Dementia Care Residential Care Respite Care Day Care Woodlands Club
The Woodlands Residential Care Home is a family owned and run business in a beautiful part of Ickenham.
We are committed to providing high standards and continuous improvement to ensure residents receive a good quality of care, in a friendly and comfortable environment, 24 hours a day.
Our philosophy is that all residents shall be treated as individuals, with dignity, respect and privacy. They shall have all their rights maintained, and live as full and active life as their physical and mental health allows.
Our highly trained staff’s role is not just to give quality of care to the sick, but also to promote health and independence to our residents.
Our goal is to become a home from home for all our residents by providing a welcoming, caring, stimulating and homely environment in which each person feels safe and relaxed. We aspire to maintain our reputation in the care home marketplace for delivering high quality and cost effective care.
Manager, Woodlands Care Home
At Woodlands, we want to ensure each resident feels at home and believe by letting residents bring personal items to brighten their own room helps them settle in enormously. Listed below are some of the little things we do to ensure each resident leads as normal a life as possible.
- Own GP if required
- Own furniture if wished
- Activities and outings
- Garden for residents
- Telephone point
- Television Point in own room
- Wheelchair access
Our long-stay residents enjoy an ambience and environment from ‘home to home’ with assistance from qualified, caring and dedicated staff 24 hours per day, recognising that every day is special, with us all becoming one family.
We are the guests. Woodlands is the Home of our residents, with which we are privileged to provide care for residents who have chosen Woodlands as their home.
Woodlands is able to offer short-stay care (respite) with arrangements for elderly persons (65+) who may need assistance for a limited time.
We aim for our newly arrived guests to have recuperation, rest, joyful times. When the time arrives when their respite comes to an end, they take home wonderful memories, feel good and rejuvenated.
All our respite guests will receive 24 hour care and provision of the same facilities as our long stay residents, to which friendships are formed.
“Good Company in a Journey makes the Way seem Shorter” Izaak Walton
All our respite guests are welcome to continue to keep in touch with us all and to revisit.
Woodlands Day Centre is a new community service in Ickenham, specialising in providing a variety of life enhancing activities covering all aspects of social interaction and stimulation. Guests can enjoy different activities throughout the day in the company of like-minded people.
At Woodlands Day Centre, we offer the highest standard of care and attention. This is provided by fully qualified activity co-ordinators and care staff.
We try to make it possible for our residents to live their lives as fully as possible.
In particular, we do the following:
- Dedicated activities organiser
- Encourage social, cultural and leisure interests
- Organise group activities both inside and outside the home
- Help with existing hobbies, pursuits and relationships
- Internal social activities along with events involving other organisations and volunteers
- Regular visits from the mobile library service
- Ensure that the home is a real part of the local community
- Residents’ birthdays are celebrated with drinks, cards, cake and a small gift from Woodlands
We aim to give residents and relatives opportunities to participate in many aspects of life in the home. In particular, residents are regularly consulted both individually and corporately about planning social activities, reviews of menus, interior decorating etc.
We hope that friendships among residents will develop and that they will enjoy being part of a family, but there is no compulsion on a resident to join in any of the communal social activities.
Our objective is always to make the process of managing and running the home as transparent as possible, and to ensure that the home has an open, positive and inclusive atmosphere.
Residents are given every possible help to maintain the links they wish to retain with their families and friends outside the home.
If a resident wishes, their friends and relatives are welcome to visit at any time convenient to them and to become involved in daily routines and activities.
If they wish to be represented in any dealings with the home by a nominated friend, relative, professional person or advocate; we will respect their wishes and offer all necessary facilities.
Residents who wish to practise their religion will be given every possible help and facility. In particular we will do the following:
- We will try to arrange transport for residents to any local place of worship if required.
- If asked to we will make contact with any local place of worship on a resident’s behalf. We are happy to try to arrange for a minister or a member of the relevant congregation to visit a resident who would like this.
- In the public areas of the home we celebrate the major annual Christian festivals. Residents have the opportunity to participate or not as they wish.
Particular care will be taken to try to meet the needs of residents from other faiths. These should be discussed with the manager before admission.
“Woodlands Care Home is a very welcoming and friendly care home. The care home staff have always presented as approachable and professional, and extremely caring. The care home is extremely well led and managed, and the management team are accessible and very approachable striving to provide outstanding care on all occasions. Care Home staff appear compassionate and very supportive to not only residents but also family members. Woodlands Care Home welcome support from all multidisciplinary team members to enhance and provide effective and personalised care for all residents. The team always engage effectively and are keen to engage in training and development of staff members”.
“We have a long association with Woodlands Care Home with Ernie and subsequently Doreen, his wife, residing at Woodlands, both suffering with dementia. Over the years we’ve observed the hard work and ongoing efforts of the management and team to offer the best possible care and facilities for the benefit of the residents, with a focus on continuous improvement. We commend all the dedicated staff who take such good care of Doreen. We would especially like to praise and thank the entire team for going the extra mile to keep their residents safe over the worrying Covid-19 period”.
“It’s lovely to hear from you and to remember how very kind everybody at Woodlands was and how they made the last year of my June’s life so caring, happy and comfortable. I will indeed take you up on your very kind offer and make a point of visiting Woodlands soon – I’ll try and make it when Len and Ken are visiting and playing the piano - I do hope they are still managing to do that. They always created a lovely warm welcoming atmosphere at which point my June would do her ‘Mrs Bouquet or is Mrs Bucket’ impersonation and try and look down on everybody thoroughly enjoying themselves singing the old songs and then out of the blue Ken or Len would play her favourite ‘Any Old Iron’ at which point June would burst into song and give her personal rendition of just how it should be sunk – she absolutely loved it! Looking forward to the visit. Love and regards to all the team”.