DementiaRoadmap

Helping primary care to support people with dementia

Care homes

Many people with dementia move into a care home once their dementia progresses to a certain stage. Many people with dementia have other illnesses or disabilities that make it difficult for them to remain at home.

Care homes provide either residential or nursing care. The type of home that the person requires will depend on their general health and care needs. Residential care homes provide help with personal care such as washing, dressing and eating. In some residential care homes staff have had specialist training in dementia care. Nursing homes provide personal care but also have a qualified nurse on duty 24 hours a day. Some homes that are registered for nursing care will accept people with personal care needs who may need nursing care in the future.

Selecting a care home is a very important decision and there are many issues to be considered in order to find the right home. Care homes may be arranged through the local authority but many people will arrange them independently. It is a good idea to visit several homes before making a choice.

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  • Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carersThis NICE guideline covers diagnosing and managing dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). It aims to improve care by making recommendations on training staff and helping carers to support people living with dementia.
  • John’s CampaignJohn’s Campaign is about the right of people who care for someone living with dementia to be able to stay with them – and the right of people with dementia to be able to have a family carer stay with them. It applies to all ...
  • Enabling people with dementia to remain at home: a housing perspectiveThis report published by the Housing Learning and Improvement Network sets out the key role housing providers, and in particular social housing providers, can play in supporting people living with dementia to stay independent in the home of their choice for as long as possible.
  • How living with dementia could beThis short animated video highlights how living with dementia could be through the 'well pathway for dementia'. It shows the importance of a holistic partnership approach to supporting the person with dementia, their families and carers within local community settings.
  • Fix dementia care – NHS and care homesThis report published by the Alzheimer's Society marks the second phase of a campaign looking at the experiences of people with dementia in a range of health and care settings. It contains the results of a survey of care home managers and the voices of people with dementia, their families and carers.
  • DiADeM (Diagnosis of Advanced Dementia Mandate in Care Homes)This protocol developed by the Yorkshire and Humber Dementia Strategic Clinical Network aims to support GPs to diagnose dementia for people living with advanced dementia in a care home setting.
  • Active Minds – dementia activity resourcesActive Minds produce a suite of activity products to assist people with dementia in leading active, engaging and fulfilling lives - enjoying activities that are meaningful to them.
  • The Daily SparkleThe Daily Sparkle is a professionally written daily and weekly reminiscence and activity tool supported by the UK's leading care organisations such as the NHS, AgeUK and DementiaUK.
  • Dementia core skills education and training frameworkThis framework published by Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care sets out the essential skills and knowledge necessary for all staff involved in dementia care.
  • Tailored resource for carers and care providers on supporting people to live well with dementiaThis resource published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) highlights the key messages from 10 quality statements which form the quality standard for supporting people to live well with dementia and shows what they mean for carers and care providers.
  • Dementia DiariesDementia Diaries is a national project that brings together people’s diverse experiences of living with dementia as a series of audio diaries.
  • Duty of Candour: Information for all providersThis document published by the Care Quality Commission sets out how meeting the Duty of Candour regulation will be central to both registration and inspection for NHS bodies and all other care providers regulated by the CQC.
  • Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia 2020The Prime Minister recently launched the government’s five year vision for the future of dementia care, support and research, which follows on from the existing Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, launched in March 2012.
  • Pain in People with Dementia: A Silent TragedyThis report, published by Napp Pharmaceuticals, draws on a survey of interviews with experts, major providers of care, and on desk research. It quantifies the problem and sets out the issues in recognising, assessing and managing pain in people with dementia.
  • Cracks in the pathwayThis report presents the findings of a Care Quality Commission review of the care people living with dementia receive as they moved between care homes and acute hospitals.
  • State of Care 2013/14This report published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reveals wide variation in the quality and safety of care for conditions such as dementia in England.
  • A vision of care fit for the twenty-first centuryThis report published by the Commission on Residential Care offers a vision of housing with care fit for the twenty-first century, not bound by existing definitions but based on the outcomes that people want and value.
  • The Care Bill: factsheetsThese factsheets will help practitioners to better support patients and carers to get the care and support they need, following the changes introduced by the Care Bill, published in 2013.
  • Journey of Caring: An analysis of long-term care for dementiaThis report published by Alzheimer’s Disease International highlights the importance of helping people with dementia to remain independent and living in their own homes as part of the local community for as long as possible.
  • Dementia: Finding housing solutionsThis report, published by the National Housing Federation, highlights how good housing and related services can impact positively on the lives of people with dementia, from delaying more intensive forms of care to preventing admission and readmission to hospital.
  • QS30: Supporting people to live well with dementiaThis quality standard, published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), covers the care and support of people with dementia.
  • Low expectations: attitudes on choice, care and community for people with dementia in care homesThis report published by the Alzheimer’s Society stresses the need to lift expectations and to strengthen existing minimum standards to boost quality of life for people with dementia in care homes.
  • Handy guide to selecting a care homeThis guide published by the Alzheimer’s Society is designed to be taken into care homes by people with dementia and their families and provides an independent and objective guide to what makes good quality care.
  • Find me good careThis website developed by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is designed to help people find the right care and support to suit their needs and lifestyle, whether at a time of crisis or as they plan for the future.
  • New models of care for dementiaThis report proposes a new understanding of the dementia journey and a revised model of care for dementia, aimed at improving experiences and outcomes, and informing service redesign and commissioning.
  • Moving into a care home: advice for lesbian, gay and bisexual peopleThis factsheet published by the Alzheimers Society provides some advice for lesbian, gay and bisexual people on choosing a suitable care home and suggests things to think about when the person moves in.
  • Case for change – Communities for people living with dementiaThis document explains the evidence that has been used in designing the service to support people with dementia, whether living at home or in care homes, as well as dementia-specific elements of other Communities.
  • Service specification for dementia: better care at home, and in care homesThis specification has been designed to support primary care in the assessment and management of people with problematic symptoms of dementia or other complex presentations living at home, in a care home or other residential setting.
  • Optimising treatment and care for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementiaThis best practice guide has been developed in consultation with an advisory group of leading clinicians specialising in dementia.
  • The £20 Billion Question – An inquiry into improving lives through cost-effective dementia servicesThis report published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG) explores the the evidence for cost effective models of dementia care. It makes recommendations to focus on early intervention and prevention to reduce early entry to residential care and reduce unnecessary hospital admissions.
  • Understanding out of hospital dementia careThis report, published by Healthcare at Home, explores home-based models of care that will keep people with dementia out of hospital.
  • See me, not just the dementiaThis report looks at the experiences of people with dementia living in care homes in England, with a particular focus on whether their care offers dignity and respect.
  • Always a last resort: Inquiry into the prescription of antipsychotic drugs to people with dementia living in care homesThis report published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG) examines the problem of the over prescription of antipsychotic drugs to people with dementia living in care homes and proposes workables solutions.
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  • Trinity View Residential Care HomeTrinity View is a residential care home that is registered to support a maximum of 8 residents. The home specialises in care for individuals with mental health conditions, Dementia and also care for over 65’s. Trained staff at Trinity View provide  high quality personal care ...Trinity View Care Home, 68 South Road, Smethwick B67 7BP, UK0121 558 0962
  • The Shrubbery Residential Care HomeThe Shrubbery is a residential care home that supports a maximum of 28 residents. The home provides specialist care in mental health conditions, Dementia and care for over 50’s. Trained staff give high quality personal care to all residents whilst respecting the individual choices, preferences ...The Shrubbery, Wood Green Road, Wednesbury, West Midlands WS10 9QS, UK0121 556 8899
  • The Beeches Residential Care HomeThis beautiful Victorian property was converted many years ago to accommodate 17 elderly residents in a friendly and comfortable setting. Occupants of The Beeches have bespoke rooms which are designed to meet their needs, and many feature en-suite bathrooms. The Beeches offer the highest quality ...17 Waterfall Lane, Rowley Regis B65 0BL, UK0121 559 5055https://www.jwcare.co.uk/the-beeches/#1480580244790-8c96c3aa-dea5
  • Tendercare Residential HomeWe are a residential care home in Oldbury, West Midlands for elderly and dementia patients. At Tendercare our aim is to provide our residents with the dignity, care and attention they deserve. Our staff are all fully trained to deal with the demands of elderly ...Tendercare Home Ltd, 237-239 Oldbury Rd, Rowley Regis B65 0PP, UK0121 561 4984https://www.tendercarehomeltd.co.uk/
  • Stonewater Housing – Sheltered AccommodationSt Davids Court is a Retirement Living scheme with a total of 31 one bedroom flats located either on the ground floor, first floor or second floor (a lift services first and second floor accommodation).St Davids Court, Birmingham Street, Oldbury B69 4DU, UK0121 552 4994www.stonewater.org
  • Roxburgh House Residential Care HomeLocated in the popular outskirts of Cradley Heath in the West Midlands, Roxburgh House is a friendly care home, with 44 beds, offering residential and residential dementia care. Living with us A favourite setting at Roxburgh House care home is the lovely dementia-friendly decked area ...Roxburgh House Care Home, Reddal Hill Road, Cradley Heath B64 5JE, UK01384 411029 and 0333 999 8614https://www.hc-one.co.uk/Carehomes/roxburgh-house-cradley-heath.aspx
  • Pegasus Residential Care HomePegasus Care supports adults aged 18 – 65 with learning disabilities, acquired brain injuries, sensory loss, eating disorders, physical disabilities and complex needs. Residential and respite care is provided in a small 12 bed registered care home, within West Bromwich. The home offers a warm, ...67 Beeches Rd, West Bromwich B70 6HQ, UK0121 553 2900http://pegasuscare.com/
  • Matthias House Residential HomeMatthias house is a residential care home that can support a maximum of 33 residents, it is in an urban location and specialises in care for adults above 65 and inviduals who have Dementia. For an Overview and CQC report visit the websiteMatthias House, 107 Dudley Road, Tipton DY4 8DJ, UK0121 530 3000
  • Kelvedon House – Residential HomeKelvedon House in Wednesbury is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built 52-bed care home split into four units, situated across the road from Brunswick Park. Kelvedon House specialises in supporting people with a range of conditions including dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Autism/ASD, Bipolar/manic depression and many more. The home ...10 Clarkson Road, Wednesbury WS10 9AY, UK0121 505 7775https://www.careww.co.uk/care-homes/kelvedon-house/
  • Karam Court Residential Care HomeKaram Court Care Home has been purpose-built to offer a flexible environment for personal elderly care, specialising in solutions for adults diagnosed with dementia. Stylish and contemporary furnishings combine with picturesque gardens to make this a satisfying place to spend a retirement, with carers available ...Highbury Road, Off Mallin Street , Smethwick, West Midlands B66 1QX0121 558 8007https://www.minstercaregroup.co.uk/our-care-homes/karam-court/
  • Hall Green Residential Care HomeCare Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 62 Service User.  Demenita, old age, Alzheimer’s care categories. For an Overview and CQC report visit the websiteHall Green Care Home, 107 Hall Green Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands B71 3JT, UK01215670020
  • Grafton Lodge Residential HomeCare Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 35 Service User.  Specialist Care Category:  Alzheimer’s. For an Overview and CQC report visit the websiteGrafton Lodge, Grafton Road, Oldbury B68 8BJ, UK0121 559 3889
  • Fountain Court Residential UnitResidential care for older people with mental health issues.  Older people with mental health issues aged 55yrs +.  16 places. For an Overview and CQC Report visit the websiteFountain Court Millpool Way, Bearwood, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 4HW0121 565 2427
  • Dingle Meadows Residential Care HomeDingle Meadow is a purpose-built care home, located within a peaceful residential area of Oldbury in the West Midlands, residential care and residential memory care for those living with dementia. The extensively trained team will deliver all the specialist care and support services that loved ...Goldencrest Drive, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 2DQ, UK0121 552 9355https://www.hc-one.co.uk/Carehomes/dingle-meadow.aspx
  • Caldene Residential Rest HomeWelcome to Caldene Rest Home. We’re here to make life easier, more settled and altogether better. Caldene Rest Home provides residential, dementia and respite care for 27 persons. We offer expert care and support to people with a wide range of conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, heart ...Caldene Rest Home 27 Beeches Road, West Bromwich B70 6QE 0121 500 5664https://www.rdcpcare.com/caldene.html
  • Bloomfield Court Residential HomeBloomfield Court in Tipton is a contemporary residential care home set in modern and comfortable surroundings. Bloomfield Court offers first class care and facilities with en-suite rooms for up to 47 residents, in a light and spacious setting. At Anchor, we have a long history ...Anchor - Bloomfield Court care home, 27 Central Avenue, Tipton DY4 9RR, UK0121 521 5747https://www.anchor.org.uk/our-properties/bloomfield-court-tipton
  • Beechcroft Residential Care HomeBeechcroft care home is in Oldbury, west of Birmingham. The home provides residential and nursing care, with a visiting doctor, dentist, chiropodist and community nurse. There is a suite specially reserved for respite care. The home provides care for up to 50 older people and ...Beechcroft Home Salop Drive, Oldbury B68 9AG0121 429 2993http://www.beechcroft-residentialhome.co.uk/
  • Bartholamew Lodge Nursing HomeWelcome to Bartholamew Lodge Nursing Home. We’re here to make life easier, more settled and altogether better. Bartholamew Lodge Nursing Homeprovides residential, nursing, dementia, palliative, respite and physical disability care for up to 30 persons. We offer expert care and support to people with a wide ...Bartholomew Lodge, 1 Trouse Lane, Wednesbury WS10 7HR, UK0121 502 1606https://www.rdcpcare.com/bartholamew-lodge.html
  • Woodgreen Nursing HomeWoodgreen Nursing Home located in Wednesbury has been at the heart of the community for many years. A recent extension has improved the accommodation and the environment forming a central courtyard to which many of the rooms have direct access. For an Overview and CQC ...27 Wood Green Road, Wednesbury, Birmingham, West Midlands, WS10 9AX0121 556 0381https://www.friendlycare.co.uk/care-homes/wood-green/
  • The Gables Nursing HomeAbsolute Healthcare (Central) Ltd is an experienced local care operator with over twenty years of experience in the care home sector. The Gables is the newest addition to their group of care homes in the West Midlands. The company is a firm believer in the ...The Gables Nursing Home, Nursing Home, 1595 Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury B69 2BJ, UK0121 544 3988https://thegablesnursinghome.co.uk/
  • Ryland View Nursing HomeRyland View is situated in the friendly residential area of Tipton, close to the town of Dudley. The home is made up of five well equipped specialist houses and surrounded by mature landscaped gardens with raised flowerbeds. Each house has it’s own pretty, secure courtyard ...Ryland View Nursing Home - Advinia Health Care, Arnhem Way, Tipton, West Midlands DY4 7HR, UK0121 520 1577https://advinia.co.uk/ryland-view-home-page/
  • Princess Lodge Nursing HomePrincess Lodge was purchased in August 2009 and after an extensive refurbishment reopened to accommodate residents of Sandwell and neighbouring authorities in January 2010. In 2011 the home was extended to provide nursing care for up to 36 residents in a truly first-class environment. For ...Princess Lodge Nursing Home 11 High Street, Princes End, Tipton DY4 9HU 0121 557 1176http://www.friendlycare.co.uk/care-homes/princess-lodge/
  • Parkside Nursing HomeAt Parkside nursing home in Tipton, they build their care and activity plans around individuals, supporting and encouraging people to be happy, cared for and fulfilled. The specialist home provides care for adults living with neuro-disabilities, brain injury, stroke, mental ill-health and dementia. Residents at ...Parkside 1a Tibbington Terrace, Tipton, Birmingham, DY4 9HJ0121 521 5000https://www.exemplarhc.com/our-care/our-homes/parkside
  • Lyndon Hall – Nursing HomeLocated in a peaceful residential area in West Bromwich, Lyndon Hall is a purpose-built care home with 80 beds, offering nursing, residential memory and nursing memory care for those living with dementia. Living with us A friendly home, Lyndon Hall care home offers Residents the ...Lyndon Hall Care Home Malvern Close, off All Saints Way, West Bromwich B71 1PP 0121 500 5777https://www.hc-one.co.uk/Carehomes/lyndon-hall.aspx
  • Hilltop Lodge Nursing HomeHilltop Lodge pride themselves on providing the very highest standard of care through the combination of modern facilities with traditional family-orientated values – this ethos is extended into the lifestyle of the residents. From playing the latest games on the iPad to sit-down yoga, the ...Hilltop Lodge Nursing Home, 93 Hill Top, West Bromwich B70 0PX, UK0121 556 3322https://www.pressbeau.co.uk/hilltop-lodge
  • Dovedale Court Nursing HomeFull of charm and character, Dovedale Court is a friendly care home located just outside the lovely market town of Wednesbury in the West Midlands, which offers nursing and residential memory care for those living with dementia. The extensively trained team will deliver all the ...Dovedale Court Care home Holyhead Road, Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7PZ 0121 502 6444https://www.hc-one.co.uk/Carehomes/dovedale-court.aspx
  • Bridgewood Mews Nursing HomeLocated in Tipton, Bridgewood Mews is a specialist nursing care home for adults with complex needs. Service users live in two 10-bedded units, Telford and Brindley. Each unit has a dining room and lounge, with an activity room on Telford and a quiet room on ...Bridgewood Mews Complex Needs Care Home - Exemplar Health Care, 38 Bridge Road, Tipton DY4 0JW, UK0121 522 5780https://www.exemplarhc.com/our-care/our-homes/bridgewood-mews
  • Bearwood Nursing HomeBearwood Nursing Home in Smethwick is registered to give nursing and personal care to up to 63 people, many of whom are elderly or have dementia. Trained staff treat people with dignity and respect. People, wherever possible, are involved in planning and making decisions about ...Bearwood Nursing Home, 86 Bearwood Road, Smethwick B66 4HN, UK0121 558 8509https://www.rdcpcare.com/bearwood.html
  • The Poplars Nursing HomeOur home, with 51 beds, is family-run, but enjoys the visionary leadership of a corporate, with a major 3.5m investment currently being undertaken on site. Culturally sensitive, Poplars endeavors to embrace personal faith and dietary preferences within it’s gold standard of individualised nursing excellence. Central ...The Poplars Nursing Home 66 South Road, Smethwick B67 7BP 0121 558 0962https://www.poplarscare.co.uk/
  • Ash Lodge Nursing HomeStaff at Ash Lodge recognise and promote each individual’s privacy, dignity, lifestyle preferences, their right to make choices and the right to participate in their own care. Staff believe that ageing is a natural and normal life process. Age does not limit or change a ...Ash Lodge Nursing Home, 135 Londonderry Lane, Smethwick B67 7EL, UK0121 558 9808https://ashlodgenursinghome.co.uk/
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