Kingsmead Care Centre
Kingsmead Care Centre, set in attractive gardens on the outskirts of Horsham, West Sussex provides accommodation and specialist care for older people and for people with physical disabilities.
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.
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.
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
- Full central heating
- Home cooked food using fresh local produce
- Special diets catered for
- Chiropody, physiotherapy available
- Hairdressing salon
- Specialist baths and aids
- Visitors welcome at all times
- Activity centre
- Social and recreational activities programme
- Access to educational opportunities
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.