Woodlands Manor Care Home
Woodlands is a home in the true sense of the word; warm, comfortable and welcoming. We pride ourselves on the quality of the care and surroundings we provide, and on our attention to details – it’s the little things that matter. We have arranged our home to make it interesting, varied, surprising and stimulating. Woodlands has many original features you would expect to see from properties built around the 1900’’s and mixes theses with an exciting and progressive specialist dementia environment.
The communal areas of the home are themed; allowing our residents to relax with others and join in various avidities, where dedicated staff are on hand to assist with their individual needs. We have a 1950s reminiscence room with original features of TV, telephone, furniture and gramophone. There is also a light and airy garden room and family room. At Woodlands we know the importance of providing varied and interesting daily activities for our residents to promote well-being and purpose.
Each resident has a life book drawn up when they come into the home so we are aware of our residents’ history and hobbies they may have or perhaps introduce them to something new.
My mother has been resident here for almost a year. She has vascular dementia which is getting worse. Prior to entering Woodlands Manor, she was becoming gradually more insular and avoiding people. When my father died, I moved in with her as a full-time carer, his death caused a huge decline in her mental health to a point where she forgot him altogether, she became more frustrated with everyday tasks and eventually became quite violent, forcing a move to residential care.
When she moved into Woodlands for a few weeks respite while awaiting assessment, she started to come out of her shell. The staff were stimulating her interest in other people, she was in a caring and socially acceptable (to her) 'hotel' with minimal need to go home (her dementia had taken her back 60 years to her parents' house).
She is quite happy now, being looked after hand and foot, with active social interaction, good food and health care and a stable staffing structure without too much change