Although the vast majority of us would prefer to get the support we need in the home we love; sometimes it simply isn’t possible. Perhaps due to a lack of room availability in the home or insufficient in-home modifications.
Either way, Elder still want to be able to help. That’s why our team of care planning experts have pulled together a list of their top care homes in the East of England.
We specialise in home care, so who better to select some of the best care homes in the area to help ensure your loved one thrives in later life.
We’ve selected our top eight residential care homes across the East of England.
Mount Hill, Braintree Road, Halstead, CO9 1SL
In 15 acres of gardens, Halstead Hall is run by Stow Healthcare Group and provides 65 single rooms, all with en suites available. Long term care is available, in addition to respite care and convalescence care.
Suitable for those aged 65 and over with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3NH
Near the centre of Bury St Edmunds, Cornwallis Court has 3 large garden areas, a 9-hole mini putting green and 74 single rooms with en suites. The home is run by the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution Care Company. Service users are 65 years and over, and are either Freemasons or are the dependents of Freemasons.
Suitable for residents with dementia, stroke, physical disability and sensory impairment.
Green Street, Shenley, Radlett, WD7 9BB
Based in Radlett, Villa Scalabrini opened in 1986, originally intended to provide residential care for those of Italian descent. Today, it is open to service users from any background. The building has 50 rooms all with en suites, with gardens, including a dementia-friendly garden.
Suitable for those aged 65 and over with dementia, mental health conditions and physical disability.
40 Victoria Road, Diss, IP22 4HZ
De Lucy House is located in Diss and offers 60 single rooms with en suites. The facility has its own coffee shop, cinema, salon and views of the local golf course. It is run by Greensleeves Care.
Suitable for those over 65 with dementia, stroke or Alzheimer’s.
147 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0SA
Looking over Yare Valley, this period property is a Medicare Corporation facility, which has 24 bedrooms. 12 of which have en suite access. Both residential and day care services are available.
Suitable for those aged over 65 with dementia.
33 Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1UZ
A TLC Care Ltd home, Cambridge Manor is based in Cambridge within reach of local amenities. Specialising in memory loss, the home focuses on independence for residents. Both short and long term care options are available.
Suitable for residents aged 18 and over, with a focus on dementia and mental health conditions.
The Village Green, Orton Longueville, Peterborough, PE2 7DN
A Barchester Healthcare Ltd home based in Peterborough for long term care. 107 rooms are on offer, 99 with access to en suites.
Suitable for adults over 18 years old, with a wide range of conditions, including dementia.
Harvest Rise, Off Ivel Road, Shefford, SG17 5GE
Oak Manor is a modern building, run by MHA in Shefford. With 64 rooms, all with en suite access, it was opened in 2017 and provides care for service users over 65 years old.
Suitable for those with physical disabilities and dementia.
Realising your elderly loved one requires extra, full-time care isn’t easy, and when there seem to be so many options in the East of England, 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 your loved one.
Get in touch with one of our expert care advisors today.
If you are proceeding with live-in care, it’s important that your carer has access to a few basic amenities.
They will require a bedroom of their own and internet access in order for them to stay in contact with friends and family while they’re are staying in your loved one’s home.
Live-in care allows carers to offer 24-hour care and support to people in vulnerable positions while enabling them to remain in their own homes. Your loved one’s carer will also need privacy (for break times), and you will also need to ensure there is space for your carer to have meals with your loved one.
One of the principal advantages of live-in care over a move into a residential care home is the flexibility that care within your loved one’s own home provides.
In a care home setting, the needs of the group may outweigh the specific needs of your elderly relative, since the staff members are unable to dedicate themselves specifically to one person throughout the day. However, with live-in care, the sole focus of the caregiver is your loved one.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that your loved one has the final say in absolutely everything, particularly if they are in the early stages of dementia, for example, which could lead to them making poor choices that compromise their safety. But a care plan is clarified with the care recipient and their wider family, ensuring that all parties are happy with the plan. It can be adapted over time as your relative’s needs change.
For further information, you can contact one of our friendly and helpful customer care advisors on 0333 920 9150.
If your loved one needs live-in care, you might have some questions about who exactly will be caring for him or her. If you have any concerns regarding the gender of your loved one’s carer, you shouldn’t.
The wishes of both you and your loved one will always be taken into consideration, and every care will be taken to ensure your loved one is comfortable and relaxed around their carer. Your loved one’s carer will be experienced and trained in gaining the trust of their clients, and will work hard to build a relationship.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, and one of our friendly and helpful team members will be happy to provide further information.
In short, all of them! One of the main advantages of live-in care is that your loved one will be supported in all their day-to-day activities, ensuring that they stay as active and as independent as possible. For example, the carer will support your loved one if they want to visit friends and family, go to the shops, pursue their hobbies and pastimes, or enjoy a spontaneous outing.
While residential care homes might offer a planned programme of activities, these may not suit every resident. With in-home care, your loved one can keep doing the things they love, while enjoying 24/7 practical support tailored to their individual needs.
Contact us on 0333 920 7214 to find out more about live-in care.
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