bring treasured possessions, photographs and keepsakes with them.

Some homes allow complete room decorations, including changing the paint colours and repapering the walls.

Some care homes will even allow pets, but once again, check before making a firm commitment to avoid disappointment and upset.

Elder Live-in Care: How are carers selected?

Carers who will be looking after 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 home 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.