Although the exterior resembles a quaint old-fashioned countryside home, Sussex Healthcare’s new facility near Horsham is a modern wonder on the inside. The indoor decorations and room themes make it look like a cozy welcoming home. However, the facility is equipped with technologies that many nursing facilities still lack. The new facility was built and staffed with the same high-quality standards that have always been associated with Sussex Healthcare.
Special Training For Staff
In addition to hiring trained and experienced employees, Sussex Healthcare’s executives believe in continuing education. After they are hired, workers go through several training sessions each year. Since Sussex Healthcare is devoted to hiring people who share the company’s values and mission, the facility carefully screens all candidates before they are hired. Nursing employees are trained in dementia, neurological and disability care. Service workers are compassionate, patient and efficient. The managers are always looking for ways to make life enjoyable for residents. All team members across departments display the company culture, which is treating residents with the same high degree of care that they would show to their own beloved family members.
Activities And Amenities
At Sussex Healthcare, all staff members who work with residents understand the importance of staying active. They continually encourage participation in activities that promote both physical and mental well-being. Also, they understand the importance of maintaining joint mobility, which is why there are daily exercises and activities to improve range of motion. Potential residents and their families are welcome to view the activity schedule and discuss individual activity preferences or needs. From underwater treadmills to comfortable beds, the newest addition to the Sussex Healthcare community is full of features that enhance the lives of residents. These are some of the other activities and amenities available at the new facility:
- Hydrotherapy in spa tubs
- College assistance for PMLD residents
- Social programs
- Cooking classes
- Art classes
- Musical performances
- Rehabilitative exercises
- Gardening activities
- State-of-the-art gym equipment
- Personal fitness coaching
The pool, spa tubs, gym equipment, residential rooms and all other features were created with safety as a top priority. Every part of the new facility meets the latest safety regulations. Also, employees who work directly with residents are trained in safety protocols. Nurses are on duty at all hours to address any safety concerns.
Reputation For Quality Service
Families of residents speak highly of their experiences with Sussex Healthcare. The facility is the United Kingdom’s only independent care home with dual accreditation. In 2002, it was accredited by Health Quality Service. It was granted the Investors in People standard in 2003. Sussex Healthcare earned the ISO 9000:2000 accreditation in 2005 for its management system.
Every resident has an individual care plan. The care plan is carefully formed, modified and updated as needs or abilities change. Sussex Healthcare’s innovative team members work hard to build care plans that address both needs and preferences while focusing on what is best for the individual. Residents also enjoy nutritious meals. There is a professional chef on staff, and all meals are prepared using fresh high-quality ingredients. Special meal plans are available for people with dietary restrictions.
Caring Company Culture
The new Sussex Healthcare facility in Horsham shares the same company values as the other facilities in its network. Although the nurses, care assistants and service staff spend the most time with residents, there are several important people who work behind the scenes to preserve the network’s standard of quality and the compassionate company culture. Chairman Shiraz Boghani and Chairman Dr. Shafik Sachedina are two of those people. As a successful entrepreneur, Mr. Boghani’s passion is hospitality. He has won multiple prestigious international awards in the hospitality sector. Mr. Boghani believes strongly in bettering the community around him and is involved with a few charities. He has held respected titles with other hospitality organizations in the past.
Dr. Shafik Sachedina came from Tanzania to the United Kingdom to become a dental surgeon. He earned his credentials from Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School in 1975. He works as a volunteer with multiple educational institutions to help young people achieve their dreams of becoming medical professionals. In addition to winning several prestigious awards for his voluntary efforts, Dr. Sachedina has held notable positions with the Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom, the FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Coordinating Committee and several other organizations. As a leader at Sussex Healthcare, he is passionate about working with the company’s executive team to improve every resident’s quality of life.