Rathmore House (Swiss Cottage, Camden)
Welcome to Rathmore House
At Rathmore House, our diverse mix of residents and staff ensure a real family feeling. We provide permanent and temporary (respite) residential care, with a dedicated team who are passionate about meeting the different needs of our residents. Due to the size of our care home (up to 20 residents), we are able to offer a more personalised level of care, and with significant resident and staff interaction thanks to high staffing ratios (minimum of 1:5). For a friendly chat about how we can support you or your loved one, simply complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Residents at Rathmore House have received their Covid-19 vaccinations, and we can arrange for new residents to be vaccinated. For more on how we are supporting our care homes at this time, please visit our Covid-19 FAQs page.
Helping residents to feel 'Out Not In'
We encourage residents to fully engage in society, arts and nature and enjoy their life, which is reflected in the variety of regular arts and fitness activities and trips organised by care staff and wider team. All of our residents do benefit from a regular programme of activities as well as specialist technologies for added safety and security around the home. Learn more about our approach to care.
“My uncle was already familiar with Rathmore House, as he had visited my mother every few days since she moved in, and he had joined in with some of the social activities at the home. He loved the music events in particular, and often made sure he was around when tea was served at 3pm. Uncle Nigel knew and liked all the staff, especially [home manager] Edith Mansfield – who he cannot do enough for!"
Please note, this tour does not show all areas of the home, but representative images of the main areas including bedrooms.
Beautiful Grade II-listed surroundings
Rathmore House is situated in a quiet residential street within Swiss Cottage, Camden. An ivy covered, Grade II listed Edwardian building with an enclosed beautiful garden, it provides the perfect setting for residents and their families to socialise, with many outdoor and community activities to encourage inclusion and stimulation. Most of our residents choose to personalise their room with treasured possessions to make it feel more homely. Find out more in our Rathmore House brochure.
We welcome both private applications and referrals from local authorities.
We can support a wide range of care needs and will help guide you through our admissions process. We have excellent relationships with partners including the local GP, hospital and other specialist healthcare providers. We have a great community presence with excellent relations with, for example, the local school (next door), the local priest and our neighbours. Rathmore is easily accessible by public transport and is a stone's throw away from Swiss cottage station and the local cafes and restaurants on England’s’ lane, Finchley Road and Belsize Park. Parliament Hill and Hampstead Heath are very close by.
You can learn more about moving in in our common questions for care residents.
“Rathmore is an exemplary care home with a supportive, loving environment where dementia is understood, managed and even welcomed..."
– Mrs Urquhart (wife of resident)
Arts, fitness and activities
We run many regular arts, fitness and activities as well as special one-off events and excursions, see calendar activities listed below.
Watch our video with singalong teacher Nick Jones, who regularly entertains Rathmore residents!
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A professional who has been working in Health and Social Care sector for over 17 years in varying positions managing different services including mental health services, residential care homes and a nursing home. Through the years, she has gained immense knowledge and developed skills in different areas and continues to learn daily.
Edith is a holder of a Master's degree in Business Administration, a Postgraduate in Marketing and various qualifications in health and social care as well as various management qualifications.
She has great passion for the residents and is honoured to be of service to them and make a difference in their lives, achieving this with empathy, patience, kindness and utmost respect for everyone that we provide the care services for.
A committed leader who leads by example, she is adept at building relationships with residents. With her team, she provides stimulation, promoting independence as well as advocating for residents in relation to their day to day living needs with equity and great respect for each individual resident.