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 from local theatre groups, and visits from local schoolchildren and community groups.
We have visits from local pet therapy groups who bring in dogs, cats and rabbits, much to the delight of the residents. We've even had tarantulas and snakes visit us too.
We love to show off our home and regularly have events for the local community. These have included open days, barbecues, summer fetes, Christmas parties, and even a sports competition with another Care UK care home nearby.
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. And sometimes, for a change of scene, we like to pop over to a nearby restaurant or cafe for lunch.
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 every week.