Caring for West Sussex

Since 1979

Choosing a care home for someone living with dementia can be a difficult decision.

 

  Elreg House is a safe, adapted environment for those living with dementia whilst still valuing each resident as an individual. Our aim is simple: to give our residents the best quality of life in their new home.

For the 4th year in a row, we have been rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and are constantly improving our services and offerings whilst striving to provide the best care possible, with our residents and families in mind.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

 

Throughout this pandemic Elreg House has remained covid free, from our staff to our residents. Our cleaning procedures and our precautions have been second to none & unrivalled in the area.

We expect and encourage visits wherever possible, and to do so in a risk-managed way.

Visiting is an integral part of care home life. It is vitally important for maintaining the health, wellbeing and quality of life of residents. Visiting is also crucial for family and friends to maintain contact and life-long relationships with their loved ones, and to contribute to their support and care.

People living in care homes are typically more vulnerable to severe illness as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please follow the updated guidance below on the following link, the guidance is due to be updated fully on the 31st January 2022.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visiting-care-homes-during-coronavirus/update-on-policies-for-visiting-arrangements-in-care-homes

  • visitors should make arrangements with care homes in advance of the visit, so that care providers can manage the number of people attending at any one time to ensure safe visiting practices can be maintained taking into account the size and layout of the care home
  • the duration of visits should not be limited if safe visiting practices can be maintained
  • visits should take place in a room most practical and comfortable for the resident (for example, residents with dementia may be more comfortable in their own room with familiar belongings)
  • visitors should receive a negative lateral flow test result and report it on the day of their visit, either by conducting the test at home or when they arrive at the care home – essential care givers need to follow the additional testing arrangements outlined below
  • visitors should not enter the care home if they are feeling unwell, even if they have tested negative for COVID-19 and are fully vaccinated and have received their booster. Transmissible viruses such as flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and norovirus can be just as dangerous to care home residents as COVID-19. If visitors have any symptoms that suggest other transmissible viruses and infections, such as cough, high temperature, diarrhoea or vomiting, they should avoid the care home until at least 5 days after they feel better
  • visitors who are not legally required to self-isolate are advised against visiting the care home (for 10 days) if they have been identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19, unless absolutely necessary, even if they have been fully vaccinated. Where visits do occur, visitors should have received a negative lateral flow test result earlier in the day of their visit
  • Elreg House was one of a select few care homes in Sussex that did not have one case of COVID throughout the pandemic and we were approached by CQC and the local authorities to help advise other care homes on infection control and risk management.

 

The Elreg Life

Our Residents

We offer a safe, adapted home to 32 residents living with Dementia. With en-suite facilities & a dedicated care team on-call 24 hours a day.

 

 

Facilities

Rooms adapted to the unique needs of each individual resident with dementia, to enjoy as much independence, mental & physical stimulation as possible

 

 

Activities & Hobbies

Activities, such as arts and crafts, gardening, reminiscence therapy, and 1-to-1 involvement, organised by a dedicated activity co-ordinator.

 

 

Dining and Nutrition

Good nutrition is vital for health, independence and wellbeing of everyone at Elreg House.

 

 

The Local Area

Find out more about our Shoreham-By-Sea location

 

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Why Choose Elreg House?

If your loved one is struggling to live alone, or it’s becoming difficult to keep on top of their care needs, it might be time to consider a specialist dementia care home. Elreg offer 24-hour care which can help ease the worry.

All our carers complete person centred and dementia training. This specialist training helps them to focus on the resident’s needs and choices first and their condition second. It encourages quality one-on-one time and provides support for activities tailored to keep the mind active. Elreg House has a specialist dementia activities coordinator who spends one to one time with all residents.

When a new resident comes to live at the home, the team write them a personalised care plan. They make getting to know the resident and their relatives a top priority. This helps carers to build a picture of how they’d like to be supported day-to-day, so they can create a personalised care plan. They find this is key to helping residents settle into their new home and live a happy and long life at Elreg House.

Mealtimes are an important part of daily life in Elreg House. The chefs carefully select a different menu for each day of the week, making sure residents enjoy a variety of home-cooked dishes. The chefs always use fresh ingredients to prepare delicious, nutritionally balanced meals throughout the day and night.

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Some features of our care home includes:

  • Personal name plates on room doors to aid recognition
  • Each bedroom filled with personal items such as photographs, certificates and other memory triggers
  • Secure landscaped gardens, for peace of mind
  • Reminiscence and music activities

Choosing a care home for someone is an important decision.

Elreg House is a safe, adapted environment for those living with dementia whilst still valuing each resident as an individual.

Testimonials

“Please thank everyone, both members of staff and management for the exemplary way that you are managing this dreadful pandemic. You are all to be commended!.”

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