Choosing a care home
At Elder, we understand that not everyone will be able to get live-in care on the Isle of Man, whether this is due to not having a spare room to accomodate a carer or that the home would need too many adaptations to suit your loved ones needs.
No matter the reason, we’d still like to help and we know we’re in a good position to do so. Who better to advise you on your options than those who know care inside and out?
Your loved one has every right to be supported while retaining their long established independence, which is why we’ve found the best residential options in the area for you.
The top care homes on the Isle of Man
With an in-depth understanding of elderly care across the UK, we’re perfectly placed to recommend the best residential options near you.
Castle View Nursing Home
Ballatessan Meadow, Peel, Isle of Man IM5 1DX
Set within landscaped grounds, Castle View Nursing Home offers a range of care options for residents over the age of 65, across 66 single rooms, all with private ensuite facilities.
Suitable for dementia, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, challenging behaviour, cancer care, schizophrenia, sensory impairment and stroke.
The Grest Residential Home
Andreas Road, Lezayre, Ramsey, Isle of Man IM7 4EA
In a rural setting on the outskirts of Ramsey, The Grest Residential Home has 16 single rooms, 14 of them with private ensuite facilities.
Suitable for residents over the age of 60.
18 Stanley Terrace, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 4EP
With a Tudor-style frontage, and set in landscaped grounds, Tudor Lodge provides residential care for seniors and younger adults with mental health needs. There are 16 single rooms, with 5 rooms having private ensuite facilities.
Suitable for mental health conditions, learning disability, substance misuse and alcohol dependence.
Sunnydale Care Home
8-11 Stanley View, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 3JA
In a residential setting, close to local amenities, Sunnydale Care Home provides residential, respite and convalescent care for residents over the age of 60, across 44 single rooms and 1 shared room, all with private facilities.
Suitable for dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, physical disability, sensory impairment, epilepsy, bipolar, cancer care, head injury and stroke.
New Road, Laxey, Isle of Man IM4 7BE
Situated alongside the popular landscaped gardens of Laxey Glen, Glen House offers a range of care options for residents over the age of 50 across 20 single rooms, 17 of which have private ensuites.
Suitable for dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, challenging behaviour, autism, bipolar, schizophrenia and alcohol dependence.
Crossag Road, Ballasalla, Isle of Man IM9 3DX
A purpose-built care home set in landscaped gardens with raised beds, Abbotswood House provides residents with nursing care, if required. There are 54 single rooms and 3 shared rooms, with 55 rooms having their own ensuites.
Suitable for dementia, Alzheimer’s and mental health conditions.
Elder Grange Nursing Home
Fuchsia Lane, Governor’s Hill, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 7EB
A purpose-built care home set in landscaped gardens, Elder Grange provides residential, respite, palliative and nursing care to seniors and younger adults across 82 single rooms, 65 of which have private ensuites.
Suitable for dementia, sensory impairment and physical disability.
Springfield Grange Nursing Home
Stevenson Way, Farmhill, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 2EL
Providing residential and respite care for seniors and younger adults in a purpose-built nursing home set in landscaped grounds, Springfield Grange has 52 single room and 5 shared rooms, 52 of which have private ensuites.
Suitable for dementia and mental health conditions.
Sunnydale Care Home
8-11 Stanley View, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 3JA
Run by Pearl Healthcare Group, this facility offers motel-style living. Each service user has their own front door to a studio or dual-occupancy apartment. 45 rooms available, most with en suites. Residents are over 60.
Suitable for those with dementia and mental health conditions, as well as physical disabilities.
Grove Mount Residential Home
Grove Mount South, Ramsey, Isle of Man, IM8 3EY
With 9 single rooms and 7 shared rooms, Grove Mount Residential Home has space for up to 23 service users. The home is run by Grovemount Committee.
Suitable for elderly residents only.
Salisbury Street Nursing Home
Salisbury Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 3HS
Run by Adorn Domiciliary Care Ltd, Salisbury Street Nursing Home has 68 rooms with en suites. The home is aimed at those between the ages of 65 and 100 years old.
Suitable for elderly residents, including those requiring palliative care.
Ellen Vannin Home
Kingswood Grove, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 3LX
Aimed at residents aged 50 plus, this facility has 34 rooms – 16 of which have en suites. Residential gardens are available and the home is within reach of local amenities.
Suitable for elderly residents over the age of 50.
Make sense of your options
Realising your loved one requires care isn’t an easy conclusion to come to and when there seems to be so many options, it’s hard to know where to begin.
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.
Get in touch with one of our expert care advisors today.
Frequently asked questions
Would a care home support those with Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis needs to be carefully managed: it’s essential that an elderly person living with osteoporosis is fully supported. While a care home will endeavour to properly care for someone with the condition, it’s also impossible to expect them to be able to provide the same level of care as that in a one-on-one live-in care environment.
Nutrition is a vital component in the management of osteoporosis, as high amounts of calcium and vitamin D can help. People with osteoporosis also need to be encouraged to move and exercise to help prevent stiffness and pain. Unfortunately, most care homes simply don’t have the staffing levels to provide this kind of assistance.
If a stay in hospital is required due to the condition, such as after a fracture, then most people simply want to return home quickly, which is much easier with live-in care.
How can I tell if a care home is safe?
Care homes haven’t had the best press recently, so understandably, many people feel nervous about the prospect of consigning their loved one to residential care.
Obviously, a poorly-run care home is never going to advertise that fact, so it’s important to have a plan of action when considering options for your loved one’s long-term care needs.
Always visit a prospective care home in person, so that you can see for yourself how it is run. Ideally, you should get recommendations from people that you know, or spend some time doing online research to find out as much as you can about each establishment.
Don’t make an appointment, but visit the home spontaneously, so the staff and managers won’t be able to prepare in advance. If possible, try to speak to some of the residents to discover whether the home might be suitable for your loved one.
Read our Care Homes vs. Other types of care guide for more information.
What is home care?
Home care is the broad umbrella term for providing care for your parent or loved one in their own home or your home, rather than in a care home environment. It usually refers to 24-hour care, delivered one-to-one by a trained carer.
Many care recipients find home care a preferable option to a care home for several reasons. Moving to a new and unfamiliar environment is never easy and for older people living with dementia, for example, the strain can be detrimental. Also, at home, your older relative can enjoy an independent lifestyle – they can continue to eat their favourite meals and see their friends and neighbours easily.
Having a dedicated carer at home also means that if they need some help, would like a cup of tea or just want someone to chat to, that person is on hand, right away. Home care denotes a higher standard of care overall.
Is live-in care affordable?
Compared with the cost of a care home place, live-in care is very affordable in many cases. 24-hour care in the home can work out at 30 percent less expensive than a care home and has many added advantages.
Your loved one would not have to face the upset and worry of leaving their own home and neighbourhood, so they will be able to remain in touch with friends and neighbours in the locality.
If your relative is a pet owner, they will not have to give up their beloved animals, as they might if they went into residential care. For anyone living with dementia, particularly, dedicated one-to-one care at home is the preferred option when 24-hour support is needed.
Contact us for further information about the affordability of live-in care.
Need a little more advice?
A Guide for Caregivers – Everything You Need to Know If your loved one needs