Elmhurst residential care home

Priory Road
LA12 9HU

Telephone: 01229 404115

Rated: Good by Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Manager: Karen Shepherd

Elmhurst provides a modern, light and spacious place to live for all service users and an excellent working environment for staff. It also encompasses beautiful landscaped gardens that are accessible for all residents. We are proud to deliver high quality person centred care to all.

The home is single storey, split into four units of ten bedrooms, many of which are ensuite. Each unit has its own fully equipped bathroom/shower room, dining area and lounge. The units also include several separate seating areas and quiet lounges. There is a large front foyer as well as a lovely 50's themed sitting room for all to enjoy. 

Here at Elmhurst we offer a wide range of activities to our residents. This includes:

  • Craft Sessions
  • Dominoes
  • Bingo
  • Quizzes 
  • Card Games
  • Armchair Exercises
  • Monthly bus trip out to local places of interest, often going to the Lakes or coastal towns
  • One-on-one trips into the local community
  • Links with Men in Sheds
  • Regular visits by Little Beasties Ulverston (local animal encounters company)
  • Regular visits from nearby Primary School and preschool - children have craft and singing sessions with our residents
  • Residents also attend Croftlands Community Church Lunch Club
  • Attending ceremonies at local churches.

We also support and enable residents to engage in other social activities, hobbies and leisure interests outside of the home.

Residents are also supported to attend religious services of their choice. There is an in-house Church Service once a month and residents also have the opportunity to receive a visit from the local priest on an individual basis.

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Karen Shepherd, Home Manager -  "I feel privileged to work at Elmhurst with a dedicated team who provide a happy, safe and positive environment for our residents and their families.  Here at Elmhurst we have created a friendly home where residents are encouraged to maintain their interests and hobbies. Friends and family are always welcome and are encouraged to take part in our events in the home and within the local community.  Elmhurst has been recently modernised and provides a very high standard of accommodation with beautiful, easy to access gardens which our residents and our Blooming Marvellous Gardening Club enjoy relaxing and working in." 

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"I wanted to express my deep gratitude for the loving care you have given Mam since the day she arrived at Elmhurst just over a year ago. It was a very difficult decision for our family to admit residential care was our only option for Mam, for the first 6 months I struggled with my conscience, I really needn't of, I have no doubts whatsoever that it was the right decision and thank our lucky stars every day that there was a place available for Mam in our first choice home, Elmhurst."

"The staff are like family to me, they are so kind and caring and nothing is too much trouble"

"I love living here because the staff are so friendly, it's like one big happy family"

"There's lots to do and the staff do lots of activities with us. We love the armchair exercise zoom calls with the rugby team and planting in the garden"

"All the staff are always so friendly and helpful... knowing he is happy and being well cared for is reassuring."

Our cooks are well trained and pride themselves on delivering high quality, homemade meals for everyone at the Elmhurst. At meal times there are always a variety of delicious hot dishes to choose from, with no pre-booking required.

Snacks and fruit are available all day. Individual preference and special diets are well catered for at all times.

Treats are also provided upon request and for special events/occasions. Our kitchen staff like to make sure every resident gets their own personalised birthday cake.


Priory Road  
LA12 9HU

Manager: Karen Shepherd

Telephone: 01229 404115

Email: karen.shepherd@cumbria.gov.uk