Lakelands offers Residential, Short stay services, Lakelands is a spacious and well maintained home. Set within spacious grounds, the home has several lounges and dining areas of different sizes, including a TV lounge. It is situated in Higher Ince, approximately one mile from both Wigan and Hindley town centres. Local shops, a supermarket and local amenities are within walking distance and there is a main bus route close by.
Lakelands is managed by Gillian King, an experienced and qualified care professional, who has an excellent track record across a number of homes.
Lakelands has 40 single rooms. All rooms have television points.There are a number of pleasant lounge areas and dining rooms throughout the home One of the lounges is fitted with a hearing loop, a discreet device to improve sound reception and aid those with hearing difficulties. There are pleasant enclosed gardens surrounding the home. These include raised flower beds for residents to tend if they wish and a water feature with a bird bath and feeder. Outside seating areas are available, including a large gazebo.
Additional services available to residents include a hairdresser who visits once a week, and newspaper and magazine deliveries, which are arranged through a local newsagent. These are charged on a weekly basis as used. There is also a shop trolley service for items such as greetings cards, toiletries, drinks and confectionery.
A wide range of activities are offered at Lakelands, and the programme is designed to match residents’ preferences. Current activities taking place within the home include bingo, quizzes, Music to Movement, ball exercise activities, interactive games on play stations e.g. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. The home also hosts karaoke, themed parties, entertainers, singers, afternoon cream teas, pamper days, baking, carpet bowls, lawn croquet, board games and crafts. Excursions are organised to local pubs, restaurants and attractions such as the Manchester War Museum, Rivington Barn, local parks and garden centres, Blackpool, Southport, Wigan Town centre and to Christmas shows.
All food is freshly prepared on site and a varied menu is offered. Drinks and snacks are available throughout the day, and we cater for all special dietary requirements. There is a first floor kitchen for use by residents, family and friends.
The local Church of England and Roman Catholic Church hold a monthly service and communion in the home. Upon request, community transport is provided for residents who wish to attend local churches.
Lakelands is well served by local amenities, including shops, a library offering a number of services, the family community centre, clinic and churches. There is also a nearby shopping centre which provides mobility scooters and a community rugby club with senior citizen days. We are also close to Ince Park, Haigh Hall Country Park and Wigan Park. The home enjoys good rail and bus links, and there is ample parking on site.