The people we support 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 people maximise their potential physical, intellectual, emotional and social capacity. The people we support have the right to live as normal and fulfilling a life as possible and to have the respect of those who support them. Kingsmead 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, and further educational and social activities. The people we support 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 individuals 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 people, 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 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 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 Activities Co-ordinator.
SHC has access to a range of trusted external therapists and expert advice is available on any aspect of an individual's care, recreational pursuits or environment. External 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 Care Centre. A huge range of activities are undertaken by the people we support 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 people 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 Care Centre and great care is taken to ensure that meals are attractively presented and served.
All staff undertake an induction programme when joining SHC. 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 SHC's own Training Academy where courses are also undertaken.