We cater for older people living with varying stages of dementia, as well as elderly people with sensory impairment and other healthcare needs. Our core team at our care home in East Sussex operates like a family, supporting our residents in decision making and expressing themselves, and working with relatives and healthcare professionals to ensure the best quality of life for our residents.
Fairdene Lodge’s philosophy is built around promoting independence while we deliver high quality care, and we understand the importance of individuality. This means each resident has a plan of care designed around their requirements and preferences, and this grants them choice in aspects of their daily routine. We listen to feedback from residents, and include them in the creation of their care plan, ensuring person centred care is at the heart of everything we do.
Age-related health issues
Our staff are trained to deal with and manage the challenges that dementia can present, and our home is designed and equipped to make life make sense as much as possible for residents. Our reception rooms are individually decorated to aid orientation, and we regularly hold reminiscence sessions to help residents get in touch with their pasts.
We have excellent links with local health care providers, and have access to several supportive local GP’s. We regularly welcome Brighton & Hove’s in-reach team, comprised of specialist dementia nurses and occupational therapists, who provide valued support and advice to residents, staff and relatives.
Our chef cooks homemade, nutritious food with local produce, and we consistently offer support to residents at meal times, encouraging them to eat and drink well, and offering choice and explanation around their meals. We always offer alternatives, and always cater to individual dietary requirements.
My mother only spent a short time with you but during that time she was shown nothing but kindness and assistance from you and your staff. I have frankly been amazed at the way they have all put themselves out to help my mum and done it all in such a happy and helpful manner.
I want to say a very big thank you to everyone at Fairdene for the kindness and care you gave to my cousin during his final two years. It can’t have been an easy task as he slowly became more incapacitated. I was impressed by your patience and attention to his quite considerable needs.
From the moment he arrived you made our loved one feel loved and respected, and within a very short time he looked at Fairdene as his home, and never once looked back to his former house or indicated a desire to be anywhere else. The dedication and kindness you and your staff show to your residents is a joy to witness, and your seemingly unbreakable patience, even at the most trying of times, is truly impressive.