We believe that the Chelsea Pensioners have the right to live purposeful, independent lives for as long as possible.

Our domiciliary care

The domiciliary care team provides support with any of the following tasks and activities, enabling the Chelsea Pensioner to stay safe, comfortable, secure and independent in the long wards, for as long as possible.

  • Planned personal care, such as help getting in and out of bed, washing and dressing
  • Planned bathing or showering
  • Prompting and administering medication
  • Prescribed dressings, as directed by the Medical Centre
  • Safety or health monitoring, in conjunction with healthcare professionals
  • Support after a stay in hospital, where a move to the Infirmary nursing wards is not appropriate or desired.

Pensioners can contact the team by telephone if they need to discuss their planned care or change an appointment time. 

We are fully registered in England with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – to read their latest report on our service, please click the link. 

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Pensioners holding a Christmas wreath outside
Festive thoughts from the Chelsea Pensioners

Christmas is almost here and although life is still far from normal the Chelsea Pensioners are enjoying being part of our community at this special time. We are celebrating in many of the traditional ways at the Royal Hospital – while ensuring guidelines are followed and the Chelsea Pensioners stay as safe as possible. 

Stirring of the Christmas Pudding Ceremony 2021
Festive fun at the stirring of the Christmas Pudding ceremony

Chelsea Pensioners and staff gathered together in the Great Hall on the last day of November to usher in the start of Advent with the first of the Royal Hospital’s annual Christmas traditions. 

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