An award-winning, family-owned care home provider has expanded its portfolio, bringing a new care experience to Essex for the first time with support from Clydesdale Bank.
Westgate Healthcare has been operating for 25 years and has seven care homes in the Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire area, with a core focus on family in each of its developments. The eighth facility is located in Braintree – a 32-bedroom property which overlooks the river Brain. Riverdale Care Home is a luxurious home which offers a range of support needs, including respite breaks and dementia care. It also has been designed to provide lifestyle options for residents, with features including a sensory garden, potting shed, spa salon, cinema room, fine dining room and a café.
The development opened in early October and has employed a team of 20, with majority being recruited from the local area.
Tara Teubner, Westgate Healthcare director, said: “At Westgate Healthcare, our goal is to provide excellent quality care to our residents in each of our developments. We want people to feel at home and ensure our residents have the freedom to plan their own day, safe in the knowledge they have the support there if they need it. Riverdale Care Home is a beautiful property and we have taken the time and care to develop a proposition that we think is unique to the Braintree and the Essex area.
“We have also recruited a strong team who have embraced our core values and are embodying our belief that our facilities are a home and we want people to join our family.”
The team at Westgate Healthcare has received funding support from Clydesdale Bank for this expansion.
Tara said: “We are extremely grateful to Mike Day and the team at Clydesdale for investing in the Elderly Care market and for believing in Westgate Healthcare and working with us to fund our expansion into Essex.”
Mike Day, Director, Health and Social Care, at Clydesdale Bank, said: “Westgate Healthcare has developed a unique proposition in the healthcare market and their approach to creating a safe and homely environment for their residents is exemplary. We are pleased to support their expansion into Essex – Riverdale Care Home increases the caring options available to the local community and has also provided employment opportunities.”
Westgate Healthcare was founded by husband and wife team, Pushyant and Anji Patel, who bought their first care home in 1993. Fast forward to today, all the facilities across the portfolio have a ‘good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission.