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. Plus there are splendid shared gardens for all residents to relax in.
Standard accommodation is a single room with en-suite, and we have a few larger rooms should any of our residents feel they'd prefer to share.
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 is very well looked after.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing, dressing...
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
Short-stay care is often called "respite care". It means someone can stay at Westroyd House Care...
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
18 Nov 2015
Throughout October Four Season’s Health Care have been celebrating Older People’s Day, an event which recognises the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society.
As well as a variety of events and celebrations across the county, we have been talking to and filming residents, their families and our staff to hear their ‘words of wisdom’.
Many residents at our homes talked to us about what they have learnt during their lives, and any advice they have to share. We also talked to their families and the team here at Four Seasons about what they have learnt from residents and the older people in their lives.
From lessons on enjoying life and focusing on your family, to some slightly cheekier messages, it has been fantastic to hear from people at our homes across the country. To hear some of the words of wisdom click on the video below.
16 Nov 2015
A six-month long pilot scheme has taken place at Springfield Care Home in Blackburn. The scheme was introduced by Dr Tanveer Ahmed, who recognised that giving patients a dose of saline in early stages of illness could cut down on hospital admissions.
Dr Ahmed spent an hour visiting Springfield each day to monitor the health of 14 residents. Residents that were recognised as being dehydrated were prescribed with an IV of saline for three to five days within the care home setting. The intervention of early saline has helped cut down hospital admissions by 75% and in turn, improved residents’ health and saved hundreds of pounds in expensive treatments.
The intervention ran for a total of six months and has seen a reduction of hospital referrals decrease from 4% to 1% this month. This overall has saved the hospital at least £800 to £1,000 per day per patient.
Dr Ahmend said “It seems quite impressive that a small amount of IV given earlier on in any kind of illness could have such benefits. It’s amazing to see how the residents feel psychologically a lot healthier when they are in the care home environment. When a resident is dehydrated, they tend not to involve themselves in physiotherapy – with this supplementation of saline, they are much likely to improve because they are participating in the physiotherapy”.
To read more on the scheme, please click here.
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27 Oct 2015
A Practice Support Nurse for Four Seasons Health Care has been awarded a space on a travel scholarship which is run by the Florence Nightingale Foundation. The scholarship is designed to give nurses and midwives the chance to study in different areas, in both the UK and overseas, in order for them to enhance their patient care within their roles.
Ann Geraghty, who has been awarded the scholarship, is a Practice Support Nurse for the Northern Ireland and Wales regions of Four Seasons Health Care. Both her and the team she is part of felt it would be a good idea to apply for the scholarship after noticing the difference in practice their colleagues from the EU had brought to the UK. Ann had to go through an interview process and was notified shortly after that she had in fact been awarded the scholarship.
The scholarship will allow Ann to travel to Portugal and Romania to study and learn more about the differences in practice in comparison to the UK – this will enable the company to integrate these findings into our own practice. It will also give Ann the chance to meet with various health care professionals in the UK to share the knowledge gained from the trip.
Melanie Bowden, Practice Support Manager, told us “This is a very prestigious, nationally recognised award and we are so delighted that our practice support team, Ann in particular, have been selected this year. It will allow Ann to be exposed to the differences in practice and pick up skills she can bring back to the UK. We are all very proud of Ann”.
Congratulations Ann Geraghty, from all at Four Seasons Health Care.
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