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White Horse Way
A warm welcome to our home
Nestled below the famous White Horse, the historic market town of Westbury is home to Watersmead. This well-established care home is a traditional build which is perfectly located in a residential location, close to local amenities. A long-standing asset to the local community, Watersmead offers compassionate, person-centred residential, dementia and respite care for up to 50 residents.
- Long Term Dementia
- Dementia Respite
- Long Term Residential
- Residential Respite
This delightful home features two relaxing lounges, one of which contains a kitchenette, allowing residents to access tea and coffee at their leisure. The large, bright, communal dining hall is perfect for hosting families and evenings of entertainment.
Individual rooms are thoughtfully furnished with plenty of space for residents to personalise their room to their tastes and preferences, bringing a little slice of their former home to their new residence.
Watersmead’s residents benefit from a generous amount of outdoor space, with a large lawn area, patios, a large tranquil pond, a courtyard with raised planters for the greener fingered residents to utilise and a sensory garden tucked away in a quiet corner.
Services & Facilities
About the team
Our friendly, professionally trained team are on hand 24 hours a day, ensuring residents spend their day as they wish and enabling them to enjoy a fulfilling and independent lifestyle.
The attentive team focus on the individual needs of residents, with a tailored care plan for each person. They aim to improve quality of life for those who live at Watersmead by providing care, activities and other services around each resident’s needs and wishes. The team at Watersmead create an ambience which leaves its residents feeling contented, valued and joyful.
Meet the team
The talented chef and kitchen team prepare tasty, home-cooked meals on site daily from our own kitchens. We source quality produce for our excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. All-day dining is available for lighter meals and snacks and all dishes are carefully balanced to get the best nutritional value and cater for individual dietary requirements and preferences.
Seasonal produce is chosen whenever possible and of course, relatives and friends are always welcome to join us. The menus change daily, and the kettle is always on. Our chef bakes every day so there is always a fresh cake to enjoy.
Residents are also encouraged to help prepare their own food and to make snacks whenever they choose.
Residents can enjoy social activities within the home every day. An accessible minibus is often used for trips to local places of interest, supported by the team.
The dedicated Activities Co-ordinators are here to make life as enjoyable and varied as possible and they work in partnership with residents to shape the schedules of activities. Here is a sample of activities they might organise:
- Trips to local attractions, for example garden centres or cinemas
- Visit from Pets as Therapy Dogs
- Exercise and wellness activities, for example Seated Yoga, Zumba
- Fun activities with ‘Messy Miniatures’, the local toddler group
- Board game competitions and quizzes
- Music therapy sessions
- Arts and crafts
- Communal Church services
With so many activities for body and mind on offer, residents will always find something to get involved with. One-to-one sessions are also planned to ensure that every resident has time committed to them to do activities of their choosing and no resident misses out on quality time.
Events and clubs, which welcome people from the local area take place regularly, enabling residents to meet new people and remain part of the local community.
As we are in the heart of a market town - within a vibrant community, there's never a dull moment. We run regular activities for all to join in:
- Knit and Natter – 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 10:30am – 12:00pm
- Reminiscence Club – 1st Friday of each month, 10:30am – 11:30am
Book on to one of these events by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning 0800 988 8133
View our full events calendar to see more upcoming events taking place at Watersmead Care Home.
The Key Facts document has information regarding this care home which can be used in comparison with other care homes or can be printed and taken on your visit
Meet the team
The team consists of a Home Manager, Care Services Manager, Dementia Lead, Senior support Workers, Support workers, Activity Co-ordinators, Admiral Nurses, Housekeeping, Handy person, administrators and the home's Chef and catering team.
Come and visit us
The best way to find out all that we can offer is to come along for a chat, look around and meet our team and residents. Contact us to make an appointment - we'll be delighted to welcome you.Call: 01373 826503
White Horse Way