Elmhurst Short Stay is part of our older people's service and offers respite for reasons such as:

  • Regular respite for carers/families to have a break.
  • Temporary stay due to house renovations, awaiting equipment, homecare services to start.
  • Following time in hospital, where there is a need for a period of recovery or convalescence.
  • Following urgent and/or unforeseen emergency situations which require people to vacate their own homes immediately or to keep them safe. 
  • Holiday for their own benefit.

Elmhurst offers people private rooms (we have one twin room and 26 single rooms) with their own en suite. There is easy access to every area of Elmhurst and the garden, as the entire building is all on one level.

Elmhurst is next door to our short stay service for adults with learning disabilities; Woodbury Short Stay.


Reception Times:

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:30pm

If you are visiting someone at Elmhurst, you will need to book an appointment. Please ring us for more details.


Find details of Elmhurst's CQC report here.



We are a ‘home from home’ service and aim to support people to live their best life and to maintain their independence as much as possible. Some of the areas of the care/ support we offer include:

  • Personal care, including support to go to the bathroom
  • Support with meals and nutrition
  • Support with medication 
  • Regular organised activities & comfortable lounges where people can enjoy social stimulation 
  • Ongoing monitoring and assessment 
  • Advice, information and signposting to other professionals/services
  • Liaison with other services including district nurses and social workers
  • Detailed assessments (if required)




Facilities on site:

27 x bedrooms with full shower en-suites; 26 single and 1 twin.

Each room has a wall-mounted TV and there are TVs in the communal areas too.

One assisted Parker bath.

The Bistro; people staying with us will enjoy 3 cooked meals a day provided in the Bistro, along with a supper and snacks as required.

Hair Salon.

Staff call system for people staying with us to alert/communicate with staff.

Information, Advice and Signposting.

Specialist equipment on site.

Car park available on site for visitors and staff.

Disabled parking at the main entrance.



Here's a flavour of life at Elmhurst:



Quotes from people who services at this site:

“Thank you for all your care and kindness. I have been very happy here and will be sad to say goodbye.” 

“Thank you for looking after mum so well. It’s a relief to know she’s safe when I’m away.” 

“Thank you for all the care and support you gave my dad and my family over the last couple of months before dad sadly passed away. You went above and beyond to help and support us and it was much appreciated.” 

“I wish to thank you all for the care you gave us both during my wife’s stay. I will never forget how you “put up” with me. We will never forget you all and the blessings you gave us.” 

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Location details

Elmhurst Short Stay Service,
Whalley Road,
M45 8WZ
0161 253 6838
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