Compare care homes in Cambridge

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Hilton Park - Oaklands

Bottisham, Cambridge, CB25 9BX

Good - Regulator's rating

54 beds • All en-suite • Opened in 2008
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Hilton Park Care Centre

Bottisham, Cambridge, CB25 9BX

Good - Regulator's rating

93 beds • 61 en-suite rooms • Opened in 1987
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Queens Court

2 Downing Close, Bottisham, Cambridge, CB25 9DD

Outstanding - Regulator's rating

55 beds • 22 en-suite rooms • Opened in 1995
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Arlington Manor Care Home

Wellbrook Way, Girton, Cambridge, CB3 0FW

Good - Regulator's rating

85 beds • All en-suite • Opened in 2018
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Cottenham Court Care Home

High Street, Cottenham, Cambridge, CB24 8SS

Good - Regulator's rating

62 beds • All en-suite • Opened in 1996
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Symonds House

44 Symonds Lane, Linton, Cambridge, CB21 4HY

Good - Regulator's rating

58 beds • Opened in 1988
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The Cambridge Care Home

5 High Street, Chesterton, Cambridge, CB4 1NQ

Good - Regulator's rating

90 beds • All en-suite • Opened in 1997
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Woodlands Care Centre

Hawkins Road, Cambridge, CB4 2RD

Good - Regulator's rating

109 beds • All en-suite • Opened in 2009
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Browns Field House

25 Sherbourne Close, Cambridge, CB4 1RT

Requires improvement - Regulator's rating

29 beds • 4 en-suite rooms • Opened in 1986
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Waterbeach Lodge

Ely Road, Cambridge, CB25 9NW

Requires improvement - Regulator's rating

46 beds • All en-suite • Opened in 2013
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Finding the right care home in Cambridge

Choosing a care home for a loved one can be difficult, however with 32 care homes in Cambridge, of which 17 offer specialist dementia care, there should be something perfect for your loved one. Here are a few of our top tips to help you narrow your options and find the right care home.

Location, location, location

Not being able to regularly see friends and family is a common worry of people moving into a care home, so take time to consider where visitors will be coming from and ensure the home you select has good transport links. As Cambridge is not a large city, within a 10min drive from the city center you could choose from a centrally located home like Winston House which is opposite the Coventry Botanic Gardens, or venture out of the city to Symonds House which is surrounded by beautiful countryside in a small village called Linton. Cambridge offers lots of options to find the perfect home for your loved one.

How to get the 'at home' feeling

As well as thinking about how friends and family will visit, or where in Cambridge your loved one will feel most at home, it is important to consider their lifestyle and what would help make them feel most at home. Below are a few things to consider that will help make this change as smooth as possible for your loved one:

Care homes with gardens

Cambridge is known for having some lovely warm summers. Does your loved one like nothing more than being able to sit outside and bask in the heat, or do they prefer to stay indoors where it is cool? Understanding how important having an outdoor space is to your loved one should help you narrow down your options. Some care homes in Cambridge have little outdoor space, whilst others like Hilton Park Care Centre have extensive grounds offering residents a countryside feeling where they are able to help garden or even tend to the chickens.

Pet friendly care homes

The UK is known for their love of pets and Cambridge is no different. It can be worrying when moving into a care home and having to leave you pets behind, however did you know that some care homes in Cambridge will let you move your pet in also? Many others allow pets to visit residents frequently, and others like Cottenham Court Care Home, offer their residents frequent pet therapy visits. So if pets are important to your loved one, make sure you ask care homes about their pet policy.

Care home activities and days out

It is important for residents to remain active when they move into a care home, and therefore most will offer a wide range of facilities such as cafes, on-site hair salons, music rooms and quiet spaces for relaxing. In Cambridge many homes also try to offer residents days out to places like Kettle's Yard, Grantchester or even to the local bar - when possible of course! Care homes are generally very accommodating so if there is something your loved one likes to do, ensure you ask if it would be possible when staying at the home.

Our expert care guide

For more detailed advice on how to narrow your options and feel confident that you’re selecting the right care home for your loved one, download our expert guide. The guide, written by one of our UK care experts, covers how to understand regulatory ratings, read between the lines in reviews and what you should ask potential care homes when you call to enquire.

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Frequently asked questions

  • How many care homes are there in Cambridge?

    There are 31 care homes in Cambridge offering a range of specialisms. If you’re not sure which type of care home is best for you, you can read our guide on how to choose the right care home.

  • How are care homes in Cambridge regulated?

    All care homes in Cambridge are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Of the 31 care homes in Cambridge, 28 have been rated good or above.

  • How many care homes in Cambridge specialise in dementia care?

    There are 17 care homes in Cambridge who offer specialist dementia care for more information on the specific homes, view our dementia care home list.

  • How much do care homes in Cambridge cost?

    On average residential care homes in East of England cost £662 per week, with nursing homes costing on average £1,024 per week. From the care homes in Cambridge who share their prices with us, we can see care home prices starting from £844 per week.

  • What is the difference between nursing homes and residential care homes?

    Residential care homes provide residents with accommodation, meals, and assistance with personal care and medication. However, a nursing care home will also provide medical care from a qualified nurse, including treatment for any illness or injuries.

  • Will I be entitled to local authority funding to help pay for a care home in Cambridge?

    In England, if your total savings and property assets are below £23,250, then you may be able to access local authority funding towards accommodation costs, personal care and nursing care. Read our care home funding article for more advice.

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Average care home costs in East of England

Average costs based on LaingBuisson Care of Older People UK report 2019

  • Residential care homes

    £662 per week
  • Nursing care homes

    £1,024 per week

Funding for care in England

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If your total savings and property assets are below £23,250, then you may be able to access local authority funding towards accommodation costs, personal care and nursing care.

To qualify, you must first arrange a care needs assessment.