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Westwood House Care Home in East Kilbride

East Milton Grove, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, G75 8SN
Dementia care
Learning disabilities
Mental health care
Nursing care
Palliative care
Respite care

Finding a nursing home that feels special is never easy, but rest assured we are here to help. Tucked away in a peaceful spot of East Kilbride, Westwood House has a wonderful homely atmosphere. To many of our residents’ loved ones it feels like a second home.

Our amazing care staff

Visitors often comment on the warm and welcoming atmosphere, and that’s down to our team. Caring for our residents with kindness, compassion and dignity comes as second nature. Some of our team have been at Westwood House for over 10, 15 and even 20 years, providing that familiar face and continuity when it comes to our everyday care.

The warm and friendly home we’ve created is as much a home for relatives as it is for our residents. Many of our residents’ loved ones help out as volunteers during excursions. We also have a kind-hearted relative, who visits every month to run our gents’ club. They love to watch sports, play cards and dominoes while having a chat over a pint, just as they would have done before moving into nursing care.  

Always so much to do at Westwood House Care Home

Every one of our residents is unique and so are the things they like to do. Our activities team works hard to enrich the lives of the people we care for, making sure they are happy and fulfilled, and most importantly spend their days as they choose. This was highlighted in our recent Care Inspectorate report, which rated the home and team good in every area.

Our care home’s south facing gardens are glorious and a haven for birds. We have a volunteer who keeps them looking splendid ready for the summer months. With raised planters, residents in wheelchairs or those with higher nursing care needs can help to maintain the beds. Beautifully landscaped, there is a rockery and a large seating area, making this area a hotspot for summer gatherings.

We also welcome representatives from church groups along, who perform regular services in the heart of the care home especially for our residents, including a monthly Mass. A mobile hairdresser also visits each week.

Every week our residents enjoy being pampered. A lady comes to Westwood House and other care and nursing homes in East Kilbride for massages, Reiki and reflexology. This supports our dedication to CAPA (Care about Physical Activity), a programme led by the Care Inspectorate. CAPA encourages people living in care homes to move little and often to increase well-being and mobility. Supporting our residents to keep moving, whether simply stretching their arms or something a little more energetic, works wonders for their independence. One gentleman who moved into Westwood House following a stroke was unable to walk. With our encouragement and support he now proudly walks on his own, with the help of a stick.

A lovely activity our residents enjoyed last Christmas was a trip in a limousine to see the festive lights. They felt like royalty! And talking of royalty, another very popular visitor to the home is Princess, a miniature pony from Healing Hooves. Princess is so dainty she can even go into our residents’ bedrooms.

Out and about in East Kilbride

There is plenty to do outside the home. We support our residents to go shopping in East Kilbride and often visit the local cinema. There are also some lovely parks nearby, as well as tea shops and cafés in the old town. Some of our more mobile residents support our team to walk the home’s dog ‘Chalkie’. A cross between a Chihuahua and a Yorkshire, when she’s not venturing out Yorkie is the perfect lap dog.

Westwood House is just a short distance from Sanctuary Care’s Forefaulds Care Home and Abercorn House Care Home in Lanarkshire.

Hearty home-cooked cuisine

Mealtimes are a very popular time of the day! Our chef prepares delicious, seasonal menus, filled with everything from hearty homemade stews and soups, to Friday fish and chips and curries for those who prefer something a little more spicy.

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Latest Care Inspectorate Report

4th July 2019

Westwood House, Kilbride (PDF 354KB)


Stories from the home

Sanctuary Care staff looking at a book

A fantastic team

Our experienced staff care for our residents with compassion and dignity.

Dining area at Westwood House

Food for thought

With traditional homemade cooking, mealtimes are a popular part of the day at Westwood House!  

Facilities at this home

Accommodation

  • Conservatory
  • Dining room
  • Ensuite
  • Garden
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Lounges
  • Wheelchair accessible garden

Activities

  • Choir
  • Community events
  • Dancing
  • Flower Arranging
  • Movies
  • Nail care
  • Pet therapy
  • Quizzes

Care and support

  • Chiropody
  • Dental care
  • Hairdressing
  • Home cooked meals
  • Key worker
  • Optical care
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Respite Care
Care staff

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Address

East Milton Grove
East Kilbride
Lanarkshire
G75 8SN
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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:
NOTICE TO VISITORS

At Sanctuary Care our number one priority is to keep our residents, their relatives and our staff safe.

With the increasing number of reported cases of Coronavirus in the UK, we have taken the difficult decision to minimise all non-essential visits to our residential and nursing homes until further notice. These include routine visits from loved ones and friends, entertainers, hairdressers, work experience students and school parties.

We have not taken this decision lightly and understand this will be upsetting for relatives who want to visit loved ones. We do feel this is the best way to keep our residents safe and is one of many proactive, preventative measures we are taking to stop this infection getting into our homes.

We do hope you understand why we are taking these precautions. Please don’t hesitate to call if you would like to speak to us directly if you have any questions or concerns.

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