Welcome to Westroyd House Care Home
Just a five-minute walk from the centre of Shepshed, Leicestershire, Westroyd is a purpose-built residential home for elderly people who are physically and mentally frail.
Our highly trained team members specialise in palliative care and providing professional support to those living with dementia. All residents are fully assessed before coming to us, so we have a clear understanding of their needs, and can set goals and agree outcomes with families in advance.
Our lovely rural location makes Westroyd a lovely place to stay, with two detached buildings boasting beautiful views over open countryside. Both the main house and our recently refurbished dementia unit, The Lodge, have their own patio areas.
Standard accommodation is a single room with en-suite, and we have a few larger rooms for those that would like a bit more space. Respite care is available on a short-stay basis.
Corridors and communal areas provide themed, visual stimulation, and potted life histories to offer some insight into residents' lives. Personal touches like this help residents feel at home and keep them at the very heart of our care.
Life at Westroyd House Care Home
Residents and their families often comment on our friendly atmosphere and delicious home-cooked food.
All residents are encouraged to complete a life history that helps staff to understand their background, their interests and what's happened to shape that person's character. The more we know about people, the better equipped we are to support them and offer the right kind of lifestyle.
Our dedicated activities coordinator works closely with the care team to provide a varied programme of activities and events that help every resident feel happy and relaxed. This can include group activities, games and films, and one-to-one therapy sessions.
Mum has severe dementia and her behaviour is challenging. She has been at Westroyd Lodge (not house) and her condition has got worse. All the staff are brilliant, the care and attention she receives is superb. In October 2015 she went down hill again, we thought she may have to move but they went the extra mile to ensure she could stay with them; it is her home now and we know how much she loves it there. This is only one incident, during the last year there have been a few, all dealt with professionally and with a huge amount of love and care.
My dad has been at Westroyd since December 2015. I am very pleased with his care, especially since the new manager took over. We have had a few issues but when I approached her she responded immediately. He loves all the staff who work there. The carers are great. The handyman is great too! I would hesitate to recommend to anyone, believe me we looked at some really bad ones.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Westroyd House Care Home whether...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Westroyd House Care Home in Shepshed. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Personal telephone
15 Jul 2016
Three funds managed by County Durham Community Foundation will allow the Vane Tempest Bowling Club to replace their out-dated kitchen and enable them to provide in-house cooking for their social events.
The William Leech Fund, Four Seasons Healthcare Fund and Durham AAP Fund, all contributed to the kitchen refurbishment grant of £2,664 which was much-needed as the kitchen no longer complied with health and safety standards.
Established in 1951 and based in Gilesgate, members of the bowling club are mostly from the local community. It provides member with social and competitive bowling and it is a member of Bowls England and Bowls Durham. Members use bowling as a way to keep fit and active, maintain mental well-being and independence. The social side of meeting with similar minded friends is just as important as playing bowls.
The new kitchen will not only provide a facility for social events but will hopefully attract new members and an additional income stream.
Richard Leech, fund holder of the William Leech Fund, who visited the bowling club with Sandra Brown, Regional Manager of Four Seasons Healthcare Fund, commented: “It’s great to see the Club providing these facilities for older people to keep them active and foster new friendships. We have been able to help them in a fairly modest way through our fund and their request was topped up by other funds held by the Community Foundation. They offer an important service to their bowling members and we are delighted to support them.”
Sandra Brown, Regional Manager, added: “This grant fits so well with Four Seasons Healthcare corporate social responsibility. Our purpose is all about supporting older people through our care homes and so it was perfect that we could add to the grant to refurbish the bowling club kitchen - an essential facility for the Club.”
Sheila Chapman, fund manager at County Durham Community Foundation added: “Although our grants are fairly small, they are often vital to grassroots organisations throughout our area of benefit. The Vane Tempest Bowling Club provides such an important resource for local people and we are delighted that these funders have chosen to make this award.”
Ken Simpson, chairman of the Vane Tempest Bowling Club said: “We are thrilled to receive this grant and be able to fit a new kitchen which will mean we can increase our offer to members and potentially attract new ones. Unfortunately the old kitchen was no longer fit for purpose and the refurbishment afforded by these grants mean that we now comply with current health and safety regulations. It’s also great to meet the funders and have them visit our Club.
Anyone interested is joining the Vane Tempest Bowling Club should contact Jon Webster on 0191 3721897 or email Jon at email@example.com
14 May 2016
The UK has been experiencing its first taste of summer, with temperatures getting up to 25°C in some places.
Making the most of this weather, Westroyd House Care Home in Shepshead, moved all of their activities outside and got the BBQ out for residents to enjoy.
Kim-Marie Donaghy, Home Manager, said: “It’s not often we get nice weather here in the UK, so we thought we’d make the most of it.
“The residents played games, before tucking into a beef burger. It really was a lovely afternoon. I hope there are many more sunny days to come.”
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2 Mar 2016
Sheila O’Connor, Managing Director for the Central, West and Wales region presented Shani Fergie, Unit Manager and Debbie Kent, Senior Care Assistant with their awards at a small ceremony at the home.
A ROCK award is a nationwide honour that specifically highlights the impact a Four Season Health Care employee has made on the lives of people living in one of their care homes. Team members are nominated for an award by residents, their relatives or friends, who have witnessed or experienced team members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.
Kim-Marie Donaghy, Home Manager, explained how proud she is to have such a fantastic team at Westroyd House and congratulated her two colleagues on their success.
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Tickow Lane, Shepshed, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 9LY