Private Care

What is private care?

Private care is the perfect way for your loved ones to receive the medical attention they need, while also continuing to live their lives with the dignity and all opportunities for happiness that they deserve.

Private care homes provide both personal and nursing care for elderly members of our society, to be looked after and supported by trained, care professionals on a full-time basis. There are many care homes available throughout the UK, offering a range of residentialnursingpalliativedementia, respite and other services.

Westgate Healthcare care homes offer excellent care and wellbeing to residents for elderly who are struggling to deal with day-to-day tasks such as cooking, eating and personal care. They can look forward to nutritional home-cooked meals, cosy and homely living quarters, round the clock care and staff who are passionate about their work – it’s no surprise that private care homes are becoming more popular with people throughout the country.

How can private care help you or your loved one?

Are you wanting your loved one to have a high standard of professional health care, attention and comfort in their older years? You should certainly consider private care homes, which can give them a new lease on life with the security, ease of living and care that they need.

Private care means they have round the clock care from trained healthcare professionals, have healthy and nutritious home-cooked food made for them at every meal of the day, and a range of activities that will develop new relationships and mental stimulation. You will have peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are in the best hands possible to meet their unique needs.

The focus in private care homes is not only on the physical health of residents but also looking after their mental wellbeing. In older adults, mental health is a growing concern, but we’re pleased to say that awareness is being brought to the subject in recent years. As such, more and more private care homes offer mental health assistance to residents. There are also a growing number of organisations such as Oomph Wellness and Age UK providing mental wellbeing awareness and courses within private care homes for nurses and other members of staff. This is an added advantage for them to learn more about the importance of mental and physical health, as well as how to improve homes to provide comfortable living conditions for residents.

Westgate’s private care homes in England

Westgate Healthcare has 8 care homes across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex offering private care, and we’re so proud of our homes and the care that they provide to residents. We’ve truly made it our cause to create the most comfortable, fun, personal and homely experience for each and every one of our residents!

It is important that older people in care homes have the opportunity to participate in activities that remind them of daily living, to maintain or aid in their emotional, imaginative, intellectual and mental wellbeing. We at Westgate Healthcare do our best to offer something for everyone, so that each experience is meaningful and tailored for each person. It’s the personal touches that count, like knowing how many sugars in your tea, putting on Coronation Street in the afternoon, or simply taking the time to chat to you about your day. We love to organise fun activities that will encourage physical and mental stimulation such as bakingBBQ’s in the summeranimal therapy, cooking, and gardening, to name just a few!

Care is at the heart of everything we do at Westgate, which is why we’re not only concerned with our residents’ physical health, but also with their mental and emotional wellbeing. We believe it’s so important to stimulate all these aspects. Westgate have teamed up with Oomph! Wellness to do just this. Find out more about our partnership here or by going to Oomph! Wellness’s website. At Westgate, we also have our ‘Wish Tree’ initiative, where residents can leave a ‘wish’ of theirs on the tree, an exciting innovation that assists making their lives the very best that they can be. You can see the Wish Tree for Ashview and Wish Tree for Kingfisher here to see this in action!

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