This specialist care home consists of four separate ground floor units which have been equipped with all the latest technologies including a salt cave and two hydrotherapy pools. It has access to the latest eye gaze and magic carpet systems which offer service users the opportunity to interact and communicate. There is also an on site specialist gymnasium that can be accessed for leisure or specific physiotherapy programmes.
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.
All service users have the right to live as normal a life as possible and to have the respect of those who support them. Sussex Health Care's philosophy is focused very much on a person centred, holistic approach to care, recognising the unique strengths and skills of each individual.
The Granary has its own kitchen and dining area plus an IT/games room where service users can access the facilities. The service has a large sitting room available plus:
- Qualified nurses and experienced staff team
- Nurse call systems in all rooms
- Salt cave
- Home cooked food using fresh produce
- Special diets catered for
- Chiropody, physiotherapy and psychological support available
- Specialist baths and aids
- Visitors welcome at all times
- Social and recreational activities programme
- Integration with the local community
- Spa/hydrotherapy pools
- Multi sensory room
- Specialist gymnasium
- Day centre
- Regular visits from local GP
Care and Nursing
The home is registered to provide specialist nursing and residential care and is led by an experience home manager. A qualified nurse is available 24 hours a day with a team of dedicated carers. The focus of the care and support is based on our person-centred philosophy.
Sussex Health Care retains the services of a range of therapists including physiotherapists, speech & language therapists and occupational therapists, Psychological support is also available.
The Granary has the benefit of an activity organiser who devises and carries out personalised activity plans alongside the service users' key workers.
The activities include alternative and complementary therapies, dance, music, arts and crafts, cooking, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and swimming. Service users benefit from the use of their own specially adapted vehicles for outings. 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 also encouraged.
All staff undertake an induction programme at our training academy 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. The Care Certificate is available to all new staff.
Sussex Health Care are always researching into ways to improve our service users' lifestyles and try to 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.
We are able to offer the latest sensory equipment and technologies, such as the eye gaze and magic carpet systems, which offer service users with very complex needs the opportunity to interact and communicate, a salt cave, which has been known for many centuries to help relieve respiratory and skin conditions and a specialist gymnasium, which provides equal opportunities and access regardless of the service user's ability or health status.