Westy Hall is a purpose-built residential care home approximately two miles from the centre of Warrington town centre and one mile from Latchford village. The home includes a ten bed household called The Hollies, specifically catering for people with dementia. There are 39 single rooms. All rooms have television points. There are a number of lounge areas and dining rooms around the building, one is fitted with a hearing loop, a discreet device to improve sound reception and aid those with hearing difficulties. The hair salon on the first floor is a purpose-built and comfortable room, with visits from a trained hairdresser twice a week. An activities room is situated upstairs, furnished with table and chairs, in addition to comfortable seating, to enable the residents to participate in arts and crafts activities. Tea and coffee making facilities are available here. There are pleasant gardens to relax in, which can be easily accessed by those Residents requiring the use of a wheelchair. We have a separate garden for those people who live in the dementia unit, which provides a safe and secure outside area. There is a resident smoking area outdoors and staff will accommodate any smoking residents with access to this area if needed.
Additional services available to residents include a hairdresser who visits twice a week and newspaper and magazine deliveries which are arranged through a local newsagent. These services are charged on a weekly basis as used. The activity co-ordinator will accompany residents who wish to go shopping or collect items for them.
Westy’s activities co-ordinator works closely with residents, their families and the care teams to arrange activities and outings that reflect residents’ interests. Events currently taking place regularly include exercises, crosswords and word searches, bingo, pampering sessions, and coffee mornings. Residents are also able to go shopping and to tea dances on a weekly basis. Outings and social events are also regularly organised and include day trips, garden parties, karaoke and social evenings.
The home operates Marvellous Mealtimes initiative, with meals being served in a pleasant and relaxed manner, and a social atmosphere is promoted. Menus are varied on a five week cycle and all special dietary requirements are catered for.
A quiet room is available for residents and there are good links with local churches.
Westy is located in the residential area of Latchford, with a corner shop just five minutes’ walk away. Latchford village is a ten minute walk and offers supermarkets, restaurants, take aways, post office, florists, and a clothes shop. In the surrounding area, there are a number of public walkways, and a large park close by. The main bus route into Warrington town centre is just across the road.