Choosing a care home
At Elder, we understand that not everyone is in the right situation to receive live-in care in Norwich. Perhaps your loved one requires much more complex care or their home doesn’t have a spare room.
No matter the reason, Elder would still like to help, and we know we’re in a good position to do so. We know what good care looks like, even outside of the home.
Your loved one has every right to be supported and cared for in the way they deserve, which is why we’ve found the best residential options in the Norwich area for you.
The top care homes in Norwich
If you’re considering residential care for your parents or loved ones in Norwich, the following eight options may be worth considering.
Broadland View Care Home
147 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0SA
A period building looking over the Yare Valley, this facility is run by the Medicare Corporation and has 22 single and 2 shared bedrooms. 12 rooms have en suite bathrooms. Residential care and day care both available.
Suitable for people aged 65 and over, living with dementia.
Woodland Care Home
189 Woodland Road, Hellesdon, Norwich, NR6 5RQ
Housing up to 46 service users, aged 55 plus, this home is run by Countrywide Care Homes Ltd. 34 single rooms and 6 shared rooms (14 with en suites) are available. There are private gardens for residents, and the facility offers the opportunity for flexible medical and care treatments.
Suitable for people with Parkinson’s, epilepsy, MND and MS, and for elderly residents.
Cecil Road, Norwich, NR1 2QJ
Run by MHA, Cromwell House offers 38 rooms, all with their own en suite bathrooms. Service users are assigned key workers and care plans are tailored to the individual.
Suitable for elderly residents over the age of 65.
19 Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR2 2LN
With 28 rooms offering en suites, Laurel Lodge is a central Norwich care home, set in a residential area and near the local facilities and shops. Gardens are available as well as 3 common room lounge areas, with a dining room. The facility is run by Black Swan International Ltd.
Suitable for elderly residents above the age of 65.
Dussindale Park Care Home
26 Mary Chapman Close, Dussindale, Norwich, NR7 0UD
Dussindale Park Care Home is run by Countrywide Care Homes Ltd. It offers 58 single rooms (31 rooms with en suites) and residential gardens. The home offers day care, as well as palliative and respite care. Service users must be over the age of 65.
Suitable for those with a wide range of care requirements.
St Clements Nursing Home
170 St Clements Hill, Norwich, NR3 4DG
A Kingsley Healthcare home, St Clements can house up to 25 residents in 15 single rooms and 5 shared rooms, 12 of which have en suite access.
Suitable for those aged 65 and over, with dementia and physical disabilities.
Bishop Herbert House
34 Globe Place, Vauxhall Street, Norwich, NR2 2SG
Bishop Herbert House is specifically focused on adults with physical disabilities. Service users must be aged 18 and over, and the home offers 14 rooms, all single rooms with en suites. The facility provides services to young adults as well as older people.
Suitable for people with MND, MS, MD, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s and those who have had strokes.
423 Unthank Road, Norwich, NR4 7QB
Accessible from Norwich city centre, Baytree House is an Edwardian house with gardens which is run by Mr & Mrs Hanley. The home offers 16 rooms, 8 of which have an en suite.
Suitable for those aged 65 and over, with Alzheimer’s, hearing impairment, stroke and Parkinson’s.
Realising your elderly loved one requires extra, full-time care isn’t easy, and when there seem to be so many options in Norwich, 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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