If you’re looking for a care home in the city of York, in North Yorkshire, you’ll find a wide range to choose from.
York is a history steeped in history. Founded in AD.71, some of its best-known attractions include the medieval Gothic cathedral known as York Minster and the Shambles, which is the city’s oldest street and was mentioned in the Domesday Book. Other popular attractions in York include the JORVIK Viking Center and Clifford’s Tower, which was the stronghold of York’s medieval castle.
With everything from quaint tearooms to award-winning restaurants, craft shops to modern shopping centers, and theaters to sports venues, York has something for everyone.
York has a number of specialist care homes, together with residential care homes and nursing homes, so you should be able to find one to suit your needs.
York Care Homes
Grimston Court (Hull Road, York, North Yorkshire) is a 47-bedded residential care home, about three miles away from York city center. The building was originally a country house, which has been extended, and has attractive period features. Communal rooms include a dining room, lounges and a conservatory.
Residents can participate in the many organized activities within the home and day trips are also arranged. A hairdresser, an optician and an aromatherapist also visit the home regularly.
Grimston Court has its own private grounds so residents can enjoy walking in the gardens. The grounds are also suitable for wheelchair users.
Nursing homes in and around York include the family-owned Fulford Nursing Home (43 Heslington Lane, York, North Yorkshire). This three-story care home with nursing can accommodate up to 28 people, and has 12 single bedrooms and eight double bedrooms, some of which have en-suite facilities. There are two communal lounges and a dining room, and residents can also relax in the garden. 24-hour nursing care is provided.
There are plenty of organized activities for residents to choose from and the nursing home also arranges day-trips and short breaks. Residents can receive visitors whenever they like. Fulford Nursing Home gives priority to applications from people who have lived in York, and maintains close links with the local community.
Specialist care homes in and around York include:
· Woodlands Respite Care Center (120 Thief Lane, Hull Road, York, North Yorkshire) – a care home with nursing providing respite care for people aged over 18 who have multiple sclerosis. The purpose-built center has a physiotherapy suite which includes a hydrotherapy pool.
· Haisthorpe House (139 Holgate Road, York, North Yorkshire) – a 27-bedded residential care home near York city center. The home provides care for adults with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
For more information about these and other care homes, you can use an online care homes guide, such as bettercaring, which features listings of North Yorkshire care homes and nursing homes, including care homes in York. You can also read care home reviews and access the most recent Commission for Social Care Inspectorate reports for any care homes that you are interested in.