Sussex Grange host Alzheimer’s Society coffee morning

Great fun was had by all who attended The Coffee morning in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. With ·music and laughter in abundance, coffee and homemade cake was served to visitors and residents who came along to support the cause.

A big thank you to Viv, Lyn and June Y the members of staff who baked the lovely cakes; Thanks also to the members of staff who gave up their free time and whose interaction throughout the morning helped to make this a very enjoyable event.

With all proceeds going to The Alzeimer’s Society we finished the morning with a well supported raffle, then everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to our well loved and respected resident Dorothy.

A fitting end to a very pleasant morning.

Jackie Haynes, Activities co-ordinator.

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Why feedback is so valuable for the care home industry

Sussex Grange prides itself on the high level of recommendations, and feedback on our care service is invaluable to attracting new clients and residents. At Sussex Grange, the motto is always to offer a ‘home from home’ and ‘care with kindness’. Our feedback has always been very positive, but it is even more important now to provide feedback where possible. With an increasing level of media discussion surrounding the point of care, and with over 2.7 million people living in the UK over the age of 80, care homes are coming under close scrutiny about the level of service they provide.

Sussex Grange offers a truly homely feel to their care, with regular activities for the residents, and home cooked meals, it is a welcoming and warm place to come to. Sussex Grange also offer domiciliary care, or personal home care, which can be an added benefit to someone who prefers to stay in their home. By leaving feedback, you can help influence our care home rating, but also offers a personal feel to other people considering Sussex Grange as an option for ongoing care.

You can leave your feedback or recommendation directly on the Care Home website.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Tom at Sussex Grange.

Hanging baskets for Spring – our residents have been busy making the garden colourful for spring

A recent activity at Sussex Grange for our residents saw them take a more green-fingered approach to their work. Jackie and the team arranged for the residents to make their own hanging baskets, something that they previously enjoyed doing in their own homes. Baskets were prepared and the residents spent the morning filling them with spring flowers.

Once the baskets were completed, they were displayed around the gardens for everyone to enjoy. Activities such as planting and other gardening tasks offer residents the chance to relax and participate in tasks that they have previously once enjoyed. The team at Sussex Grange work hard to offer residents a wide variety of activities, including quizzes, bingo, dances, TV afternoons and baking. For more information about Sussex Grange and what the care home can offer, please contact us directly.

What is ‘Care Home Open Day’ and why are we keen to take part?

Care Home Open  Daycare-home-open-day is a UK-wide initiative offering local communities the chance to visit care homes in their area, and get a feel for what it is like to be a resident at a care home.

With an ever-ageing population, many elderly people are dependent on carers or external services to ensure they have a good quality of life. Looking after elderly relatives can be extremely hard for people who are working and trying to sustain a normal working life. By finding support from care homes or carers, the pressure of caring for a loved one can be taken care of, and relations can enjoy visiting and spending quality time with their parent or relation without the stress of medication, washing, or general care.

The Care Home Open Day offers people across the UK the chance to visit care homes and experience what they can offer before committing to a contract. Care Home Open Day UK state “This is all about showing people what excellent care homes are really about and how they can be at the centre of local communities, developing relationships across the generations.”

Sussex Grange will be taking part in the 2015 Care Home Open Day on 19th June 2015 and will be opening their doors so you can experience life at Sussex Grange and make enquiries about what we can offer you.  For more information please contact Tom at Sussex Grangeor call 01243 606262

Sussex Grange rated excellent by residents for feeling ‘home from home’

Your Care Rating Quality_MarkResidents of Sussex Grange Care Home, based in Selsey, near Chichester, rated the quality of life and home-like feeling as high in a recent survey by Your Care. The overall score of 938/1000 which was 66 points above the national average in the survey scores. Tom Jameson, Director of Sussex Grange works hard with the team to ensure residents have an excellent quality of life during their time in Selsey and the transition from home to care home life is made as seamless as possible.

The activities leader Jackie ensures residents are kept busy with weekly activities including dances, cinema afternoons, theme parties and gentle exercise to keep residents happy, active and enthusiastic about life at Sussex Grange.

For more information please speak to Tom or one of the team at Sussex Grange.

Traditional cinema comes to Sussex Grange care home in Selsey

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Jackie and one of our residents enjoying the traditional cinema afternoon

Not just your average ‘lazy film afternoon’ at Sussex Grange. Located in Selsey, near Chichester, the care home residents received an extra special treat when the TV lounge transported many of them back to their youth with a vintage film and an interval with an usherette offering trays of popcorn. The afternoon was not only the talk of the care home among staff and residents, but also offered residents the opportunity to reminisce about the days of ‘golden age’ cinema.

It can be perceived as daunting for our clients to transition to life at Sussex Grange, away from home, potentially away from family. Our team work exceedingly hard to offer our residents a ‘home from home’ experience with little extras to ensure they truly feel looked after.
To discuss life at Sussex Grange, please contact one of team who can give you more insight into living in a care home.

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As a nurse, I have heard a doctor tell an old lady in a hospital bed that she would not be able to return to her home, and would need residential care. I saw her look of horror, even fear. As a health visitor, I visited many residential homes. All were adequate, most were good and a few were excellent. As an old lady of 90, I am now living in a residential home.