Welcome to Westview Lodge Care Home
At Westview Lodge, in Hartlepool, County Durham, we maintain a high standard of care, which ensures everyone's dignity, independence and choice are maintained.
Our home has dedicated units for younger and older people with dementia, for older residents, and for transition and rehabilitation. Westview has its own gym and physiotherapist.
At Westview Lodge Care Home, residents are considered part of the family. We put their health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage residents to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.
Life at Westview Lodge Care Home
We encourage residents to enjoy active lives where they always have something to look forward to. Shopping and outings are always popular and, for everyone's use, the home has two Wii consoles, including Wii Fit.
Our aim is to help people stay as well as they can for as long as they can, so we understand the importance of being active and entertained. Why not arrange a visit and we'll talk you through the facilities and activities on offer at Westview Lodge Care Home?
The staff are so kind and patient with people in their care, I was so frightened when I went in but was soon put at ease from the cleaning, care workers and physios I can't praise them enough. There are no words to say how much I love and care about them. I made some lovely friend. They are true angels.
Everything seems in order. I'm happy if my relative is happy. We visit regularly and all relatives seem happy.
A very warm and friendly atmosphere where all the staff are very helpful to the families and residents of the Lodge. A wide range of activities are available to residents and everyone is encouraged to join in. The food always comes to a high standard and represents the high standards Westview Lodge presents all round.
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 Westview Lodge Care Home whether...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...
Westview Lodge Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Westview Lodge Care Home in Hartlepool. 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
- Landscaped gardens
- Flat screen TV in lounge
21 Mar 2017
Four Seasons Health Care were well represented at the finals of the British Journal of Nursing Awards earlier this month with four colleagues flying the flag for the organisation.
Gary Cousins was a runner up in the Infection Control and Prevention Nurse category, Colin Sheeran was a runner up in the Mental Health Nurse of the Year category and Joanne Strain was a runner up in the British Nurse of the Year category.
However, further plaudits need to be given to Alana Irvine who was crowned the Nutritional Nurse of the Year, after being nominated by colleagues for her continued commitment to residents’ nutrition.
Alana has been part of the driving force behind Four Seasons nutrition innovations to meet the varying needs of the people in our care. We are able to monitor residents’ nutritional needs, with technology that flags up weight loss, whether a resident has difficulty swallowing or needs assistance when eating or drinking to the care team.
Nutrition is something we take very seriously here at Four Seasons and Alana’s win recognises all of the hard work done across the board in this area.
13 Mar 2017
Westview Lodge Care Home is working with Hartlepool Borough Council, in collaboration with the Hartlepool Primary Care Trust, in the provision of a rehabilitation and transitional care service through the block purchase of 20 beds in a designated unit within the home.
The service is available to all adults over the age of 18 and is inclusive of older people with a dementia. The service targets people who would otherwise face unnecessarily prolonged hospital stays, inappropriate hospital admission or long term residential care. The unit comprises of 12 transitional beds and 8 rehabilitation beds.
- Improvement in being able to undertake daily living functions
- Improvement in undertaking the ability to self care
- Improvement in physical functioning and mobility function
- Improvement in confidence and independence in own home
- Improvement in health or the capacity to sustain health – both mental health and physical health
- Enabling Service Users to improve their independence and quality of life
- Enabling Service Users to maintain a positive, active and productive approach to their lives.
Within the last 3 months Westview Lodge have taken 26 admissions, the average length of stay within that period was 23 days and 4 people re-admitted to hospital.
More information about the intermediate care service that we provide can be found on our website.
4 Jan 2017
Too often the care sector hits the headlines for all of the wrong reasons. Yet at Westview Lodge Care Home in Hartlepool, a visitor to the home couldn’t sign the care team’s praises enough.
Samantha Holden, is a singer in the Hartlepool area and is a regular visitor to the home. During one visit, she saw some examples of exemplary care, which saw the residents being treated with respect and the team making a difference to their day to day lives.
Once Samantha had finished her gig, she sent a very lovely email to Home Manager Victoria Simpson. The email read:
“I'd like to give some credit where credit is due.
“Today I witnessed exemplary care at Westview Lodge Care Home in Hartlepool from 2 of the loveliest activities coordinators I've ever met Julie Howlett and Alison Bates Austwicke. It is a mixture of things that they did that make them (and their colleagues) excellent care givers.
“One of the notable things they did may seem trivial to someone who doesn't deal with the elderly but today was the first time in a long time that I've seen someone warn a resident before moving them in their wheel chair. All too often I see carers moving wheelchairs without forewarning the resident and therefore spooking them!
“I also loved the fact that they invited people from a local dementia cafe to join in the fun!
“I just feel like good care should be championed and these two lovely ladies should be very proud of themselves!”
Victoria Simpson, Home Manager, said: “I’m always very humbled when I receive praise like this. I’m very proud of my care team here. Everyone at the home tries their upmost to make a difference to the residents here through a variety of different means. I want to echo Samantha’s sentiments. Well done team.”