Welcome to Willowdale Care Home
Our aim at Willowdale Care Home is to provide a happy and friendly atmosphere, enabling residents to enjoy a high quality, person-centred experience. We realise that we will never be able to replace our residents’ own homes. However, we are the next best place to be. Our staff are respectful, courteous and sensitive to our residents’ needs at all times.
Here at Willowdale, we realise that we will never be able to replace our residents’ own homes. However, we are the next best place to be. Our staff are respectful, courteous and sensitive to our residents’ needs at all times.
The aim of the home is to provide a warm, happy and secure environment, within which the privacy and independence of our residents is respected and promoted at all times. We take great pride in introducing you to Willowdale, where our highly skilled team members are in tune with the daily needs of each resident.
Willowdale is situated on the crest of a hill, in a quiet, well-established village called Buckley, near Mold in Flintshire. Our beautiful home is surrounded by glorious countryside.
The Home and Grounds
Willowdale is registered as a 28 bed residential home, offering long-term residential care, respite, daycare and short-term stays. The home is registered to care for people on a residential basis, as well as for people with milder forms of dementia.
The range of accommodation consists of 26 single spacious and 2 companion / double rooms. All rooms also have an emergency carer call system.
There are several communal areas, including two lounges and a dining room, a summer gazebo on the patio, and easy access to landscaped gardens. Residents are welcome to enjoy afternoon tea within the gardens.
The communal lounges host a variety of activities, such as reminiscence therapy, poetry, pet therapy and musical therapy.
Family members and friends are welcome to visit as and when they wish. Drinks and snacks are always available and we are happy to provide meals for visitors by prior arrangement.
Willowdale Residential Homes Ltd is registered with CSSIW to provide car services. Please visit www.CSSIW.wales.gov.uk.
Introducing the Friends of Willowdale
Welcome to Willowdale Residential care Home. The Friends of Willowdale (FOW) is a group that is open to all relatives or friends of those who reside in Willowdale Care Home. The team, which is elected in May every year, is constituted and financially independent from the home.
The task of the committee is to work with the home’s management to raise local awareness of Willowdale, and to organise additional activities that should support and promote the well being of the residents. These goals are achieved by hands on help when required, via fundraising, and the receipt of grants and donations from various sources. The application of these funds is used to carry out events organised for the residents of Willowdale.
The constitution does not allow us to enhance the building or accommodation in any way that will increase the value of the property, or provide items for singular use by the residents i.e. items of furniture etc.
Friends of Willowdale are always looking for supporters.
Volunteers are urgently needed for us to continue and achieve our aims. If you have a field of expertise or contacts, or wish to become a committee member please do not hesitate to contact us. Everyone is welcome.
Friends of Willowdale (FOW)
We shall soon use this page to document our home’s latest news and events. Please check in with us soon!
News and Events
21st April – “A right royal tea party”
As it’s the Queens birthday; we will be holding a royal tea party for the residents to celebrate.
April 19th – we’re having a film night.
April 13th – there is a local craft workshop that some residents will attend.
23rd March – 4th April Reminiscence pod
Reminiscent pods provided by the Library will be at Willowdale between these dates. It’s a garden/potting shed theme, We also have the library coming in to do some creative story telling with the residents about this.
25th March – Good Friday
On Good Friday we’re having an Easter Raffle.
17th March – St Patrick’s Day
We will be celebrating with a theme day, resident are baking scones, having Irish stew for tea and doing some Irish dancing, if they are able.
Feb 2016 – Up and coming events
February theme is Chinese new year, with a Chinese meal and prawn crackers for lunch, for those who wish to have it, after lunch residents are making Chinese lanterns and blossom trees.
We will also be celebrating Pancake Day with pancakes and various toppings.
We’re having a film night on 24/02/2016, we will use the projector and there will be plenty of popcorn.
Also in April we will be going to Rhyl to the Theatre to watch Jason and the Technicolor Dream coat.
We are having a summer Fair in June and will also be booking other trips out.
Photos to follow of up an coming evens.
In recent months the residents have attended a tea dance in Sychdyn, which was enjoyed by all, there was lots of Cake!
Over the Christmas period we had local children come in to sing Christmas carols as well as Buckley band both were brilliant and enjoyed very much by all. We also raised money for FOW with our Christmas fair, which was massively successful.
Christmas lunch at windmill – 16/12/15
Another Christmas treat was an outing with the resident to the Windmill for Christmas lunch which again was enjoyed by all.
*This year we have organised theme days to include a meal, activities and music.*
Robbie Burns theme day – 25/01/2016
Our first theme day was on 25/01/2016 and it was a Robbie Burns day, everything was Scottish themed. The residents enjoyed listening to poetry, painting, wore tartan clothes, had “neaps and Tatties with sausage for lunch and Scottish music. Some residents also baked their own Scottish short bread.
April 2015 – Easter
Easter crafts: A few residents joined in with some fun Easter arts & crafts making Easter cards, baskets, balloon nests and Easter bonnets. There was a competition for best decorated bonnet, Brittanie won the competition.
Singing Entertainment – 20th April
The residents enjoyed an afternoon of musical entertainment and a sing a long, Drew Singers entertainment came and sang for an hour in the afternoon in which the residents thoroughly enjoyed.
Every Tuesday the residents have a pamper day, they have a hand massage, manicures and have their hair done, the residents enjoy this as they feel very relaxed.
As the weather has been nice on some days the staff have encouraged outside actitivities. Some activities included planting, bowls and just listening to music with refreshments.
April 2014 – Movie Night and Sing-A-Long
Willowdale had a ‘Movie Night In’, with wine, popcorn, crisps and ice cream. The Sound Of Music was the film of choice and the residents all thoroughly enjoyed the occasion, with a lot of chatting about the movie. Discussing their favourite parts of the movie really got the residents engaging; the wedding, the singing and the ending.
This DVD was a ‘Sing-a-Long’ dvd, with the words coming up on the screen, which really got the residents singing along with the all the songs.
The aim of the home is to provide a warm, happy and secure environment, within which the privacy and independence of our residents is respected and promoted at all times.
We take great pride in introducing you to Willowdale, where our highly skilled team of staff are in tune with the daily needs of each resident.
Our 24-hour staffing ensures that personal assistance and support with washing, dressing, bathing and continence needs is always available.
The home has a team of qualified care staff, and it is the policy of the home to provide quality person-centred care that is underpinned by quality training. This ensures that care and skills are kept at the highest possible level. We also have support services staff members, who carry out laundry, kitchen, domestic and maintenance duties.
Residents are encouraged to bring their own favourite items to personalise their rooms. Small pets may also be acceptable, at the Home Manager’s discretion.
Willowdale offers appetising, fresh and wholesome home-cooked food. While many residents enjoy our rotating menu, our commitment to personalised care ensures that special dietary requirements and personal choice are well catered for. We encourage residents to discuss this with us.
Regular hot/cold drinks and snacks are available throughout the day.
We encourage our residents to participate in as many activities as they wish. Tailored activity plans incorporate the residents’ interests and hobbies.
We have our own minibus to use for residents outings, particularly in the warmer months. We have enjoyed trips out to local attractions across Wales and England, including Chester Zoo, the hills of Llandudno, and many more places. All of our residents are encouraged to put forward their suggestions for where they would like to go.
The bedrooms at Willowdale are spacious, and many have en-suite facilities. There are single rooms and companion rooms for those who wish to share.
The home has some bedrooms overlooking the beautiful scenery of Hawarden, Broughton, Chester and Nantwich. Other bedrooms overlook the homes garden.
All rooms come fully furnished.
We have a visiting community chiropodist who will attend to the resident’s feet where needed. Private chiropody is also available.
Any newspapers or magazines can be provided from our local newsagent at the residents’ own cost.
Willowdale has a hairdresser who visits on a weekly basis.
Toiletries are not included in the fees.
All clothing and bed linen are cleaned by our laundry team. We request that each resident’s belongings are clearly marked, preferably with sewn in labels.
Basic mending is also included in the fees.
We are dedicated to providing a high quality service for all of our service users, and our recruitment process is an intrinsic and vital part of this. We are always looking for dedicated, enthusiastic and highly motivated people to become part of our team. If you are interested in joining us please review our current opportunities as listed below.
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Willowdale is situated on the crest of a hill, in a quiet, well established village called Buckley, near Mold in Flintshire. It is surrounded by the countryside.
Willowdale Care Home, 112 Chester Road, Buckley, Flintshire, CH7 3AH
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