Welcome to Keresley Wood Care Home

You'll find Keresley Wood in Coventry, Warwickshire. Here we provide high quality care 24 hours a day, in a homely, welcoming atmosphere.

The people who live here have varying needs, from specialist support to general assistance with everyday living. Some stay with us permanently, others for shorter periods. We offer nursing care, and respite care to give home carers a much needed break.

People living here pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges throughout the home. These areas are used for relaxing and socialising, and are great places to invite friends and families to when they visit.

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Life at Keresley Wood Care Home

A carer and a resident

Wonderful care, couldn't have been better.

Relative of resident at Keresley Wood Care Home

Types of care

Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...

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Short-stay care

Short-stay care is often called "respite care". It means someone can stay at Keresley Wood...

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Keresley Wood Care Home in Coventry. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.

  • On site hairdressing
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts

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Care home manager

Kerry Clay

Tamworth Road, Coventry, CV7 8JG

02476 331133

keresley.wood@fshc.co.uk

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26 May 2015

Four Seasons Health Care has introduced Wi-Fi into all of its care homes and residents have been taking advantage of the opportunities that internet access provides. They have readily adapted to using the technology to keep in touch more frequently with relatives or friends who live far away.

Violet Amies at The Maltings Care Home in Fakenham said: “Having Wi-Fi in the home means that my daughter and I can sit together and use Skype to talk to my other daughter who lives in the United States, which is much easier than trying to arrange a telephone call. It’s great to be able to hear her news more regularly and to be able to see each other and share photos online.”

At Cossins House Care Home in Cobham a resident who used to be a ballet dancer and is now living with dementia, regularly watches ballet videos online. This helps to stimulate positive memories, as well as encouraging her to reminisce about her earlier experiences with other residents and staff members. Many residents are also shopping for books and other small items online in addition to adding to their Kindle libraries.

Alistair How, Chief Operating Officer of Four Seasons, the UK’s leading care homes operator, said: “It has been a significant investment to upgrade our IT systems and install Wi-Fi in all of our care homes, but it is one that we consider to be very worthwhile. It has enhanced our residents’ enjoyment of life in their home. They are able to connect more frequently via social media services and email and they can also keep up to date with their personal interests more readily, as well as maintaining their independence by shopping online.”

25 May 2015

When Old Vicarage resident Yvette Weinberg moved in to the home last October, her artistic daughter Natalie Leigh wanted to make the transition for her mum as easy as possible. So with the support of Home Manager, Pauline Clews, Natalie set about personalising the room to make it feel homely and comfortable.

“I wanted to make my mum’s room an enjoyable space for her and for me when I visit, the best way I could do this was to use familiar pieces of furniture and ornaments and paint the room in ‘happy’ colours. I also thought about all the things she used to like to do, such as sitting at a table next to a window and I rearranged the room so that she could still do this. A favourite mirror was my initial inspiration and my ideas grew from there. “

She made such a good job that Natalie’s interior design skills were soon used to decorate the corridors of the home. “Natalie is incredibly artistic and has made areas of our home more interesting and brighter for residents to enjoy,” commented Pauline Clarke. “It is important to us here at The Old Vicarage that residents live in a safe and homely environment surrounded by things that make them feel happy so it is always lovely to get support from family members such as Natalie.”

Pictured from left: Natalie Leigh with Pauline Clews (Home Manager)

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24 May 2015

Hesslewood House had a visit from some unusual animals when ZooLab came in to provide animal therapy. The animals that visited the home included a Madagascan hedgehog, a tarantula, an Australian blue tongue lizard, an orange corn snake, a bearded dragon and a Vietnamese blue tree frog. Residents and staff had the chance to learn about the animals and to handle them.

ZooLab has been carrying out animal handling workshops and animal therapy sessions across the UK since 1995. Animal assisted therapy is used as an occupational therapy tool within psychology and has been shown to reduce both anxiety and blood pressure.

The interaction and relationship between people and animals has also been shown to reduce stress and promote wellbeing, increase socialisation, improve self-esteem and confidence, and promote quality of life.

Home Manager Michelle Pepworth said, ‘The residents really enjoyed listening to the information about each animal and where they came from, they all had the chance to hold and touch the animals, they were very brave!’

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