Choosing a care home
At Elder, we understand that not everyone is in the right situation to receive live-in care in Fulham. Perhaps your loved one requires much more complex care or their home doesn’t have a spare room available.
Whatever the reason may be, Elder would still like to help, and we’re in an excellent position to do so. We know what good care looks like, even outside of the home.
Which is why we’ve found the best residential options in the Fulham area for you, ensuring your loved one receives the support and high-quality care they deserve.
The top care homes in Fulham
If you’re considering residential care for a relative or loved one in the Fulham area, the following options may be worth considering.
17/25 Farm Lane, Fulham, London, SW6 1PX
Operated by Care UK, this four-storey building has 66 rooms with en-suite facilities and a 24-hour nurse call system. Residents are able to bring pets to the care home by prior arrangement.
Suitable for dementia, Alzheimer’s, hearing impairment and deafness, visual impairment.
95-99 Harwood Road, Fulham, London, SW6 4QL
Harwood Road provides assistance and accommodation for adults with mental health needs who have been referred by the local authority. Managed by Hestia, the facility has 15 rooms (13 with en-suite), a kitchenette, communal lounge and gardens.
Suitable for mental health conditions.
St Vincent’s House
49 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9QH
This purpose-designed care home in Hammersmith was opened in 2006. The townhouse-style building has 92 rooms, phone and TV connection points and 24-hour nurse call system. Both the building and the grounds are wheelchair accessible.
Suitable for dementia, Alzheimer’s, physical disability, sensory impairment, stroke.
Nazareth House – Hammersmith
169/175 Hammersmith Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 8DB
Opened in 1857, the care home is managed by the Sisters of Nazareth, a Catholic charity. The building has 61 single rooms and 17 shared rooms, on-site chapel and outdoor gardens.
Suitable for elderly residents over the age of 65, including those with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
The Chiswick Nursing Centre
Ravenscourt Gardens, Hammersmith, London, W6 0AE
Operated by Ganymede Care Ltd., the facility is located on a residential street. Its 146 rooms have been arranged into five suites, each focused on providing specialised care in a specific area. The building and the grounds have been adapted to be wheelchair accessible.
Suitable for dementia, Alzheimer’s, physical disability, stroke, sensory impairment, cancer care.
41 Weltje Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 9LS
Originally established in 1985 by a group of families for relatives with learning disabilities, Angela House is managed by Yarrow Housing Ltd., a voluntary organisation that supports people with learning disabilities. The facility can accommodate 6 residents in 4 single rooms and 2 shared rooms. Residents have access to a kitchenette and garden and the building has been adapted for wheelchair access.
Suitable for learning disabilities.
Rivercourt Project Short Breaks
17 Rivercourt Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 9LD
Run by Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council, Rivercourt Projects offers respite care, day care and emergency short breaks in a 5-bedroom facility (all en-suite). Two of the bedrooms have been adapted to include ceiling-mounted hoists for residents with physical disabilities.
Suitable for dementia, mental health conditions, physical disabilities, sensory impairment.
Realising your elderly loved one requires extra, full-time care isn’t easy, and when there seem to be so many options in the Fulham 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 your loved one.
Get in touch with one of our expert care advisors today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will my loved one still have independence in a care home?
Loss of independence is what many people fear most about having to go into a care home. However, it is very difficult for an older person to retain their independence when they are living in a communal setting with many other residents with varying needs. Although staff might like to ensure that people can be independent, they have a duty to ensure that they are safe and do not take unnecessary risks.
If you opt for live-in care for your loved one, they will have more control over how they live their life. Even something as simple as deciding what time to get up or to eat can be difficult in a care home, where it is necessary to fit in with other people. A live-in carer would give them choice in every aspect of their daily life so they are able to remain much more independent.
Would a care home support those with cancer?
Care homes vary widely, and some institutions are able to provide specialist care for elderly residents with cancer, although you may have to search outside your preferred area in order to source a suitable establishment.
However, live-in care offers a genuine alternative to residential care, allowing your loved one to remain in their home, surrounded by their familiar possessions, with friends and family close at hand. An Elder live-in carer, who is experienced in cancer care, provides support and reassurance throughout every day and night, supporting your loved one in their daily activities, which can be particularly helpful for anyone going through the stress of cancer treatment.
Supported by their carer, elderly care in the home will ensure your loved one can continue to enjoy their current lifestyle, whilst family members are reassured that their relative is in safe hands at all times.
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.
Read more about care homes vs live-in care in our helpful guide.
Does live-in care support those with Alzheimer’s?
For those considering a care home solution for their parents or loved ones living with Alzheimer’s, the question of adequate support often arises. We know from our own experience that the disease can make even the most confident person become suddenly insecure and afraid.
Live-in care supports someone living with Alzheimer’s by providing everything they need to stay safe and happy in their own home. It offers companionship, activity and safety, making sure the person doesn’t wander away and has help moving around their home.
The carer is trained in dementia care and can help with all levels of personal care, such as assisting with washing and using the bathroom. Deciding to engage a carer also takes away the pressure of household chores such as cooking and cleaning, ensuring that there is someone in place who can always be contacted by family members.
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