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Best Alzheimer’s Care Homes in the UK | Alzheimer’s Care Explained

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As the condition progresses, a person with Alzheimer’s will require more care and support. There may eventually come a time when they need full-time care. An Alzheimer's care home could be the perfect alternative for your loved one.

In between knowing the best time for your loved one to move into an Alzheimer’s care home, how residents are supported and how to find Alzheimer’s care, the process can feel a little overwhelming.

We’ve got you covered: here, you can browse eleven of the best Alzheimer’s care homes in the UK, so rest assured your loved one will be looked after in a home-from-home setting.

If you’re currently a carer for a family member and are looking for an Alzheimer's care home then we’ve made this search much easier.


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Lottie Care Homes Offering Alzheimer’s Care:

  1. Henbrook House - Cambridgeshire
  2. Alston Lodge - Hampshire
  3. Cofton Park Manor - Birmingham
  4. Abigail Lodge - County Durham
  5. Earlsfield Court - East Sussex
  6. Foxbridge House - London
  7. Glastonbury Court - Suffolk
  8. Hagley Place - Shropshire
  9. Halecroft Grange - Greater Manchester
  10. Leawood Manor - Nottingham
  11. Wiltshire Heights - Wiltshire



Who is an Alzheimer’s Care Home For?

Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. Alzheimer’s affects memory, thinking and behaviour. Over time, symptoms usually become significant enough that they begin to make daily tasks more difficult.

An Alzheimer’s care home supports people living with this condition and will often care for people with others forms of dementia as well.





How Are Residents Supported in an Alzheimer’s Care Home?

There are numerous benefits to somebody with Alzheimer’s moving into a care home.

During the early stages of the condition, a residential care home could be the best option. At this stage, your loved one may not yet need specialist care and support. As Alzheimer’s progresses, switching to a dementia nursing care or specialist dementia care home is advised, as this will ensure they get the right level of care.

Many of the best dementia care homes have dedicated units for residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Along with experienced staff, these facilities may include sensory rooms, memory cafés, reminiscence rooms, special lighting and more.


In an Alzheimer’s care home, your loved one will be supported through:

  • Care and support from professional care staff 24 hours a day
  • Supervision to ensure they stay safe
  • Group activities and living with others for plenty of socialisation

Visiting your loved one rather than directly caring for them will allow you to enjoy time spent together, without any added pressure. As a family member, you can still provide support and influence their care.





Who Makes the Decision To Enter a Care Home?

When deciding whether or not to enter a care home, everyone involved should have a say. Ideally, it will be the decision of the person going into the care home.

Even if this person isn’t able to fully make any big decisions, you should still involve them where possible - this will help them feel valued and considered. Offering choices like these will also help them feel in control.

The decision to move into an Alzheimer’s care home is a really important one that shouldn’t be rushed. If your loved one lacks the mental capacity to know what’s in their best interests or struggles with communication then getting advice and support from a personal welfare deputy or a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) can help you make important decisions on their behalf.

A Health and Welfare LPA allows you to decide when your loved one should move into a care home, while a Property and Financial Affairs LPA will give you the legal power to make financial decisions for your loved one and pay for their care.





How to Find Alzheimer’s Care

To find the best Alzheimer’s care home for your loved one’s needs, the first step is to get a care needs assessment from your local council’s social services.

The local council will make recommendations about your loved one’s care. They’ll also conduct a financial assessment and may contribute towards some of the costs.

Once your loved one has been assessed, most care homes will either visit them at home (or in the hospital), or they’ll invite your loved one into the home for a visit.

While at the home, be sure to talk to the staff and manager to get a feel for the home. What are the facilities like? Are there activities for people with Alzheimer’s? Will your loved one be able to decorate their own room to make it feel more familiar?

Planning ahead will make choosing a care home easier as you’ll have more information surrounding your loved one’s preferences and personal wishes. A residential care home can offer personal care like washing and dressing, while a nursing home will have at least one qualified nurse on-site 24 hours a day.

The final decision of choosing the right care home should be left to your loved one, but be sure to let them know that you’re there to provide support and help along the way.





Our Alzheimer’s Care Homes

We offer a range of superb care homes that can cater to a variety of dementia care needs, including Alzheimer’s. Check out ten of our best Alzheimer’s care homes below, all of which offer compassionate and respectful care to their residents while also encouraging independence in care. These homes also promote dignity in care amongst their residents.


Henbrook House in St Neots, Cambridgeshire

Henbrook House is due to open in early 2024. We've teamed up with Connaught Care to bring you two amazing special offers at this home which you can check out below!

This wonderful care home is nestled in the idyllic Cambridgeshire town of St Neots. Here, your loved one will recieve the highest standard of residential, dementia and respite care, while specialist palliative and convalescent care are also available.

Henbrook House care home interior

Henbrook House has been purpose-built to create a calming and relaxing environment for its residents, with thoughtful features such as beautiful bedrooms, cosy communal lounges and a health spa. There's even a cinema room - perfect if you loved one is a movie buff.

Henbrook House also promises to have 25% more staff on duty than competitors, helping the team to guarantee a five-star service to every resident who will be living in the home.

We're delighted to provide two exclusive offers at Henbrook House:

Permanent Care - Enjoy a complimentary 2-week stay after 6 months of residency

Respite Care - Receive a 1-week free stay when you book 3+ weeks of respite care

Henbrook House at a glance:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, nursing and respite care
CQC Rating Not Yet Inspected
Facilities, Services and Activities An activity room, a café and restaurant, communal and private dining spaces, a gym, a cinema room, idyllic gardens, a beauty salon and even a spa
Number of Beds 69
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? Yes
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities
Operator Connaught Care

Are you interested in viewing Henbrook House?

For availability and pricing, call 01463 217703.

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Alston House in Eastleigh, Hampshire

At Alston House in Eastleigh, Hampshire, specialist support is offered for people living with various forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s. If your loved one can no longer live independently and requires 24-hour support, this can be provided at Alston House.

A range of other care types are available as well, including permanent residential and nursing care, along with temporary respite care.

Alston House care home in Eastleigh, Hampshire

A brand-new and luxurious care home, Alston House contains 84 bright and spacious en-suite bedrooms, each of which has been designed for stylish yet still comfortable living. This Alzheimer’s care home also contains several amazing facilities, including a deluxe cinema, a fully-stocked gym and even a beauty salon.

If you’re looking for permanent dementia or Alzheimer’s care, we’ve teamed up with Alston House to bring you some amazing deals, including two weeks of free care after six months of permanent residency!

We’re delighted to provide two exclusive offers at Alston House Care Home:

Permanent Care - 2 weeks free after 6 months of permanent residence

Respite Care - 1 week free if you book 4+ weeks of respite care

Alston House at a glance:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are dementia, residential, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Dementia care starts from £1,425 a week
CQC Rating Not Yet Inspected
Facilities, Services and Activities An activity room, a bar, a café and restaurant, a cinema room, communal and private dining spaces, manicured gardens, a gym, a beauty salon and even a spa
Number of Beds 84
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities
Operator Hamberley Care Homes

Are you interested in viewing Alston House?

For availability and pricing, call 02380 017066.

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Cofton Park Manor in Cofton Hackett, Birmingham

In the idyllic village of Cofton Hackett - southwest of Birmingham’s city centre - you’ll find the brand-new Cofton Park Manor care home.

This state-of-the-art home offers residential and nursing care alike, along with specialist dementia support, including for people living with Alzheimer’s.

Cofton Park Manor care home in Birmingham

Residents living at Cofton Park Manor will never be left bored during the day, thanks to a regularly-rotating variety of fun activities, such as arts & crafts, baking, book clubs, gentle exercise, gardening and flower arranging, wellbeing classes and even visits from local school children. What’s more, many of these activities can be specifically tailored to people living with dementia.

We’ve also partnered with Cofton Park Manor Care Home to provide you and your loved one with some brilliant discounts, such as two weeks of free care (including Alzheimer’s support) after six months of permanent residency.

We’re delighted to provide two exclusive offers at Cofton Park Manor Care Home:

Permanent Care - 2 weeks free after 6 months of permanent residence

Respite Care - 1 week free if you book 4+ weeks of respite care

Cofton Park Manor at a glance:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are dementia, residential, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Dementia care starts from £1,350 a week
CQC Rating Not Yet Inspected
Facilities, Services and Activities An activity room, a bar, a café and restaurant, a cinema room, a communal dining area, lovely gardens, a beauty salon and a private dining space for special occasions
Number of Beds 72
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? Yes
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities
Operator Hamberley Care Homes

Are you interested in viewing Cofton Park Manor?

For availability and pricing, call 01213 873707.

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Abigail Lodge in Consett, County Durham

Located in the centre of Consett, County Durham, Abigail Lodge care home is a warm and friendly home that focuses on the independence and unique needs of every resident, supporting them through tailored care plans and a varied activity programme. Many of these activities include getting involved with the local community.

Abigail Lodge care home

Abigail Lodge provides residential dementia care. Here, residents with Alzheimer’s are supported to maintain their independence and individuality while also taking part in plenty of activities and building relationships within the home. This home offers 24-hour nursing care for people with Alzheimer’s, provided by specialist teams trained in the complexities of looking after those living with long-term medical conditions like Alzheimer’s.

Abigail Lodge at a glance:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, dementia, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Dementia care starts from £840 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities This Alzheimer’s care home includes a dining area, lift and gardens
Number of Beds 60
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities
Operator Four Seasons Health Care

Are you interested in viewing Abigail Lodge?

For availability and pricing, call 01207 265932.

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Earlsfield Court in Bexhill, East Sussex

Earlsfield Court care home in East Sussex is a dedicated community that focuses on dementia, including Alzheimer’s. This amazing place has been designed to offer a friendly environment where every resident lives in comfort. From the décor of the lounges and the stylish private dining room to the elegant living spaces, each area within this community celebrates the uniqueness of the individual, helping to make Earlsfield Court one of the best Alzheimer’s care homes in England.

Earlsfield Court care home

The dementia team build meaningful and genuine relationships with every resident. The team will explore what your loved one likes and dislikes, along with their hobbies, interests and past memorable experiences. This makes tailoring care and activities to your loved one much easier and more effective.

Alzheimer’s care at Earlsfield Court is provided in an idyllic location, with the home being very close to the sea. In the dining area, residents enjoy delicious, fresh and nutritionally balanced meals that are prepared using top-quality ingredients and are tailored to individual dietary requirements.

Earlsfield Court at a glance:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, dementia and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent residential dementia care starts from £1,300 a week while respite residential dementia care starts from £1,450 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities Earlsfield Court is full of brilliant facilities, including a café, cinema, dining area, gardens, hair salon and quiet area
Number of Beds 72
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? Yes
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities
Operator Cinnamon Care

Are you interested in viewing Earlsfield Court?

For availability and pricing, call 01424 619014.

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Foxbridge House in Orpington, London

At the top of Foxbridge House care home, you’ll find the newly refurbished and redecorated dementia floor. As one of the best Alzheimer’s care homes, this space allows the staff at Foxbridge House to continue offering a superb standard of care to residents.

Foxbridge House care home

Through these redecorations, the home now offers a brand-new range of furniture for additional comfort, along with extra dining and lounge spaces. Meanwhile, a Namaste room helps residents with later-stage dementia to continue leading fulfilling lives.

Located in South East London, Foxbridge House benefits from some amazing facilities that are sure to provide wonderful experiences for residents, including a café, hair and nail salon, activity room and peaceful gardens. Regular events are put on, such as themed parties, poetry readings and visits from musical entertainers.

Foxbridge House at a glance:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, dementia and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent residential dementia care starts from £1,654 a week while permanent nursing dementia care starts from £1,845 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities At this home offering Alzheimer’s care, you’ll find an activity room, restaurant, dining area, beauty salon and tranquil gardens
Number of Beds 84
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? 95% of rooms have en-suite facilities
Operator Care UK

Are you interested in viewing Foxbridge House?

For availability and pricing, call 03301 755470.

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Glastonbury Court in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Glastonbury Court care home in Bury St Edmunds has an ‘Outstanding’ rating and is one of the best Alzheimer’s care homes in the south of England. Here, the dedicated team offer an impressive range of services, including permanent care for residents living with dementia.

Glastonbury Court care home

Everything at Glastonbury Court is entirely personalised to your loved one’s needs, preferences and wishes. Staff take pride in finding out as much as they can about residents so each day becomes meaningful.

Glastonbury Court boasts a range of luxurious yet comfortable facilities, including gorgeously decorated bedrooms, inviting communal lounges, an activities room, a cinema room, manicured gardens, a hair & beauty salon and even an on-site pub! Meanwhile, the activities team are always on-hand to organise a wealth of group and one-to-one activities.

Glastonbury Court at a glance:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, dementia and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent residential dementia care starts from £1,452 a week while permanent nursing dementia care starts from £1,652 a week
CQC Rating Outstanding
Facilities, Services and Activities Glastonbury Court contains an activity room, café, dining area, idyllic gardens and more. Residents can also take part in activities like arts & crafts, gentle exercise and flower arranging
Number of Beds 60
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities
Operator Care UK

Are you interested in viewing Glastonbury Court?

For availability and pricing, call 03309 128729.

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Hagley Place in Ludlow, Shropshire

Hagley Place care home provides high-quality, 24-hour residential and nursing care for older adults and those living with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. The Memory Lane unit utilises a blend of skill and techniques, incorporating a person-centred design through its use of colour and cues to help individuals navigate through the home.

Meanwhile, thoughtful interior design features like adapted crockery and tableware help with reminiscence - much like through reminiscence therapy. Within Memory Lane, communities are broken up into separate units so residents can feel safe and comfortable.

Hagley Place care home

This Shropshire care home boasts many modern amenities, including beautifully decorated bedrooms, a selection of communal lounges, a bright conservatory and manicured gardens.

The dedicated team at Hagley Place ensures the needs, interests and likes of residents are tailored for through the jam-packed activity programme, with many of these activities being aimed at people with Alzheimer’s. From gardening to gentle exercise, there’s something for everyone.

Hagley Place at a glance:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, dementia, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care The typical standard weekly fee starts from £1,250
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities Hagley Place in Ludlow contains an activity room, dining area, lovely gardens, hair & beauty salon, a quiet area and a lift
Number of Beds 60
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities
Operator Barchester Healthcare

Are you interested in viewing Hagley Place?

For availability and pricing, call 01584 707600.

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Halecroft Grange in Altrincham, Greater Manchester

Just a short distance from Altrincham, Halecroft Grange care home provides premium dementia and residential care. In particular, this home specialises in caring for residents with Alzheimer’s. This home includes a broad range of accommodation options and has beautifully landscaped wheelchair-friendly gardens that are perfect for a gentle stroll or relaxing walk.

Halecroft Grange care home

Rooms cater to individual requirements, including those of residents with Alzheimer’s. This home is also pet-friendly, so your loved one’s four-legged companion can move in with them if possible. Halecroft Grange has large communal spaces where your loved one can chill out or socialise with fellow residents.

The passionate team ensure that the needs of all residents are met, whether this is asking the in-house chef to prepare their favourite meal or arranging activities that they love. Here, your loved one will be encouraged to stay active, make new friends, nurture interests, learn new skills and pursue their favourite hobbies.

Halecroft Grange at a glance:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, dementia and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent residential dementia care starts from £1,343 a week while respite residential dementia care starts from £1,612 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities At this care home, you’ll find an activity room, café, cinema, computer room, family area, gardens, quiet area, hair salon, library and reading room
Number of Beds 95
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? 82% of rooms have en-suite facilities
Operator Care UK

Are you interested in viewing Halecroft Grange?

For availability and pricing, call 01615 244065.

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Leawood Manor in West Bridgford, Nottingham

Leawood Manor care home offers expert dementia and residential care in the market town of West Bridgford, Nottingham. Set over two spacious floors, staff are encouraged to take part in training, initiatives and projects that enhance the home’s delivery of dementia care, including types of dementia like Alzheimer’s.

Leawood Manor care home

The wellbeing team at Leawood Manor organise and encourage social interaction through a range of delightful activities that are published in weekly programmes of opportunities. This activity calendar takes into account residents’ interests, feedback and varying needs. This positively impacts every resident, including those with Alzheimer’s.

Residents at Leawood Manor can also enjoy all the opportunities the town has to offer; whether that’s taking part in recreational activities at Rushcliffe Arena - including swimming and using the gym - or enjoying live entertainment at the Studio Theatre. Getting to know the community in which residents live helps with the familiarity and belonging which is particularly important for residents with Alzheimer’s.

Leawood Manor at a glance:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, dementia and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent residential dementia care starts from £1,000 a week while respite residential dementia care starts from £1,100 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities Leawood Manor offers its residents an activity room, café, dining area, family room, relaxing gardens, hair salon and a separate quiet area
Number of Beds 79
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities
Operator Runwood Homes

Are you interested in viewing Leawood Manor?

For availability and pricing, call 01156 471118.

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Wiltshire Heights in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

Ideally located near the picturesque market town on Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire Heights care homes is contemporary and specialises in 24-hour Alzheimer’s, residential, nursing and respite care.

The expertly trained and professional staff at Wiltshire Heights are dedicated to the care, comfort and dignity of all residents, with special emphasis given to promoting independence in care, privacy, respect and wellbeing. This level of attentiveness is what helps make Wiltshire Heights one of the best Alzheimer’s care homes in the UK. This home also has an ‘Outstanding’ Care Quality Commission rating.

Wiltshire Heights care home

Here, your loved one will benefit from living in a caring environment with generously sized bedrooms, all of which contain en-suite wetrooms. Wiltshire Heights also contains plenty of communal living areas, including a hairdressing salon, wellness room, sitting rooms and a private dining room for special family occasions.

The nearby Bradford on Avon is well-loved for its charming atmosphere, along with a delightful range of shops, restaurants and tearooms. Wiltshire Heights is also within easy reach of Bath - boasting stunning architecture and iconic attractions.

Wiltshire Heights at a glance:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are residential, dementia, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent residential dementia care starts from £1,709 a week while permanent nursing dementia care starts from £1,688 a week
CQC Rating Outstanding
Facilities, Services and Activities Here, you’ll find an activity room, restaurant, private and communal dining areas, gardens, a library and a separate quiet area
Number of Beds 63
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities
Operator Porthaven Care Homes

Are you interested in viewing Wiltshire Heights?

For availability and pricing, call 01225 432546.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best environment for people living with Alzheimer’s?

Most people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia benefit from better lighting within the home. This helps avoid confusion and reduces the risk of falls. Meanwhile, spending more time outdoors is always beneficial. Gardens offer fresh air, exercise and exposure to sunlight which is crucial for wellbeing.

Do Alzheimer’s patients get free care home fees?

In most cases, the person with a form of dementia like Alzheimer’s will be expected to pay the cost of their care home fees. You can apply for a needs assessment by social services, along with a financial assessment, through GOV.UK. Social services can also provide a list of care homes that meet the needs identified during the assessment.

When should a dementia patient go into a care home?

Somebody with dementia will require greater care and support as their condition progresses. There may come a time when they need to move into residential care. This decision should be made with the best interests of the person with dementia in mind. If they’re unable to make the decision themselves, then many carers, family members and friends will have a good idea as to what the person with dementia would want. The person with dementia should still be consulted about this decision where possible.

How do you prepare financially for Alzheimer’s?

To financially prepare for a loved one having Alzheimer’s, you should first organise your financial information, including pensions, bank names, account numbers and insurance information. You should then decide who will make decisions about property and health if the person with Alzheimer’s doesn’t have the mental capacity to do so themselves. Finally, you should collect information about how care will be paid going forward.

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