Provider Name: The Leaders Of Worship And Preachers Homes
Care home beds: 26
Westerley was formally a private house until purchased by Mutual Aid Homes. It was opened in May 1955 as a care home for elderly Methodist (or Wesleyan Reform) Local Preachers, their widows, widowers or dependants. Any other person may now be welcomed into residence if they support the fundamental values of life in a Christian Community. Over the years, the establishment has been extended and updated to provide excellent care accommodation for up to 26 elderly people. It is registered with the Care Quality Commission for 26 elderly residents (category OP).
Residents are accommodated in 25 single rooms, but the Home is also registered to accept one married couple if they wish to be accommodated in a double room. All rooms have ensuite facilities and some also have a shower. All rooms are fitted with a telephone connection point, a TV aerial socket and a call bell system to enable residents to summon assistance from staff if required. All rooms are designed to accommodate disabled residents, but if specialist equipment is required it can be organised.
Resident’s bedrooms are situated on the ground and first floor, the latter of which is served by a passenger lift; however there is a feature staircase for the more able bodied.
Family and friends are most welcome to visit the home from 7am to 9.30pm, They are also welcome to join their loved ones for a meal if they so wish, but booking for this must be done prior to visit. We do have over night accommodation available for anyone wishing to stay in the home but please make enquires prior to visit to ensure accommodation is available.
On the ground floor (from the main entrance) a large lounge overlooks the front and side of the building. Contained in this room is a large flat screen television and a loop system for those who may be hard of hearing. A little further down the main corridor is the large well appointed dining room and at the end of the corridor overlooking the rear garden is our sun lounge which has a southerly aspect. The views are to the rear of the gardens, patio area and summer house. We have also incorporated an external canopy which provides shade for when able to sit on the patio area. Our gardens are well very stocked and well maintained.
The home has extensive car parking in its grounds. Woodhall Spa has two medical practices, the largest of which is within 4 minutes walking distance, and a dental practice which is also close by. We have two Podiatrists that attend six-weekly, a hairdresser that visits fortnightly, mobile library offering a large range of books, normal and large print are available and books can also be ordered if not available.
Our aim is to provide comfort, safety and security for our residents and along with encouraging them to maintain their independence within the framework of Christian community living by taking part in the daily life of the Home and, if they so desire, to contribute to the local Churches.
Some of the services and facilities we provide are:
- Large comfortable communal lounge, with TV and loop system for those hard of hearing
- Spacious dining room, which makes mealtimes leisurely, relaxed and informal, a favourite time for a chat
- Roomy conservatory / Sun lounge with deep windows, with a southerly aspect with views over the extensive private garden. We have also incorporated an external canopy to provide shade when sitting on the patio
- Mobile library (orders can be placed for anything not already available in normal and large print)
- Visiting chiropodist (included in fees)
- Hairdressing room (fortnightly visits by professional hairdresser)
- Regular entertainment programme throughout the year, supported by our Pastoral committee.
- residents Internet café, including laptop facilities for residents to use equipment in the privacy of their rooms.
- wi-fi access throughout the home to enable residents/family to internet access
- access to digital communication such as Skype, for voice and video calling
- The Home is situated on level ground with drop off and pick up facilities, and ample car parking facilities.
Activities and outings are organised to encourage residents to keep active and enjoy a good quality of life. We have a Social Committee who help to organise various activities such as beetle drive, scrabble, carpet bowls, flower arranging etc. Quizzes, slide shows, talks and musical evenings are always very popular.
Regular outings include:
- Seasonal drives around the Lincolnshire Wolds, to appreciate the countryside and the profusion of flowers at different times of the year.
- Shopping in Boston.
- Lunch at Centenary Church.
- Visits to Garden Centres and other places of interest.
- A short time of devotions is held daily and Communion is celebrated monthly. The home is very much part of the local Methodist Church and Circuit and some residents are active Local Preachers. Transport is arranged to take residents to church on Sundays.
Please contact the Home Manager on 01526 352231 for availability and any other questions or queries you may have. It may be possible for a representative of Westerley Christian Care Homes to visit you at home to tell you more about life in our Homes and to assist you in completing the application forms.
If you would like any advice on funding your placement, please feel free to contact either our Office on 01702 342059 or the Home Manager
OverallRead overall summary
We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to look at the overall quality of the service, and to provide a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.
This inspection took place on 8 June 2016 and was unannounced. The inspection was completed by an inspector and an expert by experience. An expert by experience is a person who has personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses this type of care service.
Before the inspection, the provider completed a Provider Information Return (PIR). This is a form that asks the provider to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and what improvements they plan to make. We used this information to help plan our inspection.
We also looked at notifications which we held about the organisation. Notifications are events which have happened in the service that the provider is required to tell us about, and information that had been sent to us by other agencies.
During our inspection we observed care in the home and spoke with the registered manager, their deputy and three members of care staff. We spoke with five people who used the service, one relative and a visiting professional. We also looked at four peopleâs care plans and records of staff training, audits and medicines.
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