Beech Lodge & Oak Lodge
Beech Lodge and Oak Lodge are purpose-built bungalows near Horsham in West Sussex specialising in providing care for young adults with learning and physical disabilities.
The homes, which have been equipped with all the latest technological aids, provide a safe, comfortable and above all homely environment.
Our aim is to provide a care home that offers support and stimulation to help service users maximise their potential physical, intellectual, emotional and social capacity within an individual person-centred care plan. Service users have the right to live as normal a life as possible and to have the respect of those who support them.
The friendly and homely atmosphere we have created at both Beech Lodge and Oak Lodge ensures that the service users are able to continue their lifestyle with personal privacy and dignity.
The homes combine to comprise two wings of ten bedrooms all with en-suite facilities and provide specialist nursing care for people with learning and/or physical difficulties aged 18 to 65.
- Experienced staff team
- Call system in all rooms
- Audio loop system
- Full central heating
- Home cooked food using fresh local produce
- Meals prepared by chef
- Special diets catered for
- Own transport
- Track hoists
- Specialist bath
- Spa pool
- Weekly GP visits
- Multi sensory room
- Social and recreational activities programme
Nursing care is of prime importance and is provided 24 hours a day by qualified staff under the personal supervision of the Registered Manager. Local GPs visit the home regularly and are on call at all times.
Sussex Health Care retain the services of a wide range of therapists and expert advice is available on all aspects of care, recreational pursuits or environment. Complementary therapies such as aromatherapy, music and reflexology are available.
Beech Lodge and Oak Lodge have the benefit of an Activity Organiser, who devises and carries out personalised activity plans, alongside the service user's own key worker.
The many activities include dance and movement, music, arts and crafts, cooking, hydrotherapy and swimming.
We have the use of our own specially adapted vehicles for outings and sporting activities.
Participation in further education and leisure activities at local colleges and outreach facilities are available to all service users.
Every effort is made to enable service users to keep in touch with relatives and friends. Advocacy and volunteer befriending schemes are encouraged.
Our experienced chef prepares interesting and homely meals with attention to individual requirements and special diets.
All staff undertake an induction programme of instruction when they join Sussex Health Care. Thereafter, a system of supervision and support enables them to gain experience and increase their skills. Extensive in-house training is provided by the Sussex Health Care training team, and QCF courses are undertaken in conjunction with local colleges.