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Care homes in Perth

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.

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Choosing a care home

Live-in care in Perth isn’t for everyone. Your loved one may not live in a house that has an extra room to accomodate 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 ten care home picks in Perth 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 Perth

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

Strathtay House Care Home

Harley Place, Perth, PH1 5DP

Privately owned care home operated by HC-One offering residential care to up to 40 service users aged 65 and over. All rooms are single and have an en-suite WC. There is a separate dementia care unit, and respite care is also available.

Suitable for old age and dementia.


Balhousie Luncarty Care Home

Scarth Road, Luncarty, Perth, PH1 3HE

Part of the Balhousie Care Group, Balhousie Luncarty Care Home is a converted Victorian property providing residential care for up to 32 service users. There is an 8-bed specialist dementia unit within the home. Accommodation is in 28 single and 2 shared rooms with 7 rooms having an en-suite WC. Palliative care and respite care are also available.

Suitable for dementia and old age.


Barchester Ochil Care Home

2 Ettrick Drive, Perth, PH1 1SB

This large care home with nursing is operated by Barchester Healthcare Ltd and is registered for a maximum of 81 service users aged 19 and over. Respite care and convalescent care are available, and there is a separate dementia care unit. All rooms are single with en-suite WC.

Suitable for dementia, learning disability, mental health conditions, old age, physical disability, sensory impairment and younger adults.


Catmoor House Care Home

Birch Crescent, Scone, Perth, PH2 6LD

Catmoor House Care Home is a purpose-built care home with nursing owned by HC-One. There are 40 single rooms with en-suite WC in which 40 service users aged 65 plus can be accommodated. Respite care is also offered.

Suitable for dementia, old age and sensory impairment.


Balhousie North Inch House and North Grove

Abbey Road, Auchterarder, PH3 1DN

Registered for up to 50 service users, Balhousie Ruthven Towers Care Home has recently been renovated. Service users aged from 60 to 100 are accommodated in single en-suite rooms. Palliative care, respite care and convalescent care can be arranged. This care home with nursing also offers a number of apartments for service users wanting improved accommodation.

Suitable for old age, physical disability and sensory impairment.


Ancaster House

Alligan Road, Crieff, PH7 3JU

Centrally situated in Crieff, Ancaster House offers residential care to a maximum of 35 service users in the age group 60 plus. The home is operated by Coulson & Collins (Crieff LLP). All rooms are single and have en-suite WC. Respite care, convalescent care and palliative care can be arranged.

Suitable for dementia, old age, physical disability and sensory impairment.


Balhousie Ruthven Towers Care Home

Abbey Road, Auchterarder, PH3 1DN

Registered for up to 50 service users, Balhousie Ruthven Towers Care Home has recently been renovated. Service users aged from 60 to 100 are accommodated in single en-suite rooms. Palliative care, respite care and convalescent care can be arranged. This care home with nursing also offers a number of apartments for service users wanting improved accommodation.

Suitable for old age, physical disability and sensory impairment.


Riverside View Care Home

60 Clovis Duveau Drive, Dundee, DD2 5JB

This privately owned care home with nursing is operated by HC-One and is registered for a maximum of 60 service users aged 65 and over. There are 60 single rooms, all with en-suite WC.

Suitable for dementia and old age.


Realising your elderly loved one requires extra, full time care isn’t easy and when there seems to be so many options, 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 the your loved one.

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I see a care home before arranging a place for my loved one?

Absolutely. If you have an elderly family member or loved one who needs an increasing level of care, it might be time to consider a care home.

It’s vital you visit prospective care homes, preferably on more than one occasion. Depending on their overall health and ability, you might like to visit potential care homes with or without your loved one.

Reputable residential care homes will welcome visitors and be happy for you to take a look around. Turning up for an unscheduled visit is a great way to see how the home operates on a day-to-day basis when guests are not expected.

Read more in our helpful guide Care homes vs. Live-in care.

What does live-in care provide?

Live-in care provides many benefits to your loved one, but what exactly that encompasses is varied. Before a live-in carer moves in with your relative, a care plan is written up that details exactly how they wish to benefit from this new relationship.

Maybe they only need a companion, or some help with chores, but they still love to cook. Or perhaps they struggle to look after their pet, to get out and see friends, but they’re very particular about how they clean their own house. No matter where support is needed, it’s important to determine boundaries so a harmonious pairing can blossom.

But where live-in carers can make the most difference is for those living with long term health conditions, such as dementia or cancer. The continuity of care, the familiar environment and the expert training and experience our carers have, all help those who require more complex care to remain at home.

To get more information on live-in care, call one of our friendly care advisors today.

How do care home fees work?

Fees charged by residential care homes vary considerably, depending on such factors as the location of the home and the services offered. For example, dementia care often costs more than standard care.

In England, you can expect to pay an average of £3,000 to £4,000 a month. These fees will cover all the essentials, but additional charges may apply for certain medical treatments and optional extras. Depending on your loved one’s financial circumstances, they may be eligible for government help. It is important to research this early on in the process.

The local authority will carry out a care needs assessment to determine eligibility as well as a means test to establish your loved one’s contribution to the fees. Remember that home care can be up to 30% cheaper. It also has the added benefits of offering your loved one personal support and companionship 24/7 while allowing them to remain in their own home.

Do live-in carers prepare food?

Live-in carers are perfectly placed to prepare exactly the sort of food that your loved one wants and needs. They can get to know their specific dietary requirements, even if they are complex, along with their specific likes and dislikes.

A live-in carer can also focus their food preparation on the nutritional value of the meals they make, ensuring that your relative is well catered for, both in terms of taste and quality and their healthy living requirements.

Of course, your relative may still love to cook or want to maintain their control over food preparation in their own home. If this is the case, the individual service offered by a live-in carer means they will happily stand aside if that is what is required as part of the elderly care package provided.

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