Our service users
Anyone over the age of 60
years of age, including married couples or
partners who, because of physical
incapacity, require help with daily living,
are entitled to apply for a place at Eldon
Designed to accommodate 34
Service Users, the Home specialises in the
long-term care of elderly frail and those
with varying stages of dementia.
The Home can also cater for
‘Respite Care’ subject to room availability.
One of our main aims is to
help Service Users to retain their links
with their Family, Friends and the
An assessment of each
applicant is carried out prior to admission,
to ensure that the service and facilities we
can offer can meet the needs of each
individual Service User.
It is important that any new
Service User feels Comfortable and feels ‘at
The prospective Service User
will be invited to visit, possibly stay for
a while – perhaps have a meal or just a cup
of tea – to acquire a taste of the care we
They are provided with a
handbook containing information about our
They may apply for placement
directly, although in most cases,
applications follow assessment of need made
by the local authority social services.
This includes an assessment of their
financial circumstances, which will
determine any funding to which they may be
entitled as a contribution to the costs of
their accommodation and care.
Each application is given
careful consideration by the Home’s
Management and depending on vacancies, a
decision to offer a place is usually made
within five days. Where there is no current
vacancies, it is possible for an applicant
to be placed on a waiting list.