Make Your Home With Us

General facilities include a secure entrance with a bell entry system for residents’ safety, wheelchair access, passenger lift and a comprehensive fire detection system. All residents’ bedrooms are fitted with a call bell system.

We provide a laundry service for personal clothing, bedding and towels included in your fees and can also arrange for dry cleaning at residents’ own expense.

We have a professionally equipped hair salon and hairdressers visit the Home each week. Residents can choose and pay for hair styling of their choice and are also free to invite their own hairdresser to use this facility.

Newspapers are delivered daily and you’re welcome to request your particular favourite, for a small charge.

A selection of books is always available to borrow and the Mobile Library visits regularly. Large print and audio books are available on request.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the Home and Sky TV is available in bedrooms subject to residents’ own subscriptions’.

Residents, relatives and friends of all religious denominations are welcome to use our chapel at any time and a weekly service is held for those who wish to attend.

We understand that some residents require a smoking area and a suitable area is provided in the grounds of the Home.

Our Staff

The Home is run by a Registered Manager together with a team of care staff who have been carefully selected and trained.

We are fully committed to staff training and development complemented by high levels of integrity and experience.

Our staff have a genuine concern for residents’ needs and comfort and are on duty day and night offering continuity of care and 24 hour assistance.


Residents can come and go freely and often join their families and friends for excursions, meals or a day out.

Your friends and family are welcome to visit at any time and join in our activities. You can entertain visitors in your room or in one of our three bright sunny lounges and we also have a paved sun terrace and lovely gardens extending up to ½ acre for you to enjoy.

You will have plenty of opportunity to make friends with other residents and our friendly staff are always there for a chat.

We organise regular events, outings and activities and staff will ensure you’re always invited to join in, however, your decision whether to take part or not will always be respected.

At Ellan Vannin Home it’s entirely your choice; you can enjoy the companionship of others or simply relax in the peaceful surroundings of your own room.

Meeting Your Needs

Meeting your needs is our primary concern and each resident has a personalised Care Plan to enable staff to understand and interpret your special requirements. We’ll review this plan regularly so it continues to reflect your needs.

In addition to our permanent residents, the Home is happy to accommodate people needing short term respite care.

Residents who are registered with a surgery based in the Douglas area can request a visit from their own GP, when necessary.

Where a change of GP surgery is required, we’ll re-register you with one of the nearby medical practices.

Chiropody, optician, dental and other appointments can also be easily arranged.

Your Own Space

We have over 30 rooms available, 4 of which can accommodate couples sharing. Most have en suite facilities to ensure privacy and convenience and we also have assisted bathrooms for those who require additional help.

All our rooms are unique and of different sizes with individual layouts. A number of rooms overlook the garden and they are all furnished to a high standard with a TV and telephone point for residents’ own telephone.

You’re welcome to bring as many personal possessions, including furniture, ornaments and photographs, as can be safely accommodated to make your new home your own.


We understand the importance of a balanced, nutritional diet and take great pride in the quality and variety of our menus. Meals are prepared and cooked using fresh local ingredients and offer a high standard of home cooking.

Mealtimes are a sociable and enjoyable occasion in our dining room or can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own room, where necessary.

Special dietary requirements are catered for and we make every effort to accommodate residents’ preferences.

Meal Times

Breakfast: 8 – 9am
Dinner: 12:30 – 1:30pm
Tea: 5pm

A selection of soups, sandwiches, fruit, cheese and biscuits is available at all times on request. Additional hot drinks and biscuits are served mid-morning, mid-afternoon and at bedtime.

We also operate a drop-in cafe where you can make your own hot and cold drinks and meet with friends, family and other residents.

Our Fees

At Ellan Vannin Home we believe in high quality care at a fair price. Fees are paid monthly by standing order and a schedule of our current fees is available on request.

Many people living in residential homes are unaware of the different benefits and allowances they may be entitled to claim. Do please feel free to discuss any financial issues with us and we’re always happy to help arrange for you to obtain advice from a suitably qualified person.