Ladymead Care Home caters for twenty four residents and is situated in its own gardens on the edge of the beautiful village of Hurstpierpoint just 8 miles north of Brighton. Hassocks and its main line station is 3 miles away with Burgess Hill being 6 miles. This delightful Victorian property provides an attractive, comfortable and homely setting for our residents.
The home has been upgraded including new fire alarm, nurse call system, additional lounge and conservatory, passenger lift and larger bedrooms, some with en-suite toilets. The house has retained much of its original character and specialist adaptations have been made to meet the needs of elderly and disabled people.
All of our bedrooms are light and airy and residents are able to bring suitable items of furniture, pictures, ornaments etc with them to aid settling in and to provide continuity of surroundings.
Our care team are very committed and are on duty 24 hours a day. The majority of our staff are either trained nurses or have attained NVQ3 / NVQ2 level qualifications. There is a continuous programme of in-house training which is supplemented by external courses. All staff undergo regular appraisal.
It is our aim to provide the highest standard of individualised personal care for all our residents and thus enable them to live their lives to the full. We ensure that those in our care are treated with respect and dignity. We can offer permanent or respite placements in residential care.
Registered nurses are always on duty at Ladymead Care Home for guests who need nursing care.
Residential care can be offered for guests who do not need nursing care but are too frail to, or prefer not to, live alone.
Occasionally people who live alone like to have some different company around them, or need a few weeks to recover from an illness. We can help with respite care.
Placements can be made at short notice to help guests recover from a hospital stay or where an emergency has made home care difficult.
We like to think our guests enjoy the daily one to one activities including physical exercise, indoor games and reminiscences complimented by occasional outings.
All festivals are celebrated, coming up we have the Harvest Festival, Halloween and Bonfire night and of course Christmas is just weeks away.
We thought out time is better spent looking after our guests. So rather than spend precious time keeping this page up-to-date this is an example of a typical weeks activities here at Ladymead Care Home.
An afternoon's musical entertainment
Arts and crafts
A leisurely stroll to the village (or wheelchair)
Activities in the gardens
Always popular, the film club or tea in the garden
There are a wide variety of activities that residents may join in with if they so wish. These include sing-along sessions, quizzes, occupational therapy and film afternoons. Outside visitors include various entertainers and Sussex Caring for Pets, who bring in dogs for the residents to see and touch. Outings to the shops and theatre can also be organised. We have access to talking newspapers and books. Free wi-fi, computers and a laptop are provided for residents’ use. Highlights in resident’s lives are celebrated such as birthdays and wedding anniversaries, as well as seasonal festivities. Families and friends are welcome to attend all of our events.
We have regular visits from a chiropodist, optician and hairdresser. We can organise visits from physiotherapists, speech therapists and other professionals should a resident so require.
Because we recognise the importance of meals for our residents our cooks provide an excellent and varied menu, which changes according to the season. There are choices, which are discussed with each resident and specialist diets are always catered for. Residents can either eat their meals in the dining room or in their rooms, as they so wish.
We welcome and encourage the involvement of family and friends in a residents care. Because care is specifically planned according to the needs of the resident we will often seek information regarding previous lifestyles and interests from family members.