Welcome to Orchard House Care Home
Specialist Dementia and EMI Care home and community for the elderly in Bexhill-on-sea, East Sussex
Find peace of mind knowing that your loved one is receiving the best possible dementia care in a loving and understanding place. Located in a delightful sea-side town of East Sussex, Orchard House is perfect place for people with dementia to experience the best possible life!
It’s a difficult decision:
Looking after a loved one with Dementia by yourself can be a challenging, tiring and a distressing experience. Coping with someone you have known for years not recognising you is very distressing and difficult to deal with.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you added the need for constant support and side effects such as incontinence.
Joining the community at Orchard House is a perfect solution to giving your loved one the best possible quality of life, whilst relieving you of the stress of looking after someone with Dementia.
Specially Equipped to Deal with Dementia
The home is provides a specially designed environment to suit people with Dementia. For example, navigation signs make moving around and recognition easier. This is very important as confusion and disorientation is a major source of frustration for people. People are freed to a lot of day-to-day stress by making navigation easier. This frees them to discover new interests while maintain old ones. Our well-maintained and extensive garden is designed to help people explore independently.
Whether you are looking for long term residential care for your loved one or you just need a short term break from caring you’ll find the Orchard House Care Home has a warm welcome, an excellent reputation and a very high standard of care and facilities.
Fun and engaging activities
Your loved one will be experiencing the world differently to you do. The connection between objects and their actions which we take for granted are a cause for major frustration for people with Dementia.
We take a personalised approach and seek to learn what activities might be meaningful to them, creating joy and promoting independence.
Throughout the year there are celebrations and activities. Seasonal favourites include; Easter bonnets to make; fireworks on bonfire night; pantomimes and cards at Christmas.
The activities calendar includes Pianist and other musicians playing old songs, quizzes, animal therapy, craft making and art classes and gentle therapeutic exercise sessions. The Hairdresser and Chiropody is available as arranged. Once a month there is a church service with communion followed in the afternoon by a church choir to lead hymn singing.
Excellent facilities to enjoy
Living at Orchard House does not mean you have to give up your comforts. The home is located in a quiet residential area, near Bexhill hospital.
As you walk in, a large open plan space greets you, which is well-suited for the comfort of our residents. The home features a beautiful garden to walk in or sit and enjoy the sunshine when summer comes or enjoy it from the warm, bright conservatory instead. We have a hairdressing salon on-site and assisted baths and walk-in shower. All rooms but one have en-suite toilet and hand-basin facilities.
We encourage people to bring their own personal mementoes, treasures and small items of furniture to make their surrounding as familiar as possible. You can get your own telephone in the room to stay in touch with your loved one. Call bells are situated in each room and common areas so people may get assistance if needed. Visitors and relatives are made to feel welcome and may spend time as they wish.
Meal time is the highlight of each day and we serve wholesome and delicious home-cooked food. Any special dietary requirements are catered to. If you wish to have any special meal, just ask and we will try to accommodate.
Caring and compassionate staff
It takes special person to dedicate yourself to the care and well-being of others and we are very proud of the commitment and compassion our staff show on a daily-basis. Our staff is a well-knit team and many of the key members have been with the home for a number of years. The home manager is supported by a full-complement of staff including senior carers, carers and domestic staff.
We can offer your loved one the physical and social environment that is specially designed for living with dementia, which most people are not able to provide at home.
We wish you’ll feel that moving in to a specialist dementia home is a positive step in giving your loved one the best possible chance of enjoying a happy and an active life.
You are most welcome to pop in and take a look around. If you have any questions or would like to arrange an appointment with the Home Manager for a confidential chat about your requirements please call us on 01424 400055 or email us and we will get back.
Independent Reviews on
"- Evelyn B , Nov 2015
Orchard House feels like a large friendly family home and I do not think I could have found a better care home anywhere in Bexhill"
"- Caroline S , Aug 2015
The staff and management have been outstanding- the process of moving mum in was made as easy as possible and I continue to be delighted with the care she is receiving."
"- David S , July 2015
I am happy with the care that my mother receives and would recommend Orchard House to anyone."
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