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. Our residents are involved in all aspects of home life.
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 standard. The conservatory was added in 2018, giving a light, airy communal space perfect for entertainments and activities and bringing the outside in - with access to our patio and gardens, both firm favourites to relax. The home was refurbished in 2020, with an upgrade of rooms and all communal areas. In 2022, our residents ran a project to redesign the garden, being involved in every step from the design of the walkways through wild meadows to areas of focus with seating, raised planting, the chickens and a pond. They oversaw the landscaping and have celebrated their achievements with families and visitors. They now hope to enter Leominster in Bloom in 2023.
Welcome to West Eaton. I joined the team initially as deputy manager and now I am the home manager.
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 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. This industry recognised kitemark of care excellence is awarded to care homes who have achieved the highest level of nursing and palliative / end of life care, supporting residents and their families.
In 2023 we were awarded a Carehome.co.uk Top 20 Care Home Award for the West Midlands. These awards recognise the most recommended care homes in their area and are based on independent reviews.
We are also winners at The National Association of Care Catering Awards in the Care Establishment of the Year category. The judges could see the high standard of food, with meals cooked from first principles incorporating home grown produce, along with a high level of resident involvement.
These awards are testament to our exceptional care and the dedication of our team.
"My mother spent a very happy last 18 months of her life here and really thrived in their care. She loved all the activities and we loved seeing what she was up to on the regular social media posts as the whole family felt that they could keep in touch with her this way. She had very personalised care right to the end and we couldn't have been happier with the care, compassion and dignity that she was shown. Wonderful staff and great setting. "FT, daughter of resident, March 2023
"My mother received outstanding care from all the staff at West Eaton. The nursing staff, the carers, the catering staff and the management team were most professional and no request was too much. They were always prepared to listen to any concerns and everyone was exceptionally kind to my mother. The activities organiser is a wonderful person and treats each resident as a member of her family. "DE, daughter of resident, April 2023
"I have been so impressed with West Eaton since my very first visit. The home is clean, light-filled and nice smelling. The residents are always treated with friendliness, dignity and compassion. The staff are amazing in the way they put the needs of the residents at the forefront of everything they do. There is a great sense of cooperation amongst the staff as they continue to provide superior care. "DL, volunteer, August 2023
"The experience here for my auntie has been excellent care from all the staff who are always trying to get her involved with activities. Trying different foods and diets. The staff even went up to the local town to get her different foods. "RS, niece of resident, October 2023
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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!