A Commitment to Condition Management without a Compromise on Quality of Life

We’re proud to be considered amongst the finest care homes in West Sussex. We provide different levels of care to each resident dependant on their unique needs – acting as the support required by those in assisted living, and being constantly on hand with those that need more frequent help.

Our reputation has grown partly thanks to the positivity that residents and their families have for us. We were thrilled when the Care Quality Commission recognised our good work in a report that gave us high praise; it is a reflection on the quality that we are dedicated to, and it is recognition that motivates us to carry on with all of our good work.

But just what is it that makes us such a stand-out choice for those looking at the options for assistance as they grow older, or for those in need of care when suffering from dementia? Care homes should of course provide care, but additional to this we are insistent that delivering personal fulfilment at the same time is just as important.

A Balanced Dementia Care Programme Designed to Keep Minds Active

The North Wing here at Barlavington Manor is dedicated to the care of residents suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The staff there are specially trained with vast experience in caring for dementia sufferers and are on hand 24 hours a day to deliver constant support.

We firmly believe that care homes for dementia sufferers needn’t impose any unnecessary limits on those in need of care just because of their condition. Set within the grounds of our site, the North Wing is entirely self-contained so that those staying there can have a sustained level of independence within a comfortable and safe environment.

People of all ages enjoy a spot of recreation, so it only makes sense to us that we allow our residents to engage in a thriving programme of activities. It is fundamental to our approach in caring for those with dementia, allowing them to keep their minds stimulated and help to create a balance in the care package that we provide.

We run daily sessions that give everyone something to look forward to and enjoy, providing a chance for residents to have fun while socialising at the same time. Games, arts and crafts, sing-a-longs – even basic things can work wonders by evoking different senses that aid relaxation and improve the overall state of mind.

We don’t believe that hobbies residents enjoyed in the past have to be given up just because of their change in circumstances. All who stay with us are encouraged to maintain their interests. This familiarity is highly beneficial in a lot of cases, and gives residents a chance to show off a skill and even teach us a thing or two.

Running regular days out – to the beach, museums, even just to the park – as well as our in-house activities provides a change of scenery for our residents. It allows our activity programme to deliver on providing a unique package of care and fulfilment, contributing ultimately to a healthy, happy mind.

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Retirement living in the spotlight

Getting older is something that happens to all of us, but often people don’t spare much thought for this period of their lives until they find themselves in it. You can suddenly find yourself looking for care homes in West Sussex and the whole situation can be quite overwhelming.

The issue of retirement living is rising up the political and social agenda, with various new pension schemes and policies recently being announced. A current BBC documentary series has also been exploring issues connected to post-work living and life after retirement.

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Maintain Independence while Receiving Bespoke Care

Dementia is a debilitating condition which causes the brain to decline, resulting in problems with memory, judgement, understanding and communication. Dementia is becoming more common and mostly occurs in people over 65 years of age. The condition can seriously affect the quality of life of the sufferer, who can gradually deteriorate over time.

Caring for someone with dementia can be hard work and emotionally draining. Many carers feel they can’t cope or simply do not have the time to provide full time adequate care. Care homes for dementia patients may be the only way of the sufferer receiving the care they need, while maintaining their independence for as long as possible.

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Seeking help for loved ones with dementia

If someone you know has dementia, you will be fully aware of how difficult the condition can be to manage. As it advances, it can make the world a confusing and dangerous place for sufferers and it can place great strain on those who look after them.

According to the NHS, in England alone around 570,000 people are living with dementia and this number is expected to double over the next 30 years. The syndrome is associated with an on-going decline of the brain and its abilities and it can affect memory, thinking, judgement, understanding and language.

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The importance of effective dementia care

Like many families, yours may have been affected by dementia. Whether it’s yourself or someone close to you who has been diagnosed with the condition, you’ll no doubt want to take a proactive stance and ensure the best outcomes are achieved. This is why your search for the best dementia care homes is so crucial.

It’s important to know that you’re not alone in your plight. New figures suggest that the number of individuals suffering from the condition will rise considerably over coming years.

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Cowdray Farm Shop at Easebourne is best, say judges

It has been reported in the Petworth and Midhurst Observer that Cowdray Farm Shop and Café at Easebourne has been awarded the title of best on-farm café and restaurant by this year’s judges in The National Farmers’ Retail and Markets’ Association (FARMA) awards.

Cowdray was chosen from contenders from across the country for what judges called “the outstanding quality and provenance of its food.”

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Immensely Proud Of Our Glowing 2011 Report From The CQC

The Care Quality Commission recently conducted an unannounced visit of our home in 2011 and carried out a detailed inspection including resident interviews. Here is an extract from that report:

We spoke with people living in the home. We were told that people are very happy with the care in the home, that the staff are very kind, polite and that “nothing is too much trouble for them”.

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Jo Brand supports Time for a Cuppa!

Dementia UK has announced that comedian Jo Brand is supporting Time for A Cuppa!

Click here to view celebrity supporters of Time for a cuppa

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