Elderly care homes Q and A from Meridian

What to expect from a Meridian care home

Moving to a care home

What type of care home is right for my relative?

A nursing care home provides 24-hour medical support, and a dementia care home offers specialist care and activities in a secure environment. Meanwhile, a residential care home is ideal for those who would simply rather live in supported accommodation, have restaurant-quality meals served three times a day, and have plenty of company and things to do. Use our guide to choosing a care centre if you need more information.

Where are Meridian residential care homes?

Meridian has care homes across the North of England. Meridian Central includes 13 care homes scattered around Tameside and East Manchester, within easy reach of the city, but also close to the stunning scenery and fresh air of the Peak District. Meridian East encompasses a handful of care homes close to Huddersfield, Sheffield and Leeds. To the west, we have care homes in the quiet, leafy suburbs of Liverpool and Chester.

Living at a care home

What support is available?

When you live at a care home, you can forget all about cooking and cleaning. Bathrooms and bedrooms are adapted to make them easy to use for all levels of mobility. Depending on the type of home you choose, our healthcare staff can provide varying degrees of medical support, while there is also a nurse call system in every room for your peace of mind.

What are the bedrooms like in a residential care home?

Meridian care homes are friendly places, but we appreciate the need for your own space too. All our bedrooms are spacious and beautifully decorated, while you're free to bring your own possessions to make them more homely. Most of them have en suite facilities and a colour television.

Is there much to do?

We like to think of our residential care homes as a whole village under one roof. Depending on the care home, you can enjoy:

  • Haircuts and manicures
  • Our very own cinema
  • Newspaper delivery
  • Beautiful gardens
  • Quiet reading rooms
  • Knitting or arts and crafts
  • Armchair aerobics
  • Games and quizzes
  • And of course, fetes and parties to celebrate special events!