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Choosing a Care home

There is no judge better than you to assess whether a home is the right choice.

At Eastgate Care we welcome your visit,  call the individual home manager to arrange your visit.

During your visit to one of our purpose built residential care homes you will be able to speak directly to the manager who will advise on the best route to care and the next steps for you or your relative.

Once you have commitment to considering residential care as an option a full assessment will be carried out to make sure we can provide the very best personalised care required.

There is a checklist to help with the things you may need to know and other guidance available on our Resources Page.

Making the process easier for you, please complete the contact us form  and we will contact you to discuss or feel free to call us on 0115 979 1234.

Designed for care

You can take a virtual tour through the individual homes here but rest assured all our care homes are purpose built with care in mind.

  • Doors and corridors are wide enough for a bed or wheelchair to go through.
  • Minimal use of steps and upper floors are all accessible by lifts.
  • En-suite private shower and toilets are available in the majority of rooms rather than shared facilities and commodes.


Quality of life 

  • Continuing with hobbies and interests are top priority. With dedicated home Activities Coordinators there is always opportunity to pass the time.
  • Physical wellbeing and fitness is important which is why support staying mobile through various forms of low impact activities is always enabled.
  • Outings and visiting local attractions maintains contact with the communities around us and helps to keep keep our minds and bodies stimulated.
  • Choice to do as you would in your own home. From sitting quietly, watching TV, or socialising, there is space to do just that.
  • Nutrition is a key component of home life. From tasty snacks to big Sunday dinners, there is always plenty of choice to satisfy every taste and preference.

Other factors to consider

  • Consider the geographical location. Ideally it should be close to friends and families and easy to access.
  • Consider public transport links and proximity to major road networks. Our homes are ideally situated for both and have ample private parking spaces available for visitors.
  • Although we have set meal routines snacks and refreshments are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • Our fees are competitive and based on individual needs.

Take a look at the different types of care we can offer you

Respite care
Family members often do an heroic job caring for a relative in their own homes but they may fall ill themselves or need to take a break. Respite care will take over their responsibilities for a while.
Nursing care

The resident has a need for a degree of nursing care insufficient to justify occupying a hospital bed but more than can be provided at home.

Dementia care

Loss of a relative’s mental faculties is difficult and distressing for family to cope with. High quality Dementia care is a specialist skill and can make the best of what faculties the resident has remaining.

Palliative care

For those in the later stages of a terminal illness, not necessarily aged.  Pain relief becomes the highest priority.

The aim is to deliver the best possible quality of life for their remaining time.

Personal/Residential care

While in many ways in relatively good health, managing at home has become too demanding. A care home offers a safe, comfortable place to stay with all normal needs provided for.


Typically for those recovering after major surgery. Hospital care is no longer appropriate but the patient is not yet able to return home and look after themselves and there is no friend or family member able to provide a suitable level of assistance.

Customised Care

Customised Care is for those whose needs don’t quite fit into a category. Using our many years’ experience of understanding the needs of our elderly residents, we can provide a custom service managing dietary and other special needs using our fully qualified understanding staff.

All our homes provide:

  • A team of dedicated and professional care workers.
  • Purpose built healthcare premises.
  • Outdoor space and landscaped gardens.
  • Areas of expertise; Park House & Melbourne House care homes have expertise and in end of life care, Canal Vue is primarily a residential home with dementia care.
  • Click on the links above for brief explanations of the different care categories.