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Our 10 Best Care Homes For Couples | Stay Together In Care

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It’s a common misconception that you need to move into a care home alone. Many homes across the UK offer care for couples so they can stay together.

We’ve explained exactly how different types of care homes cater to couples and how you can use our free service to find the perfect care home for you both. We’ve also highlighted 10 of the best care homes for couples across the UK.

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


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  1. Abbey Grange - Sheffield
  2. Alice Grange - Ipswich
  3. Arcot House - Sidmouth
  4. Ashley Park - Guildford
  5. Brookfield - Cheshire
  6. Chorleywood Beaumont - Hertfordshire
  7. Edingley Lodge - Newark
  8. Lynde House - London
  9. Mockley Manor - Warwickshire
  10. Wilsmere House - London



Couples Who Want To Move Into a Care Home Together

There’s no getting around the fact that moving into a care home is a big life change. This is particularly true when an older adult is also faced with having to leave their loved one behind.

Many couples are now choosing to move into a care home together - even if their care needs are different - because staying together is by far the most important thing to them.

The benefits to emotional wellbeing of living in a care home with your loved one are huge, particularly when you’ve lived together for the majority of your lives. Staying together as a couple in a care home will help maintain a sense of familiarity and homeliness. The staff are your chosen care home will cater for your needs via personalised care plans - which should mention any needs for you both as a couple.





How Do Care Homes Cater to Couples?

When care-seeking couples first enquire about a care home through Lottie, one of our care experts will find out if the couple would rather stay in the same room. If this is a yes, the next question is whether they want to stay in the same bed.

Some rooms have adjoining single bedrooms - with a door between the two bedrooms. Meanwhile, other rooms - known as companion suites - have separate bedrooms but a shared kitchenette and living room. Couples can also stay in larger double rooms that have been specifically designed for two people.

Separate rooms tend to be the more popular option when two people have differing care needs. This way, all the necessary support can be provided while the couple focuses on enjoying their lives together within the home.

Homes that don’t provide these sorts of rooms can still sometimes offer two bedrooms that are adjacent or at least nearby.





Finding a Care Home For a Couple

You can contact one of our care experts to enquire about a specific care home that we list.

Our friendly team of care experts will then let you know whether this home can cater to couples, and in what capacity if so.

We can also recommend the best care homes for couples in your local area.

Many care homes are dual registered, meaning they provide both residential and nursing care. These types of homes have a better chance of being able to cater for a couple if you both have slightly different care needs. Again, one of our care experts can let you know how a care home that we list can cater to differing needs.

Below, we’ve recommended 10 of the best care homes for couples in the UK.





Abbey Grange in Sheffield

The 72 bedrooms at Abbey Grange care home are bright, comfortable and homely, complete with en-suite shower rooms. At this Sheffield care home, the dignity and privacy of residents are respected at all times, with carers acknowledging people’s preferences before entering rooms.

Abbey Grange care home

Abbey Grange contains shared rooms that are available for couples. Residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms, with belongings and designs providing a talking point and opportunity for staff to better get to know their home inhabitants.

Abbey Grange provides expert residential, nursing and dementia care in a warm, friendly environment. This care home for couples boasts a range of facilities, including beautifully decorated bedrooms, a spacious communal lounge, an airy dining room, manicured gardens and even a beauty salon that allows residents to enjoy a touch of luxury.

Abbey Grange Care Home at a glance:
What Type of Room Can Couples Have? Two Bed Couple Suites
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types of care offered here are residential, dementia, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £1,100 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities Abbey Grange contains an activity room, bar, café, dining area, family room, gardens, gym and more
Nearby Amenities The nearest bus stop and shops are just 0.3 miles away
Number of Beds 74
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? Yes
Are There En Suite Facilities? 68% of rooms have en-suite facilities

Are you interested in viewing Abbey Grange?

For availability and pricing, call 01744 411429.

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Alice Grange in Ipswich

At Alice Grange care home, a range of accommodation and service types are available for older adults who require expert support, including residential care, 24-hour nursing care and respite care. Alice Grange also has rooms available for couples at the home in the form of double rooms, making this one of East England’s best care homes for couples.

Alice Grange care home

Located on the stunning East Anglian coastline to the east of Ipswich, this home boasts numerous amazing facilities, such as gorgeous and roomy bedrooms, lovely communal lounges and idyllic gardens. Here, you’ll also be close to the towns of Colchester and Felixstowe, so there’s plenty to enjoy nearby.

Not only can residents enjoy spending time in their own rooms or the activity room, but they can also make the most of the jam-packed activity programme that allows for relishing beloved hobbies or trying something new, including activities like animal therapy and live music performances.

Alice Grange Care Home at a glance:
What Type of Room Can Couples Have? Double Room
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types of care offered here are residential, dementia, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £1,259 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities Some of the best facilities at this home include an activity room, restaurant, family room, lovely gardens, hair & beauty salon, library and reading room
Nearby Amenities The nearest bus stop and pub are just 0.1 miles away, while the nearest shops can be found 0.7 miles away
Number of Beds 88
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? 90% of rooms have en-suite facilities

Are you interested in viewing Alice Grange?

For availability and pricing, call 01473 943412.

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Arcot House in Sidmouth

With two-bed couple suites, Arcot House care home in Sidmouth was named ‘Care Home of the Year’ in 2017 and was also one of the five finalists in 2020. Unsurprisingly then, Arcot House is considered one of the best care homes for couples.

Arcot House care home

Arcot House is registered for 28 elderly residents and has recently undergone a full refurbishment and ground floor extension to further improve the level of care provided. Consistently voted as one of the best care homes in the South West of England, Arcot House also has an ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating.

With facilities including a bright lounge overlooking the spacious, south-facing garden, separate dining rooms, a small library and an art therapy room, Arcot House is a brilliant home for you and your loved one to unwind in tranquillity. Here, every inhabitant’s unique traits are respected and fully supported.

Arcot House Care Home at a glance:
What Type of Room Can Couples Have? Two Bed Couple Suites
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types of care offered here are residential and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £1,232 a week
CQC Rating Outstanding
Facilities, Services and Activities Some of the best facilities at Arcot House include gardens, an activity room, a dining area, a library and a reading room
Nearby Amenities There’s plenty close to Arcot House! The nearest bus stop and shops are just 0.1 miles away, while the nearest pub is only 0.2 miles away
Number of Beds 28
Is the Home Purpose Built? No
Are Bills Included in the Price? Yes
Are There En Suite Facilities? 29% of rooms have en-suite facilities

Are you interested in viewing Arcot House?

For availability and pricing, call 01297 300902.

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Ashley Park in Guildford

Providing high-quality care in beautiful surroundings near Guildford, the gorgeous 1860s building containing Ashley Park care home has been carefully modernised to offer its residents residential or nursing care in a friendly environment. With that said, this picturesque home still retains many of its lovely original features.

Ashley Park care home

With six rooms that are perfect for couples, Ashley Park is ideally suited to cater for people looking to stay together. The majority of rooms have garden views, while every room also has a flat-screen TV. Just across the road from a pub and set within seven acres of beautiful grounds, Ashley Park is in an amazing location that’ll never leave residents short of things to do.

Inside this home, couples can benefit from a range of fun activities. The sheer amount of variety means that there will almost definitely be something for everyone, with choices like arts & crafts, painting, flower arranging, pet therapy, gentle armchair exercise and even outings to the River Wey!

Ashley Park Care Home at a glance:
What Type of Room Can Couples Have? Two Bed Couple Suites
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types of care offered here are residential, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £1,240 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities Some of the facilities at Ashley Park include an activity room, gardens, hair salon, library, reading room and quiet area
Nearby Amenities The closest bus stop is just 0.1 miles away while the train station is only 0.6 miles away. Meanwhile, the nearest pub is 0.2 miles away
Number of Beds 30
Is the Home Purpose Built? No
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? 87% of rooms have en-suite facilities

Are you interested in viewing Ashley Park?

For availability and pricing, call 01483 968183.

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Brookfield in Cheshire

Situated in the charming Cheshire village of Lymm, Brookfield care home is a stunning facility that provides residential and respite care to its elderly residents. Some of our favourite facilities at this home include modern yet comfortable bedrooms - almost all of which are en-suite - contemporary dining areas and landscaped gardens that contain both a summerhouse and greenhouse. The summerhouse in particular is perfect for relaxing with your significant other on a warm summer’s day.

Brookfield care home

Brookfield also contains one double room which is suitable for couples that wish to stay together. Residents are supported through 24-hour care from trained care assistants and regular visits from GPs and district nurses.

All residents are given their own personalised care plan which is developed with the support of healthcare professionals, family members and the residents themselves. When staying at this home as a couple, you and your loved one can be separately cared for if your needs differ - there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to care.

Brookfield Care Home at a glance:
What Type of Room Can Couples Have? Double Room
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types of care offered here are residential and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £928 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities At Brookfield care home, you’ll find a dining area, tranquil gardens, a beauty salon and a quiet area. Some of the most popular activities amongst residents include arts & crafts, baking, gentle exercise, wellbeing classes and flower arranging
Nearby Amenities The closest bus stop and pub are both just 0.2 miles away, while the nearby shops can be found 0.3 miles away
Number of Beds 31
Is the Home Purpose Built? No
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? 90% of rooms have en-suite facilities

Are you interested in viewing Brookfield?

For availability and pricing, call 01925 599514.

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Chorleywood Beaumont in Hertfordshire

Found in idyllic Hertfordshire, Chorleywood Beaumont care home is purpose-built and provides a superb standard of residential, nursing, dementia and respite care to its elderly inhabitants. With double rooms available for couples, you can choose between living in the main house or within a range of luxury apartments.

Chorleywood Beaumont care home

Chorleywood Beaumont has a core team of staff - many of which have worked there for over 10 years - allowing the team to instil the values they hold dear onto any new members of staff. The main value here is putting residents first. The team work hard to make sure all facilities and provisions are tailored towards individual residents, without compromising the relaxed and homely atmosphere that the home has become known for in the local area.

There are plenty of enjoyable activities on offer at Chorleywood Beaumont - many of which are suitable for couples - including music therapy, physiotherapy, gentle exercise, aromatherapy and massages, along with things like arts & crafts, baking and gardening.

Chorleywood Beaumont Care Home at a glance:
What Type of Room Can Couples Have? Double Room
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types of care offered here are residential, dementia, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £1,404 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities The most popular facilities at this home include an activity room, café, cinema, family room, gardens, library and private dining area for special occasions
Nearby Amenities The closest bus stop and pub are just 0.1 miles away, while the nearest train station and shops are both just over 1 mile away
Number of Beds 60
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? 92% of rooms have en-suite facilities

Are you interested in viewing Chorleywood Beaumont?

For availability and pricing, call 01923 961506.

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Edingley Lodge in Newark

Nestled within countryside surroundings to the North East of Nottingham in Newark, Edingley Lodge care home focuses on residential, nursing and respite care. Edingley Lodge can cater to couples through spacious double rooms. This home is set amongst picturesque villages on one and a half acres of lovely grounds.

Edingley Lodge care home

With a large conservatory opening out onto this rural beauty and the blooms of the flowerbeds and greenhouse, peace and quiet are never far away. Edingley Lodge is also just a short ride in the home's courtesy vehicle to the shops, pubs and churches of nearby Farnsfield.

This home has four companion rooms that are brilliantly suited to couples. These companion rooms are all tastefully decorated, so you and your loved one can feel proud to call Edingley Lodge your home.

Edingley Lodge Care Home at a glance:
What Type of Room Can Couples Have? Double Room
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types of care offered here are residential, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £971 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities This home contains facilities like a dining area, gardens and a beauty salon. Here, residents can enjoy activities like gentle exercise, gardening, wellbeing classes, baking and birthday celebrations
Nearby Amenities The nearest pub stop is just 0.2 miles away, while the nearest pub is only 0.4 miles away. Meanwhile, the closest shops are just over 1.5 miles away
Number of Beds 49
Is the Home Purpose Built? No
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? 59% of rooms have en-suite facilities

Are you interested in viewing Edingley Lodge?

For availability and pricing, call 01623 392326.

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Lynde House in London

Situated in the Twickenham area of London, Lynde House care home caters for residents who require residential, nursing, dementia and respite care. This home makes the most of its lovely spot, with a location by the Thames and wonderful views in all directions. Lynde House aims to meet all residents’ needs over the long term.

Nutrition is a key aspect of the care provided here, with the award-winning chef and his team creating first-class menus and food which is freshly prepared at breakfast, lunchtime and in the evening, seven days a week.

Lynde House care home

Where couples are concerned, double rooms are available. The spacious nature of these double rooms contributes to Lynde House being considered one of London’s best care homes for couples.

All rooms have en-suite toilets and TVs and are decorated to the highest standards. Residents and couples are also encouraged to bring their treasured possessions with them when moving into their new home.

Lynde House Care Home at a glance:
What Type of Room Can Couples Have? Double Room
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types of care offered here are residential, dementia, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £1,792 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities At this home, you’ll find an activity room, restaurant, communal and private dining areas, a family room, idyllic gardens and a hair salon
Nearby Amenities The nearest bus stop and pub are both just 0.3 miles away. The closest shops are 0.4 miles away, while the train station is 0.7 miles away
Number of Beds 76
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities

Are you interested in viewing Lynde House?

For availability and pricing, call 02039 849281.

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Mockley Manor in Warwickshire

Mockley Manor care home has recently received a £4 million investment and renovation project. This has seen the addition of many new features and has given the home a luxurious yet still very homely feel, making it one of the best homes for couples. Mockley Manor now has 28 beautifully furnished and spacious care suites to go along with the already popular 33 bedrooms that are available. Where couples are concerned, two-bed couple suites are available upon request.

Mockley Manor care homes

Some of the other facilities at this home include a brand-new reception, coffee shop, cinema suite and hairdressers. Mockley Manor even keeps its own chickens! As well as benefiting from the stunning Warwickshire countryside, Mockley Manor is well connected to nearby towns, being just seven miles from Redditch town centre and also within easy reach of Stratford and Solihull.

Above all, this care home provides care aimed at helping adults with nursing needs live independent lifestyles while having their health and wellbeing safeguarded - for the perfect combination of independence and support where needed.

Mockley Manor Care Home at a glance:
What Type of Room Can Couples Have? Two Bed Couple Suites
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types of care offered here are residential, dementia, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £1,450 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities Some of the amazing facilities at this home include an activity room, restaurant, cinema, dining area, gardens, hair salon and quiet area
Nearby Amenities The closest bus stop and pub are 0.7 miles away, while the nearest train station is just under 2 miles from the home
Number of Beds 63
Is the Home Purpose Built? No
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? 97% of rooms have en-suite facilities

Are you interested in viewing Mockley Manor?

For availability and pricing, call 01564 335026.

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Wilsmere House in London

At Wilsmere House care home, couples can be catered for through double rooms. This care home in North West London can be found in a quiet and leafy area of Harrow Weald while still being just minutes away from local amenities. This balance between a tranquil setting and the convenience of nearby facilities helps to make this one of the best homes for couples.

Wilsmere House care home

From the minute you enter Wilsmere House, you and your loved one will feel the warmth radiating from the caring and homely atmosphere. The priority at this home is always the wellbeing of each and every resident, as looked after on an individual basis. Here, traditional values like compassion, care and dignity are all emphasised, allowing couples to celebrate and enjoy life to the full.

Wilsmere House also contains some brilliant facilities, including a hairdresser, a large gym and gorgeously decorated bedrooms - the perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon stroll with your partner. Thanks to the dedicated activity team, no two days are the same, with days out in the home’s minibus being a regular occurrence.

Wilsmere Care Home at a glance:
What Type of Room Can Couples Have? Double Room
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types of care offered here are dementia, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £1,670 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities This home contains an activity room, café, family area, gardens, hair salon, quiet area and more
Nearby Amenities The closest bus stop and pub are both just 0.2 miles away. Meanwhile, the local shops are just over 0.5 miles away
Number of Beds 94
Is the Home Purpose Built? No
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities

Are you interested in viewing Wilsmere House?

For availability and pricing, call 02039 952013.

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Lottie matches care seekers with the best care homes for their needs. You can request a free care home shortlist from our care experts, who will share homes matching your budget, location and type of care needed. You can also search for a care home through our easy-to-use directory.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pay for my partner’s care home?

Generally speaking, one partner in a couple isn’t liable for the other’s care costs. The income and assets of the person in care are assessed during a financial assessment. It’s up to you whether you contribute anything from your personal finances to cover the cost of your partner’s care.

Can married couples stay together in nursing homes?

Many care homes now allow married couples to stay together, even if their care needs are different. For most married couples, staying together is the most important thing. Dual-registered care homes provide both nursing and residential care. These types of care homes can cater for married couples with differing care needs.

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