We think life is to be loved. Moving into residential care shouldn’t change that.
Of course, everyone has different interests, tastes and preferences. You’ll be pleased to know that because we provide maximum choice and variety, everyone who comes to live with us can have the lifestyle they prefer.
And then there’s our entertainment team. They work tirelessly and continuously to create a stimulating timetable of individual and group activities. Everything – of course – is optional, but we encourage involvement wherever it’s appropriate and beneficial.
We welcome suggestions and feedback from our residents and their families. If we can accommodate it, we make it happen.
Westgate Healthcare’s unique ‘Lifestyle Pioneer’ programme was created to empower the communities within our care homes by encouraging residents to embrace their passions and to take the lead in evolving their lifestyles by continuing to do the things that are special to them.
Each of the homes across the Westgate group will be empowering their residents to join the new Lifestyle Pioneer programme, whether they choose to become a Resident Gardener, Day Lounge Monitor, Event Pioneer or Food Critic – the roles are limitless!
Chatterbox is unique to Westgate Healthcare and is all about building meaningful relationships with our residents. The idea of Chatterbox is that at each staff handover, every member of our team will take a card from the box and ask their residents a question.
Encouraging conversations that are generated by a simple question helps us to get to know our residents, including what they like and dislike, their favourite memories, and their job prior to retirement.
The ‘About Me’ booklets offer our residents with an opportunity to share their hobbies and interests with the teams to build meaningful relationships. Our teams use the booklets to create activities and events that suit the hobbies and interests of each of our residents, and they make sure every resident is empowered to do the things they enjoy most. The booklets can be found in each of the residents’ rooms to ensure they are easily accessible.