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.
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, 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
27 Apr 2016
At the start of the year, Cyd Akerill, Resident Experience Support Manager was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty the Queen for her contribution to nursing.
Back in March, Cyd travelled to Buckingham Palace to receive her award. She told us this about her day.
“I was very honoured and humbled to receive my award. Meeting the Queen is a memory I hope I never lose. The day itself was lovely, I can’t even begin to describe it. All the staff at the palace made the day extra special, and treated everyone like it was their first investiture they’ve ever had. I had a lovely day and it’s an honour to receive this award.”
Everyone at Four Seasons congratulates you on you award Cyd!
24 Mar 2016
Monday 21st March marked World Poetry Day, and all of our homes across the United Kingdom have been in the wax lyrical mood, either creating poetry of their own, listening to or reciting some of their favourite sonnets, haikus and limericks.
Poems have been flooding in from all corners of the UK, showcasing the talented residents, families and teams in the homes. We've put a link to a selection of the poems at the bottom of this page.
The homes celebrated World Poetry Day in various different ways.
Edgewater Care Home in Donaghadee created a poetry wall board, showcasing some of the poems written by residents, relatives and the team.
Residents and their families all got creative at South Park Care Home in York. There were numerous beautiful poems penned. A lovely short one written by a resident’s grandchild read: “The most romantic love story, is not Romeo and Juliet. But my grandpa and Grandma, who grew old together.”
Visitors to Meadowbrook Care Home in Oswestry helped residents to get into the poetry mood. Students from Trefonen Primary School visited in the morning and recited poems for the residents. In the afternoon staff from the library came in to read war poems. One of the residents, Hazel Blackwell, took centre stage and recited her favourite poem ‘Kingfisher’
Gowrie House Care Home in Kirkcaldy also welcomed local primary school children from Dunnikier into their home. The young children (aged 8 and 9) recited poems that they’d written for the residents all inspired by spring. Once the children had finished reciting, it was the residents turn to teach the youngsters some poems they’d learnt when they were at school.
Meanwhile at Laganvale Care Home in Moira, residents, relatives and the team all worked together to create a poetry tree showcasing people’s favourite poems, in a different decorative style.
Church and Manor View Care Home in Doncaster, had some very special guests on Monday. The Mayor and Mayoress of Doncaster attended their poetry recital. They both recited their favourite poems to the residents, and then settled down for some afternoon tea.
One of the residents from Courtenay House in Kings Lynn treated everyone to her rendition of her very own poem ‘How Well I can remember the cottage on the hill’. She was awarded with a visit from the Easter bunny (part of the home’s pet therapy session), who felt at home on her lap.
Local poet Tony Hillier visited Ladymead Care Home in Swindon, and entertained residents with his very energetic recital.
Residents from Ty Hafod in Capel Llanillterne got all dressed up for their poetry recital, whilst residents at Roseworth Lodge Care Home in Stockton-on-tees, Murdoch House Care Home in Wokingham and many others got all wax lyrical and created their own poems.
Flower Park Care Home in Doncaster celebrated their World Poetry Day by inviting a special guest to come along to the home to recite some of his lovely poems to our residents, relatives, team and friends of Flower Park. Former Denaby Main miner Benny Wilkinson (86) is known as the 'Conisbrough Poet' after writing hundreds of poems relating to places and events around Mexborough where he grew up and later Denaby and Conisbrough. Benny has been awarded the Radio Sheffield Poet Laureate award and the 'Pride in Doncaster Lifetime Achievement' award. We all had a lovely afternoon full of laughter brought on by listening to Benny’s poems and humurous stories from yesteryears.
Woodview Care Home in Lincoln invited one of our local schools to bring some of the students in for a poetry recital. About 30 children came in to recite some of their favourite poems, and even some poems they had written themselves. Our residents were thrilled to have the students in and there was lots of applause and even laughter at the funnier poems. It was a lovely afternoon with a lot of smiling faces. One of the residents loved it so much she had her photograph taken with some of the children. She also gave them a little sing song, reciting a favourite war time song.
Meanwhile Sycamore & Poplars Care Centre in Mansfield had their own little event to support our budding poets. They invited some local school children to create and read their own poems to residents. Being so close to Easter they themed their poems around Easter/Spring. A lovely afternoon was had by all!
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