"Dad moved into Westlake House in November 2012 following my mother's death and a period of six months in his own home being taken care of by a live-in carer. He did not like the arrangement and felt lonely, and following another fall, he found himself in a hospital.
We began to consider a care home, and surprisingly he agreed.
Westlake House transformed him. He felt it was like being in a hotel, he could choose what he ate and everything felt modern, clean and orderly. Dad put on weight and began to enjoy life again. He never got used to the activities upstairs, but enjoyed reading his paper that the local newsagent delivered, watching the sport on his own TV and we would find him with his new friends, all residents, in a circle listening to his stories and he to theirs.
He became very cheeky with the staff who he became very fond of and when he died recently of the frailty of old age they were genuinely upset.
Dad was at Westlake House for 4 1/2 years, one of the best decisions we made as a family."
carehome.co.uk rating: 4.42 out of 5