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Westleas Residential Care Home

Westleas is an elegent Victorian building built in the 1900s which has been providing the highest standard of care for older people for over 25 years. It is situated in a quiet residential area a short distance from the sea in the small town of Folkestone of the Shepway district.

In early 2006 Westleas came under new ownership by Mr Joe and Mrs Sita Bhadye who have both been working as qualified nurses for over 25 years for the NHS. Not only do the owners manage the home but they constantly supervise their dedicated group of staff which consists of many carers, cooks, a full-time domestic cleaner and a maintenance man which allows for the smooth running of the home.
The main aim is to continuously improve the quality of care and the facilities provided to make sure residents are always comfortable and feel at home. Each resident is seen as an individual and is able to exhibit their independence in many ways. Getting older is often a difficult time, going through many changes from retirement to often complete dependence. This is why we are here to make these transitions easier and improve the quality of life.


Leisure activities are important because they help to provide stimulation, interest and social awareness. Through an organised leisure program that varies in response to residents preferences, staff organise and take part in activities such as bingo, card games, domino’s, sing along and gentle exercises, music afternoons (outside entertainer visits), B.B.Q’s, church services, parties, hairdresser, chiropodist, opticians and dentist. There are also less formally organised pass times available such as large print books, newspapers and puzzles, out door seating area that is wheelchair accessible. Trips are also organised as appropriate depending on resident’s abilities.


This home is registered for up to 20 residents providing both single and double bedrooms. Each room is fitted and decorated to a very high standard and are of a generous size.

All rooms are comfortably fully furnished with all commodities including a wash basin but residents are welcome to bring any personal belongings which would make them feel more at home such as pictures, ornaments or furniture. Not only does every room have a television and telephone point but each room has safety features of smoke alarms and modern 24-hour nurse-call alarms.

There are also areas where residents are able to relax outside their room and entertain guests such as the traditionally decorated living room which has a television and a small collection of books. There is also the neatly kept garden which in summer provides a quiet retreat from indoor of the home.

24-hour around the clock care is given by the staff of carers who regularly check on the resident's to make sure they are comfortable and happy.

Regular health care is an important provision with regular visits from the local GPs, chiropodist, physiotherapist and dentist to maintain the resident's optimal health and other services such as a regular hairdresser.
Not only is health care provided but the residents living environment is kept clean and tidy by the carer and cleaner with laundry being done regularly.

Bathrooms are fully equipped with hoists and handle bars to allow the patient to feel safe and at ease when bathing.

As the rooms are spread over 3 floors, stairs can be quite difficult to handle so there is full lift access.

Residents are given a varied diet of nutritious food consisting of fresh fruit, vegetables and meat with all meals being served in the dining room.

Religious services are also provided with regular visits from the local churches.

Types of care

  • Old Age

Periods of stay

  • Long term
  • Short term
  • Day care
  • Terminal

Beds: 20 beds
Region: South East England
County: Kent nursing homes
Town/City: Canterbury nursing homes
Address: 47 Earls Avenue,
Postcode: CT20 2HB
Tel: 01303242784
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