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Though the new regulations, standards and inspections seem endless, the ethos at Woodlands has not changed here in thirty years either, “Treat each resident as if they are your own parent”. Not difficult to understand, though challenging at times. The staff, all highly qualified and very experienced in the field of Dementia Care, take enormous pride in their team with the results of a “GOOD” in all five categories of the CQC Inspection Report.
However, the greatest reward is daily...seeing residents content, secure, and comfortable and feeling at home without social pressures. Being a small home, only fourteen residents, most residents get on together well!! There is always a quiet corner if someone feels a little Me-time is in order!
Woodlands House is a care home for elderly people with short term memory loss, dementia, confusion, and Alzheimer’s disease. The families of residents at Woodlands have recognised, that whilst becoming less able to live independently, even with home-care, their remaining skills and abilities can be more successfully maintained given specialist care, earlier rather than later. With staff with an average of eight years at Woodlands, familiarity is key.
The environment which is comfortable and homely with all
soft furnishings, gives the warmth and understanding normally associated with family care. It is also borne in mind how families feel when first leaving and later visiting loved ones. It is important they feel comfortable and confident in the care being provided and that Activities both daily are specifically tailored around each resident.
Christmas is coming, and like everyone else we will be preparing homemade mince pies, Christmas Cake and loads of shortbread!! Decorations will cheers us up as we look out at the birds and squirrels scurrying around the garden for their supper while residents patiently wait for the warm aromas of baking indicating supper and Christmas are on their way! Another year at Woodlands!!
We specialise in caring for those suffering from memory loss, Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of confusion, in a luxury home in Sussex.
We operate an alternative Care Philosophy whereby residents are encouraged to live their lives
without the pressures of social expectations or unnecessary sedation.
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For further information contact
Oonagh Cacioppoon 01903 725458
or email
4 St Winefride’s Road, Littlehampton, Sussex BN17 5NL
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CQC Inspection: “GOOD” for every level!!!

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