Care homes in the North 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 North East.

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Choosing a care home

At Elder, we understand that live-in care in the North East might not be for everyone. Perhaps due to lack of space or maybe they require much more complex care.

No matter the reason, we’d still like to help, and we know we’re in a good position to do so. Despite the abundance of information out there, you might not have time to filter through it all.

We believe your loved one has every right to be supported and cared for in the way they deserve. That’s why we’ve summed up our top care home picks in the North East for you.

The top care homes in the North East

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

Wansbeck Care Home

Church Avenue, West Sleekburn, Choppington, NE62 5XE

Care home for up to 40 service users aged 65 plus operated by Four Seasons Health Care. The home is in a converted property and has 40 single rooms, half of which have en suite bathrooms.

Suitable for dementia and old age care.

Hartford Court Care Home

Cumbrian Road, Cramlington, NE23 1DA

Purpose built care home operated by the HC-One group. The home can accommodate up to 68 service users aged 55 and over in single rooms with en suite bathrooms. Separate dementia care unit.

Suitable for dementia and old age care.

Orchard Mews Care Home

Bentinck Road, Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 6UX

Also operated by HC-One, Orchard Mews is a Care Home with nursing for up to 39 service users aged 65 plus. There are 39 single rooms, 36 of which have en suite bathrooms.

Suitable for dementia, old age, and Alzheimer’s disease.


1 Kingston Park Avenue, Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 2HB

Anchor group care home for a maximum of 39 service users aged 65 plus. Accommodation is in single rooms with en suite bathrooms. Situated close to a retail park. Services include respite care and convalescent care.

Suitable for dementia and old age.

Grampian Court Care Home

Grampian Drive, Peterlee, SR8 2LR

An HC-One group care home situated in Peterlee, Grampian Court is purpose built with 57 rooms with en suite bathrooms. The home is registered for up to 57 service users aged 65 plus and can offer palliative care, respite care and convalescent care.

Suitable for dementia, old age and Alzheimer’s disease.

St Clare’s Court Care Home

Central Avenue, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 5QH

Part of the HC-One group, this town centre care home for service users aged 60 plus is registered for up to 58 people. All rooms are single with en suite WC. Separate dementia care unit.

Suitable for dementia and old age.

Montpellier Manor

46 Strait Lane, Stainton, Middlesbrough TS8 9BD

Operated by the MHA, this not for profit care home is registered for a maximum of 85 service users. Accommodation is in single rooms with en suite WC.

Suitable for dementia, mental health conditions, old age and Alzheimer’s disease.

Kirkley Lodge

Dalby Way, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough, TS8 0TW

Anchor residential care home for service users aged 65 plus. The home is registered for a maximum of 47 people in single rooms with en suite WCs and offers convalescent and respite care. There is a separate dementia care unit.

Suitable for dementia and old age.

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

Dementia Live-in Care: what Is It?

For people living with dementia, live-in care means that they do not have to face the increased anxiety and confusion that moving into a care home would involve. Elder has specially trained staff who can provide dementia care in your loved one’s own home, so you will know they are safe and looked after 24 hours a day.

Dementia is a progressive disease, and your loved one’s condition may change over time. Both their physical and mental abilities may decline, so Elder’s carers will review their individual care plan regularly and ensure that you know about any changes whenever necessary.

If you would like to find out more about how Elder can help you to help a loved one who is living with dementia, there is a wealth of information on the website.

Contact us on 0333 920 9150 and speak with one of our friendly care advisors for more information any day between 8 am and 8 pm.

How do I self-fund live-in care?

There are several options for self-funding live-in care in the home, so it’s important to consider them all carefully before coming to a decision.

Use of money from pensions, investments and savings can be a good option. It’s also possible to free up money invested in your loved one’s home, either through selling it and downsizing or by freeing up some of all of the money invested in it through an equity release scheme.

You might like to consider a lifetime mortgage, or home reversion, which allows your loved one to carry on living in their own home for as long as they need to.

It’s important to seek out professional advice before going ahead, but you can find out more by reading our online guide on The True Cost of Care.

Our Customer Care Advisors are also available seven days a week to answer your questions

What is assisted living?

Assisted living can be viewed as a kind of halfway house between fully independent living and living in a care home.

Assisted living generally involves people over a certain age living in a community, with staff and support available 24 hours a day. It offers a great way for your loved one to retain their independence, but also provides reassurance that help is close at hand if it’s needed. It’s ideal for those in relatively good mental and physical health, and there are often events and activities laid on by the community, which can greatly enhance residents’ lives.

Assisted living is unlikely to be suitable for those with conditions that will continue to need further care over time. In these cases, a residential care home or live-in care might be the better option.

What is 24-hour live-in home care?

Quite simply, it is a cost-effective alternative to a residential care home. A fully-trained carer moves into a spare room in the care recipient’s home and becomes part of the family. The carer offers 24-hour care, companionship and assistance, allowing your loved one to remain in their comfortable and familiar home surroundings.

The carer can help with daily chores and provide companionship, as well as meet any physical and emotional needs. As the carer provides one-on-one support, it is crucial that we find the perfect match between carer and care recipient. That means someone who is trained to meet your loved one’s specific requirements, for example, by providing specialist low to mid-level dementia care. It also means someone with whom your loved one can form a close bond.

If you would like to find out more, please give us a call on 0333 920 9150. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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