Care homes in the South 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 South West region.

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Choosing a care home

Live-in care in the South West region might not be for everyone. Perhaps your loved one lives in a house that doesn’t have an extra room to accommodate a home carer, or the idea of it just doesn’t quite take their fancy.

Elder still want to help you make the ideal later life care choice for your loved one. They deserve the kind of care that is not only suitable but something they would choose themselves.

We’ve summed up our top eight care home picks in the South West 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 South West

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

Regency Manor Residential & Nursing Home

16/17 Blair Avenue, Lower Parkstone, Poole, BH14 0DA

Providing palliative, respite and convalescent care, Regency Manor has space for 69 residents over the age of 50 across 69 single en suite rooms.

Suitable for Alzheimer’s and old age care.


Glenhurst Manor

44a West Cliff Road, Bournemouth, BH4 8BB

Glenhurst Manor is owner operated and has 28 single rooms and 4 shared rooms with ensuite facilities, providing residential care to 36 service users.

Suitable for elderly residents over the age of 65.


Brockworth House Care Centre

Mill Lane, Brockworth, Gloucester, GL3 4QG

A not for profit care home with nursing capabilities, Brockworth House has space for 55 residents over the age of 60 across 55 single ensuite rooms.

Suitable for Dementia, Alzheimer’s and mental health conditions.


Edwardstow Court

Fosseway, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham, GL54 1BX

With 48 single ensuite rooms for residents over the age of 65, Edwardstow Court is a not for profit residential care home that also provides day and respite care.

Suitable for Dementia, sensory impairment and physical disability.


Meadowcare Home

2/3 Belvedere Road, Redland, Bristol, BS6 7JG

This owner operated care home provides residential and palliative care to 34 residents across 34 single rooms, all of which have private ensuite facilities.

Suitable for Alzheimer’s, Dementia and challenging behaviour.


Carlton Mansions Care Home

8 Apsley Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2SP

A privately owned care home providing residential, day and respite care to 26 residents. Carlton Mansions has 22 single rooms and 2 shared rooms, 23 of which benefit from ensuite facilities.

Suitable for Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and physical disability.


Longview Care Home

Rosehill, Goonhavern, Truro, TR4 9JX

With 24 single rooms and 2 shared rooms, Longview provides residential, respite and day care to 28 residents aged over 65.

Suitable for Dementia, Alzheimer’s and physical disability.


Godolphin House Care Home

Godolphin House, 42 Godolphin Road, Helston, TR13 8QF

An owner operated care home providing respite, palliative, day, convalescent and residential care to 31 over-60s across 31 single rooms, 26 of which have ensuite facilities.

Suitable for Dementia and Alzheimer’s.


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

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 live-in care package provided.

How to choose a live-in care provider?

There are plenty of benefits to choosing a live-in care provider. These services allow your loved one to remain in their own home, with a full package of tailored support that is more cost-effective than a care home.

When choosing the right provider, it is helpful to look at reviews, speak to friends and family for recommendations and meet with potential providers. Assess their experience, friendliness and attitude and approach to care provision and check the levels of tailored support available to the carer and care recipient.

To find out more about 24-hour care services from Elder, contact us and we can help make the right decision for you and your loved one.

Do care homes have trial periods?

Finding the right care home for a loved one is a big decision. Some residential care homes now offer trial periods during which you and your loved one will have a chance to assess the quality of care on offer.

Always check the care home contract carefully for an opt-out clause and look out for unfair terms or confusing language. Avoid any care homes that don’t offer a trial period or a cancellation period, or who retain your deposit in the case of a cancellation.

If you feel that your loved one will not be able to cope with the transition into residential care and you would prefer to provide a live-in carer, Elder can provide a carer in as little as 24 hours.

Live-in care can offer a cost-effective alternative to residential care, contact us for further details.

Care Homes: Will my loved one be free to make their own choices?

Life in a care home is tailored to meet the needs of all its residents. Although your loved one will be able to make certain choices, their day-to-day routine may not always be able to accommodate all their wishes.

The safety of all residents must be the priority for care homes, although the majority of residential homes will do their best to accommodate individual requests wherever possible.

With live-in elderly care, however, your parent is very much in control of their own choices, with a dedicated caregiver on hand at all times to aid them whenever, and wherever, help is needed.

If your loved one decides that they would like to go out to the shops on the spur of the moment, for example, then their caregiver can action that request immediately, without having to take into account any other care recipients’ needs.

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