Dorking Road, Warnham, Horsham, West, Sussex RH12 3RZ.
Tel: 01403 242 278. Fax: 01403 754 392

Orchard Lodge, Warnham

Three purpose-built bungalows just outside Horsham, West Sussex, providing care for adults with learning and physical disabilities.

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Service users receive the highest quality care from a dedicated team that includes qualified nursing support 24 hours a day. Kingsmead Care Centre is the new name for the re-registration of two homes, Kingsmead Care Home and Kingsmead Haven.

Philosophy

Our aim is to provide a residential house that offers a safe, comfortable environment with support and stimulation to help service users maximise their potential physical, intellectual, emotional and social capacity. Service users have the right to live as normal and fulfilling a life as possible and to have the respect of those who support them. The Care Centre was established to provide total care in a homely environment for older people with physical disabilities to enjoy life in sheltered conditions, which provide physical, emotional, spiritual and social care within an individual person-centred plan.

We help people to lead as full a life as possible with good links into the community, with further educational and social activities. Our service users enjoy a happy environment, where all their specialised needs are catered for, and their self-respect, comfort and independence are of paramount importance.

We also endeavour to ensure that their families are involved in their lives, giving them emotional support through all eventualities. We give service users a sense of continuity by maintaining links with their former life and encouraging visits to friends and family in the community wherever possible.

Facilities

Kingsmead Care Centre can accommodate 34 service users, of whom 25 live in the House Unit and a further 9 live in the Haven Unit. The home, which has been tastefully adapted to provide single or shared rooms, many with en-suite facilities, is set in attractive gardens and located on the outskirts of Horsham with easy access to shops, church, bus routes and station.

The house unit has a fine lounge with doors opening into the gardens and a ground floor activity unit.

The single storey Haven Unit has large bedrooms each with an en-suite facility fitted with a track hoist system. The rooms are situated around quiet gardens giving a tranquil setting. There is a large lounge/dining room and activity area.

    • Experienced staff team
    • Nurse call in all rooms
    • Lift
    • Full central heating
    • Home cooked food using fresh local produce
    • Special diets catered for
    • Chiropody and physiotherapy available
    • Hairdressing Salon
    • Specialist baths and aids
    • Visitors welcome at all times
    • Activity Centre
    • Social and recreational activities programme
    • Access to educational activities programme

Nursing Care

Nursing care is of prime importance and is provided 24 hours a day supported by a team of qualified and dedicated carers under the personal supervision of the Registered Home Manager. Medical care is carried out by a local GP who is part of a local practice. We can access any specialist medical assistance or training to provide the best possible care. The activity unit is staffed by carers and led by an experienced co-ordinator.

Therapies

Sussex Health Care retain the services of a range of therapists and expert advice is available on any aspect of a service user's care, recreational pursuits or environment. Qualified speech and language therapists, and physiotherapists are available to provide individual therapy sessions. Reflexology and aromatherapy are also available as part of a wide range of complementary therapies.

Activities

The Activities programme is one of the most important aspects of life at Kingsmead. A huge range of activities are undertaken by the service users including handicrafts, quizzes, reminiscence sessions, music and movement, cookery and art therapy. Provision of mental stimulation, continuation of hobbies and interests and prolonging mobility are key aims of the programme. Transport is also provided so that service users are able to utilise the considerable facilities for leisure and education in Horsham and surrounding areas.

Cuisine

Our experienced chef prepares interesting and homely meals using fresh local produce and with attention to individual requirements and special diets. Mealtimes are an important social interlude at Kingsmead and great care is taken to ensure that meals are attractively presented and elegantly served.

Training

All staff undertake an induction programme of instruction when joining Sussex Health Care. In addition a system of supervision and support for care staff enables them to gain experience and increase their skills. Extensive in-house training is provided by Sussex Health Care's own training academy where courses are also undertaken.


Care Homes for Older People:


Forest Lodge

Longfield Manor

Rapkyns Nursing Home

Upper Mead

The home has the added benefit of a small separate unit for people with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease. Here service users can live in a cosy environment with skilled staff to assist with their special needs

Philosophy

Our aim is to provide a care home that offers a safe, comfortable environment with support and stimulation to help service users maximise their potential physical, intellectual, emotional and social capacity. Service users have the right to live as normal a life as possible and to have the respect of those who support them.

A friendly and homely atmosphere at Upper Mead ensures that service users are able to continue their lifestyle with personal privacy and dignity. The peace and tranquillity of our lovely home and gardens are enjoyed by our service users and they can be confident of the high standard of care.

Facilities

Upper Mead is a care home with nursing care available 24 hours a day. It provides 37 places for people aged 65 years and over and a further 11 places in a specialist unit for people with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease. The accommodation comprises single rooms and one double room, most with en-suite facilities. There are three lounges, a quiet room and a spacious dining room all with splendid views of the gardens.

    • Experienced staff team
    • Nurse call in all rooms
    • Lift
    • Full central heating
    • Home cooked food using fresh local produce
    • Special diets catered for
    • Chiropody and physiotherapy available
    • Hairdressing Salon
    • Specialist baths and aids
    • Visitors welcome at all times
    • Social and recreational activities programme

Care

We provide care 24 hours a day by qualified staff under the personal supervision of the Registered Manager. Nursing care is available 24 hours a day. Local GPs visit the home regularly and are on call at all times.

Therapy Input

Sussex Health Care retain the services of a range of therapists and physiotherapy, occupational therapy and reflexology are available on request. Experts are available to advise on any aspect of a service users care, recreational pursuits or environment.

Activities

The activities programme is one of the most important aspects of life at Upper Mead. A huge range of activities are undertaken by the service users of Sussex Health Care, including handicrafts, quizzes, reminiscence sessions, music and movement, cookery and art. The key aims of the programme are provision of mental stimulation, continuation of hobbies and interests and prolonging mobility.

Cuisine

All experienced chef prepares interesting and homely cuisine with attention to individual requirements and any special diets. Mealtimes are an important social interlude at Upper Mead and great care is taken to ensure that meals are attractively presented and elegantly served.

Training

All staff undertake an induction programme of instruction when joining Sussex Health Care. In addition, a system of supervision and support for care staff 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.


Homes specialising in Dementia Care:


Forest Lodge

Longfield Manor



Forest Lodge specialises in the care of older people who are mentally frail with confusion, dementia or Alzheimer's disease, the staff team is skilled in this specialist care.

Philosophy

Our aim is to provide a home that offers a safe, comfortable environment with support and stimulation to help service users maximise their potential physical, intellectual, emotional and social capacity. 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 Forest Lodge ensures that service users are able to continue their lifestyle with personal privacy and dignity. In the peace and tranquillity of our lovely home and gardens, services users are supported by a high standard of care provision.

Facilities

The house has single and shared rooms, many with en-suite WC facilities. All rooms have been individually designed and decorated and are furnished comfortably. In addition, there are three spacious lounges, a large airy dining room and two purpose-built activity rooms. Forest Lodge also has two reminiscence areas which are very popular including a country store and cafe area.

    • Experienced staff team
    • Nurse call in all rooms
    • Lift
    • Full central heating
    • Home cooked food using fresh local produce
    • Special diets catered for
    • Chiropody, hairdressing and physiotherapy available
    • Specialist baths and aids
    • Visitors welcome at all times
    • Activities Centre
    • Social and recreational activities programme

Care

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.

Therapy Input

Sussex Health Care retain the services of a range of therapists - physiotherapy, occupational therapy and reflexology are available on request. Experts are available to advise on any aspect of a service user's care, recreational pursuits or environment.

Activities

The activities programme is one of the most important aspects of life at Forest Lodge. A huge range of activities are undertaken by the service users including handicrafts, quizzes, reminiscence sessions, music and movement, cookery and art therapy. The key aim of the programme is to provide mental stimulation, engage the attention and interest, and to prolong mobility.

Cuisine

Our experienced chef prepares interesting and homely meals with attention to individual requirements and special diets.

Training

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 to develop skills in dementia care, and QCF courses are undertaken in conjunction with local colleges.


Homes specialising in Dementia Care:


Upper Mead

Longfield Manor

The home also provides specialist care for older people who are mentally frail and suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's Disease.

Philosophy

Our aim is to provide a home that offers a safe, comfortable environment with support and stimulation to help service users maximise their potential physical, intellectual, emotional and social capacity. Service users have the right to live as normal a life as possible and to have the respect of those who support them.

Facilities

The home provides care for older people with nursing support for people with more complex medical needs. It comprises of 40 places for people aged 65 years and over and it has a specialist 14 person unit for people with dementia. The bedrooms all have an en-suite WC and wash-basin and are situated around a quiet courtyard garden giving a peaceful setting.

There are plenty of day areas, with four lounges, a quiet room and a spacious dining room overlooking the gardens. There is a self-contained, cosy unit for service users with Alzheimer's Disease, which has its own lounge/dining room and gardens. A full programme of activities is provided and there is hairdressing salon and bathing facilities.

    • Experienced staff team
    • Nurse call in all rooms
    • Lift
    • Full central heating
    • Home cooked food using fresh local produce
    • Special diets catered for
    • Chiropody and physiotherapy available
    • Hairdressing Salon
    • Specialist baths and aids
    • Visitors welcome at all times
    • Social and recreational activities programme

Care & Nursing

The home is led by an experienced Home Manager and is staffed with a qualified nurse 24 hours a day with a team of dedicated carers, experienced and trained in supporting older people. The 14 bed facility for those with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease is staffed by carers and led by an experienced manager who have all had specialist dementia care training.

Therapy Input

Sussex Health Care retain the services of a range of therapists - physiotherapy, occupational therapy and reflexology are available on request. Experts are available to advise on any aspect of a service users care, recreational pursuits or environment. Chiropody and physiotherapy are available for all service users.

Activities

A full programme of activities is available in the home led by an experienced activity organiser.

Cuisine

Our experienced chef prepares interesting and homely cuisine using fresh local produce and with attention to individual requirements and any special diets.

Training

All staff undertake an induction programme of instruction when joining Sussex Health Care. In addition a system of supervision and support for care staff 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.


Homes specialising in Dementia Care:


Forest Lodge

Upper Mead

This specialist care service with nursing and physiotherapy facilities has been equipped with all the latest technological aids and provides a safe, comfortable, homely environment for our service users.

Philosophy

Our aim is to provide a care home with nursing support that offers support and stimulation to help service users maximise their potential physical, intellectual, emotional and social capacity within an individual person-centred plan. Service users have the right to live as normal a life as possible and to have the respect of those who support them.

Person-Centred Planning is at the forefront of our philosophy with the service users' needs and wishes at the centre of our service.

Facilities

Woodhurst Lodge is a specialist adult care facility providing 10 places for people with neurological conditions and acquired brain injury. The single storey development has 10 single en-suite rooms with WC and shower and is fitted with a track hoist system. The rooms are set in a beautiful landscaped garden, giving a tranquil setting. The home provides spacious accommodation throughout.

    • Experienced staff team
    • Nurse call in all rooms
    • Full Central Heating
    • Home cooked food using fresh local produce
    • Special diets catered for
    • Chiropody, physiotherapy and psychological support available
    • Specialist bath and aids
    • Visitors welcome at all times
    • Social and recreational activities programme
    • Access to leisure and community
    • Spa pool
    • Multi-sensory room
    • Assistive technology
    • Regular visits from local GP

Care and Nursing

The home is registered to provide nursing and residential care. Specialist nursing care is available 24 hours a day throughout the home supported by a team of dedicated carers. The focus of the care and support is based on our person-centred philosophy.

Therapy Input

Sussex Health Care retains the services of a range of therapists including physiotherapists, speech & language therapists, occupational therapists and expert advice is available on any aspect of a service user's care, recreational pursuits or environment. Psychological support is also available.

Activities

Woodhurst Lodge has the benefit of an Activity Organiser, who devises and carries out personalised activity plans, alongside the service user's key worker.

The many activities include alternative and complementary therapies, dance and movement, music, arts and crafts, cooking, hydrotherapy and swimming.

Service users benefit from the use of their 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.

Training

All staff undertake an induction programme of instruction when joining Sussex Health Care. In addition, a system of supervision and support for care staff 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.

Assistive Technology

We are always researching ways to improve our service users' lifestyles. We offer a chance for service users to be in control of their environment and increase independence for those who may be totally dependent on others to do everyday tasks, the ones most people take for granted.

We are able to offer this new innovative "Assistive Technology" service which enables our service users to answer the door, draw their own curtains, make their own phone calls, switch on their own lights, or even just turn on the TV. By gaining the capacity to do these everyday things it will transform and positively impact an individual's life.


Homes offering Neurological Care:


The Granary

Rapkyns Nursing Home

Horncastle Care Centre

Sycamore Lodge