If you're looking for a care home on the outskirts of London, you'll find plenty to choose from. One of the most important decisions that you'll need to make is the area in which you, or your elderly relative, would like to live. Two areas that you might want to consider are the London boroughs of Sutton and Ealing.
Sutton Care Homes
The borough of Sutton is located to the south-west of London, and bills itself as “London's Greenest Borough", thanks to its excellent parks and gardens. Sutton includes the districts of Cheam, Carshalton and Wallington. It has a bustling town center and excellent transport links to central London.
The borough's care homes include Grasmere (49 Grange Road, Sutton), a 23-bedded residential care home in a quiet area of South Sutton. There are 22 single rooms, many of which are en-suite, and a double room, together with a communal lounge, dining room and garden. The care home provides daily activities and regular outings, and it's also close to Sutton High Street. The home can also arrange for residents to access a number of services, such as hairdressing, dental, physiotherapy and optician services. Meals provided are made from fresh, locally-produced food, and residents can choose to eat in the dining room or in their own rooms. Visitors are welcome at any time and, if arranged in advance, they can enjoy a meal at the home. Grasmere is operated by Southcare Homes.
If you're looking for a care home with nursing, you may want to visit Jesmund Nursing Home (29 York Road, Cheam, Sutton). This 25-bedded home specializes in caring for people aged over 65 who have dementia. The home is located about one and a half miles from the center of Sutton, in the village of Cheam. Many of Jesmund Nursing Home's rooms are en-suite, and residents are encouraged to be as independent as they can. The home has a communal sitting room, a dining room and a garden. There are organized activities and staff can accompany residents to the local shops.
Ealing Care Homes
The borough of Ealing, famous for being the home of Ealing Film Studios, is situated to the west of London and includes the districts of Acton, Southall and Hanwell. There are a number of care homes to choose from in the borough.
Georgian House Nursing Home (20 Lyndcroft Gardens, Ealing) is a two-storey property converted from two houses, and has both double bedrooms and single rooms, many of which are en-suite. The home provides residential and nursing care and is located in a residential area of Ealing. Communal areas include a dining room, lounge and quiet room, and residents can also enjoy the large garden. The fees include laundry services, house keeping, a library service, religious services, and activities and entertainment, and the home can also arrange for residents to have newspapers delivered and to be visited by a hairdresser, chiropodist or aromatherapist for an additional charge.
Acton Care Center (Gunnesbury Lane, Acton) is a 125-bedded nursing home operated by Vintage Care Ltd, part of the Catalyst Housing Group. It is a purpose-built nursing home, which is located on the site of the old Acton Hospital, and is within easy reach of Acton High Street. The home provides general long-term and short-term nursing care, together with high dependency nursing care and palliative care. Acton Care Center is comprised of five different units, including a designated private wing. All of the rooms are single and have en-suite facilities. Each unit has a sitting room and a day room, and residents can also sit in the garden. The home organizes a program of activities and events, and a mobile library visits each fortnight. Residents also have access to many different health services such as chiropody, physiotherapy and dental services.
Whether you are looking for care homes in Sutton , care homes in Ealing , or care homes in any other area, it's a good idea to start by using an online care homes guide You can use this to help you to find the most suitable care homes in your chosen area, so that you can make a list of potential homes to visit.