At our Middlesbrough care home we tailor every aspect of care to residents’ needs.
We deliver personalised care using life story work, to find out about a person’s personality and lifestyles choices. This enables the team to create a lifestyle plan to support residents to enjoy meaningful experiences and activities that reflect their unique interests.
Fun activities for everyone
Some of the regular activities we offer include card making, painting, memory games and quizzes.
We love seeing the smiles on residents’ faces when they spend time with animals and we have a lovely Pets As Therapy dog who comes to visit. She’s called Judy and she belongs to one of our team members.
A local school designed a mosaic for our large garden and residents have also made their own mosaic of the home’s name, which is displayed in reception.
We encourage residents to be active in the everyday running of the home, for example; peeling vegetables for dinner or helping to bake cakes. This activity based care approach is about giving residents a sense of purpose and helping them to retain their independence. Our day guests can also enjoy all of the activities, facilities and services that we offer.
Food and family at The Willows
Mealtimes are always a sociable event, but we also have special evenings where residents can enjoy a dinner with their loved ones. They're called 'Come dine with us' nights and residents invite their relatives to come to the home to enjoy a fine dining experience together.
We also host pie and peas suppers for relatives so that residents can maintain connections with loved ones while enjoying delicious meals made by our talented chefs.
Services and support
Many people keep their own local GP when they come to live at The Willows and we also have a GP who visits the home weekly. A chiropodist visits us regularly and a hairdresser comes to our salon every Tuesday. Representatives from local places of worship are always happy to visit residents when asked.
We'll happily arrange any healthcare appointments that residents need and we are conveniently located next to the Woodside Memory Clinic and close to Saint Luke's Hospital and the James Cook University Hospital.
The Willows - part of the community
We encourage and help residents to maintain links with the local Middlesbrough community. Children from a nearby school come to the home at special times of the year, such as Christmas and Easter, to sing carols and entertain residents. We also have regular visits from the Salvation Army orchestra, Rotary club members and amateur dramatics groups.
Residents and the team at The Willows often get involved with charitable causes and community events too. Earlier this year, we welcomed visitors from the Community Campus charity to our home. The charity, which helps to house and train young homeless people in Teeside were delighted to visit the home for a tea party with residents.