Enquiries: 01449 781691
Westhorpe Hall, Westhorpe,
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 4SS
Home from home care
Life at Westhorpe Hall
"Westhorpe Hall provides all the services and activities to ensure our residents enjoy their stay with us."
We believe in providing good food and plenty of choice, with fresh country fare being our stock in trade.
We use nearby Rolfes of Walsham for much of our produce and we pride ourselves on the quality of the cooking we serve from our modern kitchen. Also we have achieved and maintain a 5-star hygiene rating.
Snacks are available between meals, while drinks are provided around the clock.
Leisure and activities
Our Activities Co-ordinator has established an excellent programme of activities for individuals or groups within Westhorpe Hall. This includes sing-a-longs and quizzes, acts by local entertainers and visits by members of the local community.
There are opportunities for arts and crafts activities. Then, for the more agile and sporting, there are gentle exercise activities too.
Aside from nature rambles for those who can manage them, for all there is also the fascinating chance to see the farm's birds (Barn Owls, Blue Tits, Kestrels and Robins) on their nests during the breeding season, courtesy of our live video camera.
We are introducing a regular excursions programme to local places of interest.
We will use wheelchair accessible vehicles to enable all of our residents to take part, irrespective of their physical abilities. Currently the Manager is also helping to develop our programme for residents to access the natural world around Westhorpe Hall.
Medical and Health Services
All of our residents have access to all NHS services. They can either retain their own GP, if this is agreeable, or register with our local GP who visits on a weekly basis.
Full medical services are available whenever required - we work with multi-agency teams to ensure our residents' wellbeing. We also have regular visiting services from a chiropodist, optician and dentist. Private therapeutic techniques such as aromatherapy, reflexology etc. can also be arranged.
We will set up and staff will attend any external medical or health appointment with a resident that is within a reasonable distance from the Hall.
Residents will be entitled to be responsible for their own medication if they so wish, but there are strict rules that apply to medication and we will undertake an assessment at the time of admission to see how well they are able to manage this. We abide by the full medication regulations, all staff are trained to apply appropriate medication and we operate the Boots' Monitored Dosage System (MDS).
A request for a formal review of medication will be asked of the Hall’s GP at least once a year.
We maintain a list of ‘homely’ remedies that can be used in agreement with our GP.
Along with our residential care we are happy to consider respite care as well. When there is room we can consider short-term, time-limited respite breaks that can be so valuable to caregivers.
If you would like to discuss respite care please call us on 01449 781691.
If you wish, we are happy to hold small quantities of money on behalf of our residents to cover the purchase of those little items that make a big difference, whenever they need them.
Newspapers and magazines
We have an arrangement with our local newsagent who delivers papers daily or as and when needed. Any magazine and national, regional or local paper can be ordered and charged for accordingly.
A full laundry service is provided within the Home at no additional charge. Dry cleaning can also be arranged and is charged at cost.
There is a weekly salon.
Religion & Cultural Observance
We ensure that residents' wishes are known and understood in relation to their religious and cultural practices and make every effort to ensure that attendance at religious services are possible. All forms of religious belief are honoured and ministers representing a chosen religion can be met at any time in a private room.
There are regular Anglican Communion Services in the home for those who wish to attend.
We are happy to consider accommodating small, well-behaved pets subject to the number of pets already being accommodated. Residents will remain responsible for food and vet bills etc. Relatives and friends may also bring pets when visiting, provided they are well behaved.