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
8 Dec 2016
Earlier this year we launched our very own Four Seasons Care Awards to celebrate and commend all of the hard work and dedication of our teams.
14 categories were created to recognise excellence in a variety of roles across the organisation ranging from ‘Carer/Support Worker of the Year’ to ‘Personal Activities Lead Champion’. The awards also recognised the dedication and commitment from our residents, their relatives and volunteers. Over 1,200 nominations were submitted by care home residents, colleagues and visitors and these were shortlisted to reveal our Regional Winners.
All of the Regional Winners attended the awards evening, and patiently waited to find out who would be crowned the National Champion in their shortlisted category.
The National Champions on the evening were:
- Our Values Champion of the Year – Natalie Hearne (Woodview Care Home)
- Support Team Member of the Year – Geoff Kelly (Lisburn Care Home)
- Personal Activities Lead Champion of the Year – Marlene Smith (Laurels Lodge Care Home)
- Care Home Assistant Practitioner of the Year – Alix Beerenbrock (Red Rose Care Home)
- Central Support Team Member of the Year – Sheena Walker (Learning and Development Scotland)
- Resident or Relative Contribution of the Year – Margaret Bell (Elizabeth Flemming Care Home)
- Volunteer of the Year – Jonathan Barber (North Court Care Home)
- Dementia Care Champion of the Year – Nanette Swan (Dene Grange)
- Specialist Services Champion of the Year – Mauro Magbitang (Holywood)
- Deputy Home Manager of the Year – Alfie Corvera (Lisburn Intermediate Care Home)
- Home Manager of the Year – Gail Sterling (Warrior Park Care Home)
- Regional Manager of the Year – Lorraine Kirkpatrick (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
- Registered Nurse of the Year – Craig Priestly (Cameron House Care Home)
- Carer/Support Worker of the Year – Hollie Garrard (Bon Accord Care Home)
Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care, said: “It was a really proud moment for me to see everyone at the awards ceremony. It was a fantastic way to celebrate all of their achievements and showcasing how they go above and beyond the call of duty every day. Everyone on the night was a winner in my eyes as they do their utmost to make a difference each and every day to the lives of their residents.”
The Care Awards were open to employees from all Four Seasons homes across the UK and central team members to celebrate their commitment in the delivery of high-quality services to approximately 14,000 residents cared for in more than 300 locations.
25 Nov 2016
In spooky Shepshed, residents from Westroyd House Care Homemaps enjoyed a day of Halloween activity.
Barbara Blakemore, Personal Activities Leader, explained: “Halloween was a non-stop day of activities for us here. The morning saw our residents enjoy a bit of pumpkin carving, in preparation for our party. They then got dressed up, as did members of the care team to enjoy some spooky games at our Halloween party. Everyone had a lovely time.”
11 Nov 2016
Jenny Westwood, Regional Manager for Nottingham has been crowned Regional Manager of the Year for the East of England in the Four Seasons Health Care Awards 2016 and is through to the national finals.
These are the 1st Four Season’s Care Awards and this year over 700 people were nominated for awards by care home residents, colleagues and visitors. All entries have been of a very high standard making the judging process a difficult one. However, a winner had to be chosen and the nomination for Jenny demonstrated how she continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.
During the judging process for the Regional Manager of the Year award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors including the individual demonstrating exceptional leadership skills and the ability to prioritise the day to day challenges of the role. This individual has supported their homes and helped them to achieve the company’s strategic priorities whilst managing external stakeholders and keeping special resident experiences at the centre of everything they do.
Jenny was nominated by a colleague. Her nomination read: “I am pleased to nominate Jenny Westwood for the Regional Manager of the Year Award. I have found her dependable, efficient, trustworthy, caring and respectful. In fact, I have never worked with a person who gives as much attention to detail as she does. Her constant reassurance and guidance has been amazing. Her skills do not end with her office work. She also projects a warm, cheerful attitude to our residents. I have seen her resolve conflicts and handle other difficult situations with remarkable patience and admirable tact. Jenny goes out of her way to help people in need by listening and advising individuals. She loves people, works hard, and always tries to lift the spirits of those around her. I believe these characteristics represent all that is good in our company, and I am pleased to nominate her for the honor of Regional Manager of the Year.”
As the winner for the East England, Jenny is automatically through to the national Four Season’s Care Awards finals. She will meet a panel of judges in for the last round of judging and will then join finalists from across the UK in Birmingham for a special event to celebrate their achievements and discover if they have won a national award.
Sam Jacob, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in East of England, said: “Jenny is a stabilizing force for any region she works with and helps those homes to get back on track. Her loyalty to the company is unquestionable, however her dedication to good personal resident care is what makes her so driven and that is always appreciated by her colleagues. This award is well deserved.”
The Care Awards were open to employees from all Four Seasons homes across the UK and central team members to celebrate their commitment in the delivery of high-quality services to 14,000 residents cared for in more than 300 locations.
The 14 categories have been created to recognise excellence in a variety of roles across the organisation ranging from ‘Registered Nurse of the Year’ to ‘Care Home Manager of the Year’. We also wanted to recognise the hard the dedication and commitment from our residents, their relatives and volunteers.
Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care said: “The award categories are all really important as we want to highlight the fantastic people we have working here in our organization. However, I believe it is important to acknowledge the special people who go above and beyond to help others in the community, and this is why our ‘Resident or Relative Contribution’ and ‘Volunteer of the Year’ awards are so important to us.
“I look forward to seeing all of our Regional winners at the National Finals in December.”
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Tickow Lane, Shepshed, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 9LY