Once the home of William Wordsworth’s son, who was the local parson for a few years is the newly refurbished, intimately characterful Silver Oaks Residential Care Home.
Situated on the edge of the Charnwood Forest, our lovely Grade II listed thatched home is a peaceful place in the heart of Whitwick with access to the local shops and facilities.
At Silver Oaks we understand that this is our residents home and we make every effort to ensure your loved ones are looked after and made to feel at home. Our home from home has 19 single rooms, the majority having en-suite w.c. facilities and are furnished with the latest technology to make the residents stay more comfortable and providing staff more time to provide care. We have a quiet room, TV lounge, dining room and beautiful garden where we grow our own vegetables, potter in the greenhouse and enjoy lovely summer days under the cover of our magnificent marquee!
The ethos at Silver Oaks is very much focused around quality of life, and activities both grand or seemingly insignificant can provide a great deal of enjoyment or inner peace. Activities might well be a simple dedicated chat or something more exciting like a trip to the seaside… whichever it is, our kindhearted and thoughtful activities coordinator Julie has a great sense of what will make each residents life more fulfilled, respecting privacy, promoting independence and trying her best to make the day to day more enjoyable as the challenges of old age fight on.
Food plays an important part of our residents day and as such we have an award winning cook who provides guaranteed nutrition, an outstanding choice of extremely tasty food options and a large degree of flexibility to cater for any dietary needs. A full English breakfast is available every day, along with daily fresh cakes and we make sure that fish on Fridays is cooked to perfection! We welcome food tastings to all our residents and families before they arrive so you can taste the wonderful dishes and if you’re lucky Vicky might give you a cake to take away!
Silver Oaks is above all a home and we act very much like your extended family. We have highly trained staff team who all adopt a person centered approach to residential care 24 hours a day, attending to the individual needs of the resident, respecting their privacy and dignity at all times. We see our home as a happy lively place, providing a caring home for residents, encouraging them to maintain their independence for as long as possible and providing peace of mind to families friends and loved ones.
I would like to thank you all for making my Dad feel so welcome. He would always say when I collected him 'what lovely staff and food'.
My Grandfather stayed for a two week visit. What a lovely home. The atmosphere and homely feel is very refreshing. The staff are all very approachable and friendly. Other homes should all aspire to this standard.
"Home from home"
Enjoyable visit. Good home and staff. Well Done.
Came for visit to look for my Auntie. When I came through the door it was like walking into a home who cares, Wonderful staff. Can not find a thing wrong. Looking forward to my Aunt being here. Thank you
First visit - hopefully many more though not through poorly residents. Lovely & welcoming, professional & friendly. Home from home for residents - Thanks
Many thanks for making Nora's 100th birthday so special. Decorations and efforts were much appreciated.
Came here to bring a resident home from hospital and having attended many nursing and Residential homes Silver Oaks is definitely a lovely one.
Came here to bring a resident home from hospital and having attended many nursing and Residential homes Silver Oaks is definitely a lovely one. Lovely to hear music and seeing the residents in the lounge with the freedom to walk around, lovely calm atmosphere and the staff are al lovely and friendly. Really nice to see.
Very friendly everyone of the care people are so helpful, nothing is too much trouble. It would be very nice if there were Post Cards of the home and gardens.
Lots of laughter and cups of tea. Nice to hear the music and the residents signing, very pleasant atmosphere.
What a lovely home. Staff very welcoming. Mum Mavis had a lovely day.
I was given a warm welcome. The home is lovely, well decorated and homely. Manager is very supportive of the learner.
This home is a lovely care home and I was made to feel very welcome. The home is homely and is very nicely decorated. Thankyou
Fantastic facilities and warm staff, great environment, very stimulating, lovely place - fantastic Thank You x
Lovely care home. Environment lovely & welcoming and homely. Staff very caring & plenty of time for residents. Lovely t see.
What a beautiful home for residents. very clean, friendly staff and happy service users.
Silver Oaks provides an extremely safe and secure environment for the residents. The staff are committed, friendly and hardworking and the result is a 'home from home' atmosphere.
Silver Oaks provides an extremely safe and secure environment for the residents. The staff are committed, friendly and hardworking and the result is a 'home from home' atmosphere. They go over and above what could be thought of as covering basic requirements and individual requests and needs are always catered for.
The home is always clean and smells fresh. The residents' clothing and bedding are washed regularly and as items are labelled, they do not end up wearing other peoples' clothes; an important consideration when you have had to move away from home and looking after yourself.
The residents are very well fed. Meals are regular and well presented. Individual requests are always met willingly and the cook is excellent.
Being situated in a listed building does present a few problems but the staff work hard to overcome them but there can occasionally be an issue with mobility around the building that would not be encountered in a purpose-built home.
Overall - excellent care
Very pleased with the care my dad receives, he is very happy. The staff are brilliant at their jobs and really look after him. I would definitely recommend Silver Oaks Care Home to anyone thinking about putting a relative into care.
As a family, we are very happy with the love and care given to our mother. The atmosphere is friendly and homely. Her needs are met and dealt with quickly and professionally.
One of the worst things my sister and myself have ever had to so was to see our mum go into a care home due to suffering from dementia.However, one of the best things we ever did was to find Silver Oaks, where we are always made very welcome.
One of the worst things my sister and myself have ever had to do was to see our mum go into a care home due to suffering from dementia.However, one of the best things we ever did was to find Silver Oaks, where we are always made very welcome. Happiness, love and a calming contentment can be felt in every part of the home due to the wonderful staff who are always happy to give that little bit extra. Maybe a chat, a smile, a cup of tea, a reassuring hug, anything to make their residents feel "at home", safe, secure and cared for. Little things mean a lot and staff always have time for the little things that make Silver Oaks so special. Residents are treated with respect as individuals given choices with dignity being maintained at all times. A home in a million.
Excellent care provided. Care staff excellent and management. Food is very good and staff meet individual needs and preferences.
My mum was in Silveroaks for two and a half years until she passed away on 6th August 2017. During this time her care was always first class as is the home...
My mum was in Silveroaks for two and a half years until she passed away on 6th August 2017. During this time her care was always first class as is the home. The staff are very caring and professional in every way and couldn't do enough for my mum. We were made very welcome every time we came to see mum often we would have tea with mum and fantastic cakes. Every event was catered for birthdays they all had a special tea etc Xmas was a wonderland itself with presents from the staff even Maypole dancing. We have made many friends there and will continue to support the home on their event days. This is not just a care home its a HOME in every way I can't say thank you enough for looking after my mum well done everyone.
I can thoroughly recommend this residential home. They offer a high standard of care throughout and the staff are both extremely helpful and caring...
I can thoroughly recommend this residential home. They offer a high standard of care throughout and the staff are both extremely helpful and caring. When I needed to place my mother in a residential home a year ago, I was quite concerned about what was out there, and whilst a number of places I visited were quite good, this was the last place and I quickly realized this was the place for my Mum. I have no regrets about moving my mother in and feel she is looked after to a very high standard. If you are seeking such a place please do give it a viewing.
At Silver Oaks, we understand that our boutique, care home is our residents’ home too and we make every effort to ensure your loved ones are looked after and made to feel at home.
This is especially important during the winter season, when the temperature drops and the environment outside gets a lot harsher.
Whether you’re choosing a care home for yourself, or you’re a relative wanting to help your loved one find the perfect place, there are a lot of factors to consider.
You want to find the best possible care home for you or your loved one to reside in, so here’s what you should be looking for when searching for a good care home...
There are a lot of different types of care available, and even more kinds of care homes, all specialising in varied aspects of responsibilities and attention.
One type of care home that can be hugely beneficial to residents is the boutique care home. different from other care homes, like nursing and residential, simply because it’s smaller and provides a more personalised environment. But why should you consider a boutique care home for your loved one and what benefits do they have over the other types of care available.
A day in life of a carer at Silver Oaks is never easy but is always rewarding. Our carers put our residents’ health and happiness at the forefront of their working day. Two days working at our boutique care home are never the same.
We spoke to our carers about what their life is like working at Silver Oaks, and what their day looks like from the minute they begin, to the second they finish up for the night.
Everyone is welcome to join us in our beautiful garden on Saturday 4th August. There will be live entertainment, including a theatre production, local craft stalls, games, hot food, raffle, tombola, drinks and delicious homemade cakes. We will be collecting for a chosen charity TBC.