At The Burroughs care home in West Drayton, many residents discover a whole new lease of life after moving in.
We ensure that residents at the care home get to do all the great things they used to do before they joined us – and more. We support them to continue enjoying their lifelong hobbies and many take the opportunity to explore new interests.
Close to home
We plan each week’s activities in advance around residents’ interests, from baking, skittles, gentle exercise, gardening and crafts, to reminiscence sessions and performances.
During COVID, we’ve done our best to keep life as normal as fulfilling for residents as we can. That’s included adapting activities, such as sports and exercise, so it’s socially distanced and safe, and using home tablets to bring entertainment into the home and stay connected by new means. Of course, when the weather’s good, we’ve also been able to enjoy relaxing and playing games outside in the home’s beautiful garden space.
Getting out and about
We’re very lucky with our location: there’s plenty to do close by, including the lido in Ruislip and the Beck Theatre in Hayes. Only slightly further afield are the attractive villages and towns of Buckinghamshire and Berkshire with their cafes and shops, and we’ve even been down to Brighton on a summer day trip. We also need little encouragement to head into London to enjoy its tourist attractions and shows – everyone loves a light-hearted play or musical.
Food, health and wellbeing
Every meal or afternoon tea is a highlight at The Burroughs. Our catering team prepares all our dishes from quality fresh and seasonal ingredients and there’s always lots of choice and plenty to go around. Our chef likes to keep up with residents’ tastes and will cater for all sorts of dietary requirements.
We always make sure we’re all home for the many healthcare and wellbeing professionals who stop by to check that our residents are fit and well. Local GPs and physiotherapists to opticians and chiropodists come and see us regularly.