Care homes in the North West

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 the North West region.

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Choosing a care home

Elder understand that live-in care in the North West area isn’t for everyone. Your loved one’s house may not have an extra room to accommodate a home carer, or perhaps the idea of it just doesn’t quite take their fancy.

Even so, Elder would still like to help you make the ideal later life care choice for your loved one, who deserves the kind of care that is not only suitable, but something they would choose themselves.

That’s why we’ve summed up our top care home picks in the North West region to ensure that not only do you make the right choice for your family, but you don’t get flustered trying to piece it all together either.

The top care homes in the North West

If you’re considering residential care for your parents or loved ones in the North West region, the following options may be worth considering.

The Old Rectory Nursing Home

Church Lane, Grappenhall, Warrington, WA4 3EP

Privately owned facility with nursing that is registered for a maximum of 39 service users aged 65 plus. There are 37 single and one shared room, 22 of which have an en suite WC. Offers respite care, palliative care and convalescent care.

Suitable for old age, orthopaedic, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and visual impairment.


Heathfield Residential Home

20/22 Alexandra Road, Grappenhall, Warrington, WA4 2EL

Care home for up to 25 female service users accommodated in 23 single and 1 shared room. 14 rooms have en suite WC. Heathfield offers day care, convalescent care and respite care.

Suitable for dementia and old age.


Grosvenor Manor Care Centre

87-89 Heath Lane, Chester, CH3 5SY

Care home with nursing operated by New Care Chester (Opcp) Ltd registered for a maximum of 81 service users aged 50 plus. Accommodation is in single rooms with en suite WC. There is a separate dementia care unit and the home also offers respite care and palliative care.

Suitable for dementia, old age, physical disability and younger adults.


Blackwell Vale Care Home

Durdar Road, Carlisle, CA2 4SE

Operated by Four Seasons Health Care, this care home with nursing is registered for up to 60 service users aged 65 and over. All rooms are single and have en suite WCs.

Suitable for dementia, old age, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.


Pennystone Court

28 Handsworth Road, Blackpool, FY1 2RQ

This MHA care home is registered for up to 36 service users aged 65 plus who are accommodated in single rooms with en suite WC.

Suitable for dementia and old age.


Amber Court Care Home

Kipling Drive, Blackpool, FY3 9UX

This 33 room Blackpool facility with nursing is operated by Countrywide Care Homes Ltd. Rooms have en suite WC and the home accommodates service users aged 18 and over.

Suitable for old age.


Ashlands Manor Care Centre

2 Ashlands, Sale, M33 5PD

This care home with nursing is operated by New Care Projects Sale (OPCO) Ltd and is registered for a maximum of 57 service users aged from 60. There are 57 single rooms with en suite WC.

Suitable for dementia, old age, physical disability, sensory impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and stroke care.


Barchester Dovedale Court Care Home

Dovedale Avenue, Ingol, Preston, PR2 3WQ

Operated by Barchester Healthcare, this care home with nursing can accommodate a maximum of 32 service users aged 50 plus. All rooms are single and have en suite WC.

Suitable for dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and challenging behaviour.


Realising your elderly loved one requires extra, full-time care isn’t easy, and when there seem to be so many options in the North West, 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 family member or loved one.

Get in touch with one of our expert care advisors today.

Frequently asked questions

How will my loved one settle into a care home?

It’s completely natural to be apprehensive when a loved one is moving into a care home. You will no doubt have questions about how well they will settle in and what will be done to make them feel at home. Experienced and compassionate residential care home staff will have lots of ways to help your loved one settle in, so you should speak to them about your concerns. There are also things you can do too. Ensure your loved one has precious photos and any favourite mementos or keepsakes in their new room to make it as homely as possible.

If you’re worried about your loved one settling into a home, perhaps live-in care might be a better option. In this case, he or she remains in his or her own home, and it’s the carer who will fit around their pre-established routine.

What should I look for in a care home?

There are lots of residential care homes out there, offering a wide range of services. Choosing a care home will, therefore, depend upon your loved one’s specific needs. Things to research include the cost of care, the standard of accommodation, the activities they offer residents and, of course, the overall quality of care.

This includes cleanliness, staff training and the staff-to-resident ratio. Once you have identified a shortlist of suitable care homes, it is important to arrange a visit. A care home might look ideal and boast good reviews, but your loved one must feel comfortable in the surroundings.

While you might think residential care is your only option, there are cost-effective alternatives. For example, a live-in carer can provide 24-hour care and companionship that allows your loved one to remain in their own home.

Contact us on 0333 920 7214 to find out more.

What other options can I consider before moving my loved one into a care home?

Live-in care should always be considered before moving your loved one into a care home, as it can be a less stressful, more personalised and more cost-efficient means of ensuring one-to-one care.

If your loved one has always dreaded the idea of a care home, live-in care is the ideal alternative, offering tailored care and companionship in their own home.

Even if they’ve never considered it, this option is worth looking into, as it can reward both you and your relative with higher standards of care and lower costs than a care home.

Choosing live-in care could allow you to avoid stressful moves for your loved one. There will be no time-consuming searches for care homes - which can often fall below the standards you require anyway. Instead, opt for high-quality home care in the most comfortable setting possible - your loved one’s own home.

What’s the difference between care homes and live-in care?

Live-in care allows care recipients to benefit from high-quality, dedicated care whilst maintaining their freedom to live as they wish. There is none of the upheaval associated with moving into a care home, and the care recipient’s independence is supported as far as possible.

Additionally, live-in care is a far more cost-efficient alternative to a care home, whilst providing the same degree of access to highly-qualified healthcare professionals and the services that the care recipient needs, tailored to their unique situation.

With a live-in carer providing around-the-clock care, the live-in care solution offers practical support and a real sense of security and comfort whilst offering both the elderly care recipient and their family members peace of mind that they are being supported with all the services that they need.

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