A long established home providing nursing and residential care, set in a rural location yet just a stone’s throw from Leominster.
West Eaton is situated in a rural setting just outside Leominster, but within walking distance of the town centre.
The home has been converted to provide accommodation for 33 residents in both single and double rooms over 2 floors. As a smaller, more personable home, we provide the highest quality of care 24 hours a day in a happy and homely environment.
West Eaton is a long established home, with a stable and experienced staff of nurses. It has an enviable reputation in the area for being a happy and relaxed home. Our home offers both single and shared rooms, with the home being maintained to a high, but homely, standard. The conservatory was added in 2018, giving a light, airy communal space for perfect for entertainments and activities and bringing the outside in - with access to our patio and gardens, both firm favourites to relax in.
Welcome to West Eaton. I joined the team here in March 2019 having recently relocated from the South Coast.
Effective leadership and management in care are highly important to me and I consider them essential for the running of a good home. Building a strong, committed, well trained team who are competent in delivering truly compassionate care is my primary goal here and I ensure the team share these values. The West Eaton team promotes transparent communication, protecting those who are vulnerable and involving courageous conversations in pursuit of only the very best care for those whose home is West Eaton.
I maintain an open door policy and encourage interaction across the team and with residents and their families. Positivity, optimism and fun are at the heart of our warm and happy home. Please feel able to chat with me at any time.
I started my Nurse Training in 1985 and during my 28 years experience in the NHS, I was a Staff Nurse in a variety of clinical specialities before progressing to become a Ward Manager and then a Senior Clinical Site Manager. After moving into general management and managing hospital services for many years, I realised how much I missed clinical work and my nursing skills so I decided to leave the NHS and I began working in elderly care in 2015.
I am passionate about promoting choice and ensuring everyone living at West Eaton is treated with respect, where their dignity is maintained and they remain in complete control of their care and how they live their lives. This is home and we want our resident to feel happy and secure here, with their familiar things around them and enjoying their lives as they may chose. We tailor activities to groups and individuals and nobody is compelled to participate in a given programme. Uniqueness is respected, diversity is encouraged and we ensure people are treated as individuals living with the ageing process, not as victims of it.
We have long-standing and dedicated nursing teams in our homes, with many years of professional experience between them. This has enabled us in a number of our homes to have achieved the highest accreditation for nursing care, the Gold Standard Framework.
We have recently extended the communal area of our home and landscaped the gardens to provide a sensory garden for our residents with raised tubs and a large patio seating area.
"The quality and service at West Eaton House has exceeded all expectations. It is a great relief for the whole family to see Nan and Grandad being cared for so well. Since they moved in, we have seen a remarkable uptick in their health and happiness which speaks for itself"RJ, grandson of resident, August 2020
"I have nothing but praise for all the staff. They treat the residents with so much care, compassion and dignity. They always have a very friendly welcome and give you updates on the welfare of your relative. I feel like they are part of my family and I am so very grateful for all the care they give."HM, sister of resident, August 2020
"From the moment I stepped through the door, I was reassured. Mum moved in nearly 2 years ago and I cannot think of one thing that could have been done to improve her or my experience. Mum has been happy and expertly and lovingly cared for. It is certainly the best possible place for her and it has been a huge comfort for me. Big big thanks for all you have done and continue to do for mum and the rest of her family."SH, son of resident October 2020
"Dad has been a resident of West Eaton since the start of lockdown, which has naturally been quite difficult given all the associated restrictions. So whilst as his family, we have not been able to go inside the home and witness firsthand the running of the home and the interaction between residents and staff, we have been given a very good impression. Staff are always happy to receive telephone calls either for Dad himself or for me to enquire with them about his current health and I know they have made contact with other health care professionals in order to help him settle in. The activities co-ordinator seems to be doing a brilliant job. There are always various activities planned to keep residents engaged, shown by the many photographs on their Facebook page. This has been a fantastic way to give relatives insight into what goes on and see the occasional photos of our loved ones too. Just this week she has organised for Dad to send Mum an anniversary card. Thank you."LW, daughter of resident, October 2020
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We pride ourselves in person-centred care and have activities and events to suit everyone.
We conduct many one to one sessions to discuss with our residents which activities they would like to partake in and also their hobbies and interests.
We have close links within the local community including our local church and schools and choirs who regularly entertain residents. Beat It! give regular drumming sessions and X-press Yourself! dance help our residents flex and strengthen their muscles in their fun and interactive sessions.
We encourage friends and family to take part in our social activities, and are keen to help arrange birthday parties and special events. We celebrate Christmas and Easter, hold an annual Summer fete and hold themed evenings to which all are invited. Entertainers singing the classic are hugely popular events.
We also encourage residents into the garden as much as possible. We have a well-being garden and a vegetable garden and a large sunny patio. Residents love to grow their own vegetables which our chef uses in the menus. Our chickens are also a big draw to the garden and residents help collect the eggs and look after them.
Lastly, we use iPads to help our residents stay in touch with family and friends, using email and printing off the photos we are sent.
We would love to hear from you and discuss any questions you have and to help you make the right decision for you or your loved one.
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Phone: 01568 610395 Email:Worcester Road, Leominster, HR6 0QJ Follow us on Facebook!