Visitors to Westerleigh are always assured a warm and friendly, good old north-east ‘How are you doing, how can we help you?’ sort of greeting. People say we’re very friendly and welcoming, because we are!
The staff are very ‘hands-on’ when they interact with residents. For them, it’s much more than just looking after them, they treat them like their own family, and that makes for a lovely ambience in the Home. It is genuinely true to say that our residents are loved.
We have an open door policy for residents’ families and friends, and we try our best to build a close relationship with them.
We place a lot of emphasis on activities to keep the residents stimulated, with things like knit ‘n’ natter sessions, exercises, excursions, picnics, movie night, dominoes and painting. Some of the residents go to the local market every Thursday, and a few go to the pub now and then.
The residents also get involved in the running of the Home. Sometimes they join the Manager on job interview panels. We have a Westerleigh newsletter, and residents help with the post, do gardening, and also help with activities.
We also encourage links with the community, and we have groups come in from local schools, colleges and churches.
Westerleigh Care Home is located in County Durham and situated in Stanley, close to the local market. An ex colliery village, Stanley has a very friendly, warm and close-knit community feel to it.
Akari Care is a family of Residential Care Homes spread across the UK, with the largest concentration of homes in the north-east. We choose the word ‘family’ with good reason, because in many ways it epitomises our values. Each Care Home we view as an extended family, bringing together residents and their families, our colleagues in care, clinicians, hairdressers, commissioners and CQC regulators, members of the local community – the list goes on. In this way, we are able to create a warm and inclusive environment in which our residents can feel a real sense of security and belonging, while at the same time retaining their dignity and self-respect.
We never compromise on the quality of our services, nor would you expect us to. Our extended team includes trusted GPs, Dentists, Chiropodists and Dieticians, who all work hard to improve our residents’ quality of life. Our dementia Care Homes have qualified, dedicated staff who help people to maintain their identity and dignity. With a focus on living life to the fullest, our homes offer activities such as hairdressing salons, bars, cinemas, gardening, and cooking courses to name just a few!
We have a dedicated and caring staff, a homely and friendly atmosphere, and high standards of cleanliness and care.
The central focus of everything we do is the wellbeing of our residents, to ensure that they remain physically and mentally active, are fulfilled and happy, and feel cared for and, loved as part of the Bridge View family.
We’d love to hear from you as we look for people that share our passion for providing the best care for our residents. Why not apply for one of the above jobs or call us for more information about the role.