Welcome to Keresley Wood Care Home
You'll find Keresley Wood in Coventry, Warwickshire. Here we provide nursing and respite care 24 hours a day, in a homely, welcoming atmosphere.
The people who live here have varying needs, from specialist support to general assistance with everyday living. Some stay with us permanently, others for shorter periods. We offer nursing care, and respite care to give home carers a much needed break.
People living here pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges throughout the home. These areas are used for relaxing and socialising, and are great places to invite friends and families to when they visit.
Life at Keresley Wood Care Home
Our activities are tailored to residents' preferences and we have a full and varied events calendar.
Professional entertainers perform regularly, and there's always something going on, from quizzes to musical events. We also organise trips to local places of interest including the library, park and the museum.
We also arrange special meal nights when we invite relatives and friends to come along. Family pets are welcomed with visitors.
Mealtimes are an enjoyable and sociable part of the day. Each dining area has tables laid with fresh flowers and linen, and our menus are displayed to show the choices available. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
We have highly nutritious and varied menus, and cater for all dietary and cultural needs. All food is prepared using fresh ingredients every day in our kitchens. Depending on how they feel, each resident can choose to have their meals in their own room, or in our dining room. We encourage friends and family to join us for meals or afternoon tea any time.
Wonderful care, couldn't have been better.
I would recommend this excellent care home to anyone who has family that need to be looked after by caring understanding professional then this is the place. My mother was failing in her health and we looked all over Coventry for a place where she would be stress pain free and comfortable this place was perfect. We talked to Kerry and her staff and were very happy. Mum passed away there and we were treated with great respect.
The staff are always polite and helpful and keen to do their best. My mother-in-law is always spotless and her room is always immaculate. Both my wife and myself are very happy with the level of care provided.
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Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Keresley Wood Care Home in Coventry. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
21 Apr 2017
Seven Four Seasons Care Homes from across the UK have been awarded ‘Top 20 Recommended Homes’ awards by Carehome.co.uk.
The prestigious award highlight the most recommended care homes in each region of the UK and are based on thousands of reviews and recommendations received from residents, family and friends.
The 7 homes who received the awards are:
- Elm Bank Care Home in Hexham
- Wansbeck Care Home in Choppington
- Botham Hall Care Home in Huddersfield
- Balmoral View Care Centre in Belfast
- Clandeboye Care Home in Bangor
- Hawthorn House Care Home in Belfast
- Longfield Care Home in Eglinton
Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care said: “I’m delighted that seven of our homes have received this award in their regions. To be named one of the ‘Top 20 Recommended Homes’ is a fantastic achievement, and goes to show the feedback were collection through our Quality of Life programme is being mirrored on a larger scale with the reviews we’re getting on carehome.co.uk. I want to encourage the homes to keep up all of the hard work, and continue providing good quality care everywhere.”
Visit Carehome.co.uk to read the reviews on all Four Seasons Care Homes.
5 Apr 2017
On any given day, 2500 hospital beds are occupied by patients for whom treatment has finished but are often too frail to return home. When they do, it can often lead to a breakdown in the individual’s care and a return to hospital.
This leads to, what is termed ‘bed blocking’, where beds are occupied by people medically fit for discharge and the hospital is unable to free beds for those requiring urgent treatment.
Working alongside local authorities and care commissioning groups, Four Seasons has successfully trialled ‘rehabilitation homes’ offering step-down care for elderly people ready to leave hospital but not yet ready to return home.
In addition to caring for the needs of the elderly person, carers are able to observe the person sufficiently to provide an effective assessment of their individual care needs and re-build their confidence as they return to their community.
Paul Hayes, Commissioning and Commercial Operations Director for Four Seasons Health Care, said: “In an ideal world care homes would be a hub in their local community that would provide the care and support individuals need. This can range from short-term solutions like step down care and intermediate care, where someone is with us for as little as 6 weeks, to a longer term solution where we address their care needs on a more permanent basis.”
Step down care philosophy is helping embed an effective and pragmatic approach to care within the Health and Social Care System and feedback has been positive.
One lady who, after spending three weeks in hospital following a fall, resided at a Four Seasons Care Home in Cricklewood had the following to say: “Coming to the home was a nice simple change, but it made a big difference. Obviously everyone is different, but coming to a care home you have the opportunity to get up and socialise with the people in there, as opposed to just sitting in bed all day. I enjoyed my time at the home, especially as I was never on my own.” Whilst this lady was in the care home, the provisions were being put into place to ensure she had all the support she needed at home.
Another lady, who used a similar service in a Four Seasons Home, enthused: “It’ puts you on your feet and gives you back your confidence.
The story of our rehabilitation homes was recently featured on Radio 4. You can listen to the full article, including resident stories and interviews, at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08ksc5p
Should you wish to learn more about our approach to step-down care visit www.fshc.co.uk/safedischargebeds/
3 Apr 2017
Nicola-Anne Pengelly is a resident experience care specialist. She is a regional Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) lead and a degree qualified tissue viability nurse specialist.
I began my career with Four Seasons Health Care in August 2015 as Deputy Home manager at Catchpole court. I was encouraged to develop my clinical skills and by April 2016, I was appointed to a regional resident experience team. Rather than listing all the reasons about why nursing within FSHC, and care homes, is such a rewarding experience, I think it will be more powerful to share with you just one short story.
A little while ago I carried out a pre-admission assessment for an older gentleman who was living with cancer. His cancer had progressed and he now required specialist palliative and end-of-life care. While talking with the gentleman I noticed that he appeared distracted. This was reasonable given his prognosis but I asked the gentleman if he was ok. I noticed he was looking out of the window, so I joined him and realised he was looking at dogs in a near-by park. I remarked that I would soon be walking my dog when I returned home. At this point the gentleman began to cry, he revealed that even though he knew he needed nursing care, he did not want to go into a care home because he didn’t want to be separated from his dog during his last days. The gentleman’s dog, Skye, was thirteen years old and had belonged to his recently deceased wife.
This shared communication between the gentleman and me set a chain of events in motion. These events culminated in Skye coming to live with the gentleman during his last days in our care home. All the care team helped with taking care of Skye. I even wrote care plans for Skye! For the final three weeks of the gentleman’s life, Skye was by his side. Talking about a good death sometimes seems unusual but this experience was so important to me as a nurse, a carer…a human being. When the gentleman passed away, he was listening to his favourite radio station and cuddling his dog Skye…just as he wanted.
Being a nurse at FSHC has been so rewarding and to share my knowledge and my passion with others is what I live for. Providing ‘special resident experiences’ is not just a mission statement, it is a way of life. I have been honoured to be heavily involved in the development of our care home assistant practitioners (CHAPs) at FSHC. This role has enabled be to facilitate the learning and development of others across England.
I am grateful to be working for a company who has the passion and enthusiasm for driving quality improvement in practice. I am excited for where four seasons is going and know we are putting the resident at the centre of everything we are doing.
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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Keresley Wood Care Home in Coventry, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Jayne Warwicker
Tamworth Road, Coventry, CV7 8JG