Elderly Residential and Respite care homes near me

We are dedicated to providing a lifestyle of comfort, happiness and independence that redefines the perception of residential care for the elderly.

Our quality and standard of services really do make a difference to our residents' lives.

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Quality of Care, Quality of Service, Quality of Life.

Scimitar Care Hotels PLC - Outstanding residential, dementia and respite care for elderly people

We understand that finding suitable care and accommodation for yourself or a loved one can often be difficult, confusing and sometimes upsetting. We realise that in this day and age, people's perception of care for the elderly is tainted by the image of an institutional, impersonal 'old peoples home' or 'nursing home'. As one approaches an older age, such fears can often inhibit the desire to find appropriate help which can be hugely detrimental to both their health and life.

We recognise that during old age, life can become increasingly difficult due to a gradual decline in health, mobility or with the onset of dementia. This can hamper the ability to find services, support or information around homes that can provide appropriate care for their age and can lead them to search for services such as nursing care which may actually be inappropriate for their needs, adding further confusion.

Scimitar Care is different. As providers of outstanding elderly residential care homes in Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridge, Enfield and London, we opened our first residential care hotel for the elderly in 1973. Our goal then was to help afford a standard of accommodation and level of service to match the expectations of the most discerning resident. Over forty years later our reputation for care and quality is second to none.

Our elderly care homes can help you find the right services and support required to assist your daily living, whilst helping you find and build new relationships with people of a similar age. We work with our residents to ensure that our care homes focus specifically on their health needs and we tune our services to tailor a care package that provides an experience unique to each person.

As our residential care homes cater for and provide personalised care for the elderly, we are adept at supporting those both living with or without Dementia. We specialise in offering respite care services for older people which is available throughout the year, allowing you to reserve respite care up to one year in advance of the actual stay. This can allow you a short break of your own, or ensure that your loved one's health needs are being met whilst you are away.

We believe that a visit to one of our care hotels will completely change your impression of living in an elderly care home as we offer unparalleled support and services, both in terms of accommodation and in our approach to residential care for older age people. Our services are designed to help support an older person's life, allowing them to enjoy more of their time, whilst helping improve their overall health and well being.

Looking for a rewarding and fulfilling career in care?

Contact us today to begin your journey in providing outstanding care for exceptional people


  • Thank you for a wonderful experience.
    There is no doubt that a spell in your home is an uplifting and enjoyable time. I didn't have time to say goodbye to everyone, so please pass on my regards. I eagerly look forward to November and my next stay with you.

    DT― Resident, Hargrave House

  • On behalf of all the family I wish to thank you and all the staff who work for you at Five Oaks, for the love and care given to Mum in her two year stay with you. It was a comfort to us all to know she lived in comfortable surroundings where the atmosphere was welcoming and that all her needs were met. She was happy there, she told us so, what more can I say? Seeing Mum treated with such tender care made it easier for me.

    AJ― Relative, Five Oaks

  • I wanted to thank you all for your kindness and support whilst my Nan is in your care. My Nan always compliments her time with you and I know you all have become part of her family during her time there. We love her sense of humour and her cheeky ways, we also take comfort in knowing that she has excellent care and attention during all her time with you. Thankyou all so very much for all you do.

    MT― Relative, Minchenden Lodge

Quick contact

Minchenden Lodge Care home Minchenden Lodge
Lisa Coombs (Registered Manager)
54 Blagdens Lane
N14 6DD

Five Oaks Care home Five Oaks
Janie Reeves (Registered Manager)
377 Cockfosters Road
Hadley Wood

Bullsmoor Lodge Care home Bullsmoor Lodge
Pauline Hardy (Registered Manager)
35/49 Bullsmoor Lane

Hargrave House Care home Hargrave House
Angela Dickson (Registered Manager)
103 Cambridge Road
Stansted Mountfitchet
CM24 8BY

Woodbury Manor Care home Woodbury Manor
Valentine Ogundipe (Registered Manager)
182 Clay Hill

Waterbeach Lodge Care home Waterbeach Lodge
Beverley Murray (Registered Manager)
Ely Road
CB25 9NW

Older age health information