Choosing a care home
Live-in care in Staffordshire 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 isn’t for them.
Even so, Elder would still like to help you make the ideal later life care choice for your loved one. They 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 eight care home picks in Staffordshire to ensure that you make the right choice for your family without spending hours trying to whittle your options down.
The top care homes in Staffordshire
If you’re considering residential care for your parents or loved ones in Staffordshire, the following eight options may be worth considering.
Abbeywell Court Mental Nursing Home
Dragon Square, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 7HL
This residential care complex also offers EMI nursing for a range of conditions. Operated by Minster Care Group for those aged 65+, there are 41 single and 2 shared rooms, all of which are ensuite.
Suitable for dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, schizophrenia and mental health conditions.
51 Adamthwaite Drive, Blythe Bridge, Stoke-on-Trent ST11 9HL
Situated in a residential street, Alder Grange is operated by Eungella Care Ltd. Providing residential care for adults with dementia and a range of other conditions from the age of 55+, Alder Grange has 17 single rooms and 2 shared, 15 of which have ensuite facilities.
Suitable for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, mental health conditions, physical disability, cancer care, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and stroke.
Briar Hill House
51 Attlee Crescent, Rugeley WS15 1BP
Offering care for 36 adults in private rooms, all of which are ensuite, this residential care home is run by MHA (Methodist Homes).
Suitable for old age, younger adults and physical disability.
Brindley Court Care Home
Station Street, Longport, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 4ND
Situated in a residential area of Stoke-on-Trent and operated by HC-One, Brindley Court offers residential and nursing care for the over 65s. Each of the 52 rooms has an ensuite WC.
Suitable for physical disability, cancer care, hearing impairment, Huntington’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and stroke.
Turnhurst Road, Chell, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 6LA
Specialising in dementia care for older adults aged 55+, this residential care home is operated by MHA (Methodist Homes). Care is provided in 46 rooms, all of them ensuite.
Suitable for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Dairy Lane, Sudbury, Ashbourne DE6 5GX
Operated by Midland Healthcare Ltd, this home offers residential care for the over 65s. Residents are housed in 38 single and 2 shared rooms, 20 of which offer ensuite facilities.
Suitable for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, mental health conditions, physical disability, sensory impairment and younger adults (50+).
Hammerwich Hall Care Home
105 Burntwood Road, Hammerwich, Burntwood WS7 0JL
Operated by Advinia Healthcare Ltd, this 39 bed home offers 4 rooms with full ensuite facilities. Offering residential and day care for those aged 65+.
Suitable for mental health conditions, physical disability and stroke.
14 Wolverhampton Road, Codsall, Wolverhampton WV8 1PP
The Willows offers residential care for the over 60s. Run by AstonBrook Care Homes, it offers 28 rooms, 25 of which are ensuite.
Suitable for dementia, physical disability, younger adults, Alzheimer’s disease.
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
What is home help?
Home help is another term widely used for live-in care. For many fit and active older people still living in their own homes, their live-in carer is their ‘little helper’.
This person is there to undertake a range of practical day to day tasks that need to be done, such as cooking, cleaning and shopping, plus the personal tasks that an older person might struggle with alone. Whether it’s getting out of bed or out of a chair, making themselves smart and presentable, or getting to the bathroom quickly and safely, home help can be the answer.
Home help also provides companionship and peace of mind to many older people who choose to stay in their homes. It also means they can enjoy a better quality of life and more independence than they would do in a care home.
How to arrange overnight care at home
Worrying about how your ageing loved one copes at night can lead to sleepless nights for everyone.
Whether it’s dispensing medication, helping with toilet visits or trying to prevent your elderly relative from leaving the home in the small hours – something that can often occur with some types of dementia – coping with your loved one’s night-time needs isn’t always practical or even possible.
Elder makes it easy to organise overnight care in the home, often with as little as 24 hours’ notice. As the leading supplier of live-in care in the UK, we offer trained and empathetic carers who can provide 24-hour care in your loved one’s own home.
From companion care to dementia care, our live-in carers provide help whenever it’s needed, giving you much-needed peace of mind in the process. So call us today for a no-obligation chat and find out how an Elder carer could help.
Does live-in care support those with depression?
Loneliness is a very real problem facing the older generation today. Our changing lifestyles mean that former communities have become fragmented, leaving many older people facing days at a time when they don’t speak to another living soul.
A sense of loneliness and isolation, particularly when combined with declining health and a loss of independence, can quickly lead to depression, causing distress not just to your loved one, but also to other family members, who can feel unable to cope.
Live-in carers for the elderly can make a very real difference to the life of any older person with depression. Having a friendly face on hand day and night, offering help and support, but also companionship, is often all that is needed to restore a sense of purpose and wellbeing to the life of a lonely older person.
Do you have to pay for care if you have dementia?
If your loved one is living with dementia, you still need to pay for their care treatment. The care recipient may be entitled to some degree of support, but this will vary according to individual circumstances.
The guiding rule is that anyone living with dementia will need to pay for their care in a similar way to any individual requiring care.
We have produced a guide which helps to provide impartial and transparent information into the cost of different types of elderly care, as this can be a complex area for families navigating the topic for the first time. Find out more about the cost of care.
A Guide for Caregivers – Everything You Need to Know If your loved one needs