Care homes in the South East

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 East.

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Choosing a care home

Elder understands that perhaps your loved one may require ongoing medical support and their home might not be equipped for their needs. Or maybe there simply isn’t room.

We want your loved one to live happily and comfortably in the way they choose. That’s why we’ve put together a list of care in the South East that delivers exactly that.

The top care homes in the South East

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

Charles Lodge

75 New Church Road, Hove, BN3 4BB

Operated by Nicholas James Care Homes Ltd and situated in a residential street in Hove, Charles Lodge is registered for 27 service users. The home has 25 single rooms and one shared room. Nineteen of the room have ensuite facilities.

Suitable for old age and dementia.


Cross Lane House Care Home

Cross Lane, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, TN5 7HQ

Cross Lane House Care Home is operated by Cross Lane Care Ltd and offers a programme of activities with trips out of the home. The home has 14 single rooms and 2 shared rooms. Ten of the rooms have private ensuite facilities.

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


Westbury Grange

Westbury Lane, Newport Pagnell, MK16 8JA

Westbury Grange is registered for up to 45 service users. The home has a total of 45 rooms with private ensuite facilities.

Suitable for dementia and old age.


Lakeview Lodge Care Home

Jersey Drive, Newton Leys, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK3 5SD

With a setting on the side of a lake, Lakeview Lodge Care Home is close to both Bletchley and Milton Keynes. The home has 54 private rooms and 6 shared rooms. The majority of the rooms have their own private ensuite.

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


Signature at Ascot Grange

Bagshot Road, Ascot, SL5 9PR

Located in a leafy area with extensive gardens, Signature at Ascot Grange is part of the Signature Senior Lifestyle Ltd group. This large facility has 106 single rooms with private ensuite facilities and no shared rooms.

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


Clara Court

21 Courthouse Road, Maidenhead, SL6 6JE

Clara Court is operated by Care UK Nursing & Residential Care Services. All 76 of the home’s rooms are single rooms with private ensuite facilities.

Suitable for physical disability, stroke and old age care.


Oak Tree Lodge Care Home

114 Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, Southampton, SO40 7AU

Located on the edge of the New Forest, Oak Tree Lodge Care Home enjoys a leafy setting. The facility has a total of 17 single rooms and one shared room. Seventeen of the rooms have private ensuite facilities.

Suitable for dementia and old age.


Pembroke Care

32 Alexandra Road, Reading, RG1 5PF

A family-run home, Pembroke Care provides a welcoming environment for service users. There are 12 single rooms and 4 shared rooms. Two of the rooms have ensuite facilities.

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


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 East, 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 you get to meet prospective carers before committing to live-in care?

One of the most prominent queries people have when considering live-in care is how carers are matched with clients and what happens if the pairing does not work.

At Elder, we understand why this is such a high priority, given that carer and client will be living in the same property. Your loved one and their carer may spend considerable periods of time together, that’s why we place such a high priority on ensuring we find the right match.

We go to great lengths to choose the right carer to match your relative’s personality and to provide the highest possibility of a healthy relationship being formed. However, if your loved one does experience any issues, or the relationship simply fails to work out, a trial period means that the choice of live-in carer can be changed with ease if need be.

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.

Click here to access our free guide.

How long does it take to arrange live-in care for my loved one?

More people are turning to live-in care as an alternative to putting their loved ones in a residential care home. For many older people, live-in care lets them maintain a better quality of life by allowing them to remain in their own home.

Live-in care can be arranged in as little as 24 hours with a carer who is specifically selected to suit the personality of your loved one.

Arranging for live-in care eliminates the stress and disruption associated with moving into residential care, ensuring your loved one can remain in familiar surroundings and keep their own friends and daily routines.

Contact us now for more details of how live-in care can preserve your loved one’s independence.

How do I find a dementia carer?

By using our online postcode finder, we can connect you with carers working within a reasonable distance from you. Using our online search, you will then be able to personalise your search by informing us of your loved one’s unique needs.

You will be able to contact professional, specialist carers that are trained and fully equipped to deal with the challenges associated with offering compassionate and fit-for-purpose dementia care.

Our team will carry out an assessment, enabling us to completely personalise your care options, and you will be informed and fully supported every step of the way. We will always be reachable if you have any concerns.

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Download our free guide

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