Choosing a care home
Here at Elder, we understand that live-in care in Shepherd’s Bush isn’t suitable for everyone. Your loved one may not live in a house with room to accommodate a home carer, or perhaps the idea of it just isn’t for them.
Even so, we still want to help you make the best later life care choice for your loved one. They deserve the kind of care that is not only appropriate, but something they would choose themselves.
That’s why we’ve summed up our top care home picks in Shepherd’s Bush to ensure that you make the right choice for your family.
The top care homes in Shepherd’s Bush
If you’re considering residential care for your parents or loved ones in Shepherd’s Bush, the following options may be worth considering.
Torkington House Care Home
Creswick Road, Acton, London W3 9HF
Operated by Greensleeves Care and situated in a residential street in Acton, Torkington House offers residential care for the elderly in 32 single rooms, 28 of which have private ensuite facilities. There is no nursing care available at Torkington House Care Home.
Suitable for respite and dementia.
Acton Care Centre
48 Gunnersbury Lane, Acton, London W3 8EF
Acton Care Centre is a purpose-built facility operated by Gold Care homes with nursing care and dementia care for over-65s. The home has 124 en-suite bedrooms.
Suitable for dementia and palliative care.
The Chiswick Nursing Centre
Ravenscourt Gardens, London W6 0AE
The Chiswick Nursing Centre is in a large, modern facility close to Stamford Brook Tube Station. It is owned by Ganymede Care Limited. The home offers residential dementia, convalescence, palliative, respite and nursing care.
Suitable for dementia, convalescence, palliative and respite care.
5 Cirencester Street, London W2 5SR
Forrester Court is a purpose-built care home located on Cirencester Street. It is owned by Care UK and offers both short-stay and long-term residential care for elderly people. Forrester Court offers care for learning and physical disabilities, as well as dementia care. There are 110 en suite rooms.
Suitable for learning disabilities, dementia, mental health, respite, physical disability and sensory impairment.
St Vincents House
49 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9QH
St Vincents House in Hammersmith is owned by Care UK. It offers residential and nursing care for both long-term and respite residents, including those with dementia.
Suitable for dementia and respite care.
Nazareth House Hammersmith
169/175 Hammersmith Road, London W6 8DB
This residential care facility is operated by the Nazareth Care Charitable Trust and run by the Sisters of Nazareth. Both religious and non-religious residents are welcome, with daily worship and in-room holy communion available. It offers both general elderly care and nursing care for over-65s.
Suitable for palliative and dementia care.
23 Pierrepoint Road, Acton, London W3 9JJ
A small, specialist residential care facility for the over-40s, specialising in epilepsy care and learning disabilities. Owned by the Care Management Group Ltd, there are 11 rooms at this care home, none of which are en suite.
Suitable for respite, learning disabilities and epilepsy.
Coverdale Road Home
2 Coverdale Road, London W12 8JL
A small care home with 6 beds, specialising in learning disability care for adults. It is run by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
Suitable for learning disabilities.
Realising your elderly loved one requires extra, full time care isn’t easy and when there seems to be so many options in Shepherd’s Bush, 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
Are residential homes the only care option available?
No, a residential home is only one of the many options available to your loved one, if they are struggling to cope in their own home.
Retirement villages offer amenities and services to their residents, although these can be expensive. A more affordable option is sheltered housing, which usually offers alarm buttons, and the help of an on-site warden in case of emergency.
Many older people are reluctant to move away from their home and familiar surroundings, so private elderly care may be the most appropriate solution. Daily care can be sourced through your loved one’s local authority, or privately, offering help with daily tasks.
For the most convenient and cost-effective solution, live-in care provides 24-hour help, support and companionship from a dedicated live-in caregiver, allowing your loved one to continue to live their life as they choose, but with the reassurance of assistance whenever it is needed.
What kind of care do nursing homes provide?
Nursing homes provide a comprehensive package of care for elderly residents. This may include personal care such as help with bathing and eating, social care, companionship and even medical care for those who need help and support 24 hours a day.
If your loved one requires a high level of care but is unwilling to enter a nursing home, live-in care can provide a viable alternative that allows them to stay in their own home, surrounded by familiar possessions and enjoying the support of friends and family.
Private home care is often more cost-effective than a nursing home and it provides bespoke care that is personally adapted to your loved one’s specific needs.
What if my loved one struggles to settle into a care home?
If your loved one is having problems settling into a care home, you could try to make the environment more homely for them by bringing in photos and important items from their home.
If possible, help them to keep in touch by using a laptop or mobile phone, so they do not feel as though they have been abandoned by their family. Care staff will help your family member to settle in, so give them plenty of information about their likes, dislikes, favourite foods and interests.
If it is not working out, why not consider live-in care in your loved one’s own home if they still have it? As long as there is a spare room, a live-in carer could move in with them and provide all the care they need in the place they love best or even in your home if that is more convenient.
How quickly can I arrange live-in care?
If you need to arrange care at home for a loved one, we can provide a highly trained live-in carer in as little as twenty-four hours.
Elder’s carers are carefully matched with each care recipient so that you can be sure your elderly family member will be well looked after and able to enjoy the best quality of life possible in the comfort of their own home.
You may need to arrange live-in care at short notice if your loved one has had a fall or is ill, the usual care provider has let you down or circumstances have changed unexpectedly.
With 24-hour care from Elder your family member can be supported to remain in the place they love best, and you will have the peace of mind of knowing that they will receive the best care day and night.
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