Choosing a care home
Elder understands that there can be situations where dedicated, one-to-one live-in care in Highbury & Islington isn’t possible. Perhaps your loved one’s home isn’t suitable, or they have complex medical needs.
Whatever the reason, we still believe all elderly people are entitled to a high standard of care. With so many care options available, it can be confusing when making a decision.
That’s where we can help, we know a lot about care, so we’ve compiled a list of care homes in Highbury & Islington that can help your relative to thrive in later life while being safe and supported.
The top care homes in Highbury & Islington
With an in-depth understanding of later life care across the UK, we’re perfectly placed to recommend the best residential options in Highbury & Islington.
Highbury New Park
127 Highbury New Park, Islington, London N5 2DS
Highbury New Park is a purpose-built care facility with nursing for those over 55 years of age, operated by Care UK Nursing & Residential Care Service. It features 53 ensuite rooms with gardens for residents.
Suitable for: Alzheimer’s, dementia, mental health conditions, learning disabilities and physical disabilities.
Barchester Cheverton Lodge Care Home
30A Cheverton Road, Islington, London N19 3AY
Cheverton Lodge is set in a residential area close to the Archway tube station and Highgate Village. There are 52 single rooms, 50 with ensuite facilities, with a landscaped garden and outdoor seating area for residents. It’s owned and operated by Barchester Healthcare Ltd for residents age 18+.
Suitable for: Old age, young adults, visual and speech impairment, brain injury, physical disabilities, stroke, MS and Parkinson’s disease.
75 Durham Road, Islington, London N7 7DS
Lennox House has 87 single rooms with ensuite facilities, operated by Care UK Nursing & Residential Care Services for those aged 55+. It’s located close to transport links and local amenities, with garden areas for residents.
Suitable for: Old age, learning disabilities, mental health conditions, dementia, Alzheimer’s, physical disabilities and Parkinson’s Disease
60 Durham Road, Islington, London N7 7DL
St Anne’s is a purpose-built residential care home for those over 65, operated by Forest Healthcare. There are 50 single rooms, each with ensuite facilities and physical therapies and activities are available on request.
Suitable for: Old age, physical disabilities, sensory impairment, dementia, and learning disabilities.
Bridgeside Lodge Care Centre
61 Wharf Road, Islington, London N1 7RY
Bridgeside Lodge is a purpose-built care home operated by Forest Healthcare, providing long-term rehabilitation and care to those over 18. There are 64 single rooms with ensuite facilities.
Suitable for: Old age, sensory impairment, physical disability, dementia, brain injury, challenging behaviour, physical disabilities, cancer care, Parkinson’s Disease, MS, and stroke.
1 Schonfeld Square, Stoke Newington, London N16 0QQ
Beis Pinchos is an Orthodox Jewish care home operated by the Agues Israel Housing Association Ltd for Orthodox Jewish residents aged 50+. The property has wheelchair access, enclosed gardens and 44 ensuite single rooms.
Suitable for: Old age, Alzheimer’s and dementia, physical disability, sensory impairment and physical disability.
Muriel Street Centre
37 Muriel Street, Islington, London N1 0TH
Muriel Street Resource Centre is operated by Care UK Nursing & Residential Care Services, for residents age 55+. There are 60 rooms with ensuite facilities and there’s a neighbouring day-care facility for socialising.
Suitable for: Old age, dementia and Alzheimer’s, learning disabilities, mental health conditions, Multiple Sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke, Cerebral Palsy, and Parkinson’s Disease.
The Highgate Care Home
Northgate House, 12 Hornsey Lane, Highgate, London N6 5LX
The Highgate Care Home offers residential care and nursing for residents 18+, operated by Bupa Care Homes. There are 55 single rooms with ensuite facilities and weekly GP visits are provided. Respite, convalescence and palliative care can be made available.
Suitable for: older residents with complex care needs.
Make sense of your options
Realising your loved one requires care isn’t always easy and when there seems to be so many options in Highbury & Islington, you may not 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 whole family.
Contact us today to speak with one of our friendly care advisors.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get government support to fund live-in care?
Currently, no government financial assistance is available to pay for live in care or nursing home care for anyone with more than £23,250 in assets. However, this amount does not include any capital tied up in the person’s home.
That said, local authorities are able to provide some financial support and financial aid in terms of helping you offset the cost of making your loved one’s home more suited to their needs. To begin to access this funding for changes such as ramps and walk-in showers, you’ll first need to arrange a care needs assessment.
Trying to find your way through this system can be difficult, so it makes sense to start proceedings as soon as possible. Check out our helpful guide the True Cost of Care for more information.
Would a care home support those with Alzheimer’s?
Many care homes position themselves as expert providers of Alzheimer’s care. Whilst they may make some provision, the reality is that many older people living with Alzheimer’s find the move to a new building full of unknown people with no real reference to the memories they still retain, to be very disorientating. This can lead to a detrimental progression of the symptoms of the disease such as confusion, fear and ultimately aggression and depression.
By staying at home, within the rooms and neighbourhood where they have made so many memories, those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia can still trigger their existing memories for a sense of peace of mind.
Seeing familiar faces, neighbours, old friends and family more often creates a better continuum. Similarly, having the same carer every day, rather than a new face every few hours as care home staff shifts change, helps to create a sense of safety.
Would my loved one still get their state pension if they’re in a care home?
Although your loved one would still be entitled to their state pension if they were in a care home, the amount that they would be able to retain depends on how their care is being funded.
If they are able to pay their care home fees outright, they will get their full state pension. However, if the local authority funds some or all of their care, a contribution towards the fees will probably be taken from their state pension. They will still receive a certain amount, known as their personal allowance, each week so should be able to pay for extras such as hairdressing, toiletries and other small expenses.
Your local authority should be able to explain the figures if you are considering residential care homes for a loved one.
What is home help?
This person is there to undertake a range of practical day to day tasks that need to be done, such as cooking, cleaning and shopping, plus the personal tasks that an older person might struggle with alone. Whether it’s getting out of bed or out of a chair, making themselves smart and presentable, or getting to the bathroom quickly and safely, home help can be the answer.
Home help also provides companionship and peace of mind to many older people who choose to stay in their homes. It also means they can enjoy a better quality of life and more independence than they would do in a care home.
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