West Oak Care Home in Wokingham
West Oak is a purpose-built home with gardens in a quiet residential area in the market town of Wokingham, Berkshire, set within a quiet housing estate, close to Wokingham town centre. It is nearby to Wokingham train station, and the 190 bus route to Reading. The M4 and M3 motorways are also very easy to access. Wokingham town centre and a small park are a short walk away from the home.
West Oak provides 24-hour nursing care for older people, including people living with dementia. The purpose-built home is set in pleasant gardens, winning Barchester in Bloom’s internal competition in 2014 for its sensory garden.
West Oak's dedicated Memory Lane Community provides a safe, homely environment for people living with dementia, which has been designed following these guidelines ensuring the care we provide supports residents’ freedom of choice. We aim to maintain their life-skills, improving their self-esteem and helping them to maintain and develop their independence while they are living with us.
Staff undertake specialist dementia care training developed by our team of Dementia Care Specialists and academic partners, the Centre for Dementia Research at Leeds Beckett University. Together they ensure our training programmes are informed by the very latest thinking. We ensure that the people we support feel comfortable and safe in their surrounding environment, helping ensure they live life with dementia to the full.
Choosing a care home for a loved one or friend who may be experiencing dementia can be difficult and we have created a guide to showcase how we ‘Enrich the lives of people living with dementia’ in our care home.
West Oak has an inclusive, family atmosphere. We welcome visitors to the home and residents are encouraged to invite their relatives to join them at any time. We are always here to help.
Read our brochure ‘Life in our home. Providing care through coronavirus’ for more information on how we’re here to help you and your loved one.
Types of care
Here at West Oak, we achieved a 'Good' rating in all four categories in our latest CQC inspection, which reflects the quality of care and commitment of our staff, many of whom have been working in the home for over ten years. When you walk around our units, you can't miss the smiling faces and laughter from residents and staff. Our team are naturally caring and work to provide residents with the highest standard of person-centered care. We believe that all residents are individuals, with their own personalities and lifestyles, and see our role as enabling them to maintain their decision-making and independence at all times, and give people the confidence to keep living their own lives with the opportunity to explore new experiences and relive old ones.Read more
Respite / Short stay
Click here to read our latest brochure 'Enriching the lives of people living with dementia' for more information on our support for your loved one.
Click here to read our latest brochure 'A-Z Directory of Demential Care' for a useful toolkit for providing good dementia care.
- Wi-fi available
- En-suite rooms
- Step-free access
- Access to kitchen facilities
- Day trips
- Exercise classes
- Disabled bathroom
- Disabled WC/facilities
- Disabled parking
- Disability awareness/equality training
- Double rooms
- Electric profiling bed
- En-suite toilet
- En-suite toilet plus bath/shower
The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.
Hi, my name is Geoffrey, and I am the General Manager here at West Oak Care Home.
I have personally worked in the care sector for over twenty years, initially starting in the mental health & learning disability field, managing & commissioning homes throughout Berkshire & Wiltshire. I then moved on to elderly care in the role of Training Manager, and progressed to running sixty-six bed units in Oxford, Hampshire & Berkshire.
I love working with a very professional team of Nurses, Carers & ancillary staff, who take great pride in their work. It is my goal to ensure that we are delivering a high standard of person-centred care to those we support. West Oak has strong links with the community, which enables residents to not only to engage in, but also be active in local projects.Get in touch Meet my team
Our staff are like family
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Life at West Oak Care Home
Ensuring that we deliver high quality care to those we support isn’t our only priority here – we also want to offer excitement and, most importantly, to ensure that everyone feels at home. That is why we employ trained staff who are committed to delivering a stimulating activities programme and nutritious cuisine, which are supplemented by services and facilities that are designed to make life here as pleasant as possible.