Veterans In Care: Sussex Healthcare

Sussex Healthcare is a leading independent care group that provides quality care to the elderly and specialist care for adults with physical or learning difficulties. Founded in 1985 with only a single care home, Sussex Healthcare has grown to 20 separate homes around Sussex.

From the beginning, Sussex Healthcare’s philosophy was to provide the highest standards of physical, emotional, spiritual, and social care that recognizes the needs of individuals, and that philosophy is obvious in the company’s growth throughout the years. Many of the facilities are built to serve specific purposes to better treat the needs of the residents, along with using the latest technology to enhance the quality of care provided.

Speaking of care, the services offered by Sussex Healthcare can be separate into four specialized categories, general care for its residents and then specialized programs that include dementia care, neurological care, and then services for people suffering from disabilities.

Within these four categories, there is a wide variety of services offered. The homes offer a varied and busy activities schedule, ensuring residents stay happy and fulfilled during their time there. There is also access to a wide variety of therapies, including physiotherapy and occupational therapy. For residents suffering from dementia, there are memory assistance programs, such as reminiscence sessions and designed locations to facilitate remembering. For residents that need neurological care, and Sussex Healthcare provides support for many conditions, there are in-house physiotherapists, and people to assist with that therapy, along with speech and language therapists. There is also access to alternative therapies, such as reflexology and aromatherapy. Finally, for residents with profound learning disabilities, there is access to person-centered specialist care that includes transition plans, to help clients transition from school to the home, along with 24 hour care, day care, and respite care.

Sussex Healthcare ensures quality of care by having highly trained staff and up-to-date facilities. This level of quality has earned them multiple accreditation awards throughout its history. These awards include a Health Quality Service accreditation, awarded in 2002, earning the Investors in People Standard in 2003, and in 2005, they received an ISO 9000:2000 accreditation. They are the only independent care home provider in the UK that has dual accreditation with both the Health Quality Service and ISO 9000:2000.

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