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At Willowcroft, we strive to improve services user’s life’s so that they can lead an independent and could would fulfilling life. Melanie, our extremely passionate and committed Home Manager leads and drives our team to provide high quality care.
Our state of art care home offers the latest in luxurious living: All bedrooms have en-suite facilities. We work closely with market leaders in the architectural and design industries to create home environments that enable people who are living with Mental Health Conditions and Dementia to find their way around independently.
We use this background to create supportive and enabling environments that preserve each resident’s sense of identity in a way that feels right for them. This may involve personalising a room or filling a memory box, whatever it takes to make the move to a new home as smooth as possible for residents and their loved ones.
Step inside Willowcroft and be prepared to leave the typical view of care homes behind. Our homes are modern, spacious and provide a comfortable and safe environment for our residents to live in.
At Willowcroft we offer a warm and friendly welcome, with cosy and inviting lounges and communal spaces. We encourage residents to bring in their own personal belongings including small furniture to help make the environment feel as homely as possible. We offer a warm and friendly welcome to all who visit our home.
Mental Health Care
Willowcroft is a registered Care home for Mental Health Conditions, which require more complex healthcare needs that can seriously affect daily living and quality of life.
We provide person centred care and support with a focus on outcomes to achieve ‘self-defined recovery’ that considers how each person wants to live within the context of their mental health condition. We team up with case workers, social workers, family members to work with residents to reach their goals.
We provide Nursing care to service users with more complex healthcare and rehabilitation needs, which cannot be provided at home.
The service includes frequent and complex medication regimes; regular wound care which can only be provided under the supervision of a qualified nurse where constant assessment, monitoring and care planning is essential.
Nursing staff are available 24 hours a day seven days a week across both home, who specialise in providing therapeutic and enabling care for our residents and are supported by teams of highly skilled healthcare workers who assist with all aspects of personal care and support to ensure our residents receive the very best care and attention.
We offer a specialised service for people living with dementia and our aim is to make our home your home.
We focus on a person’s key strengths, helping resident’s live active and fulfilling lives. Residents experiencing dementia can have difficulty communicating, which in turn can lead to a sense of isolation. Our teams are there to help find ways in which they can re-engage with their families, friends and the community as a whole.
Respite care is a service for people who wish to stay with us on a short term basis. This can be for people who need a little extra support whilst recovering from an illness or operation and can be for two weeks or a few months. Respite stays can also be arranged to give the carer of someone who is unable to look after themselves a well-earned rest.
At Willowcroft, we firmly believe that the body and the mind are very closely linked and that keeping the body active, even for those who are perhaps less mobile than they once were, can also do wonders for their state of mind. As such, we have an Activities Team whose role it is to run a programme of pastimes to stimulate both body and mind.
We like to keep things varied, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy:
- Live music and dancing
- Bingo, quizzes, card games, arts & crafts
- Local day trips
- Reminiscence Therapy
- Light aerobic exercise to music
- Visits from local religious figures
We are also able to offer the following additional services:
- Physiotherapy, Occupational and Speech Therapy
- Aromatherapy & Reflexology
- Library Services
- Outings/Social Activities
At Willowcroft we understand the importance of good nutrition; we provide a healthy and well balanced diet, by catering for specific needs and cultural preferences.
We encourage our residents to contribute to menu plans; this ensures everyone gets to eat the food they enjoy. Our chefs will often sit down with residents to chat about what they’re enjoying and not enjoying.
Willowcroft have purchased a cooker, which is located on the mental health unit to help encourage residents to prepare and cook their own meals with staff guidance. The aim is to build and maintain life skills.