Welcome to Lydfords Care Home
You'll find Lydfords Care Home near Lewes, East Sussex. Here we provide the highest quality nursing and social care. We treat everyone living here as an individual, to be treated with dignity and respect. We foster a safe, comfortable and homely environment which provides stimulation and encourages as much independence as possible.
Set in a village location, our property was originally a Victorian family home, and has been adapted with the addition of two purpose-built extensions. There are two lounges, and a quiet room for residents, families and friends to relax in.
We have 42 single bedrooms, many with en-suites, and four double bedrooms. Most of these have excellent garden views.
At Lydfords Care Home, we put our residents' health and happiness at the heart of everything we do. Our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage residents to take part in all decisions.
Life at Lydfords Care Home
Monthly resident meetings are held to ensure we're involving everyone who lives here in the home's day-to-day life.
Our varied programme of activities includes minibus outings to places of interest. We also receive regular visits from an experienced hair stylist and a qualified chiropodist.
Catering is of a high standard with plenty of choice available each day. Our chef cooks a wide range of food, including for special diets, based on traditional methods and using fresh produce.
Could do with WIFI connections in rooms. Patient caring staff,good humoured at all times. Nothing too much trouble.
My parents thought that the staff were always friendly, caring and helpful and treated them with dignity and respect. They found the room warm and comfortable and the food delicious. My mothers (usually poor) appetite returned and she came back home much fitter and stronger.
My mother has dementia with Lewy bodies, manifesting primarily as confusion, memory loss and mobility issues - despite this she remains very independent. Staff respect this and have gently adjusted and increased the level of support and care she needs as her condition has progressed.
I have a disabled daughter, so have additional commitments in my home life that can sometimes prevent me making my weekly stop see Mum. However, when this happens I can relax in the knowledge that Mum is safe and well looked after. In my experience, staff have always contacted me if there is an issue with Mum, whether it is to advise me of her condition or to seek my advice.
I find all the staff - reception staff, cleaners, catering staff, carers, nursing staff and the manager, to be very helpful, approachable and, above all, kind. In my experience, they treat the people in their care with dignity and respect. There is a happy atmosphere and the staff acknowledge the residents and engage them in conversation.
I find Lydfords and its staff welcoming, inclusive and caring - which is what I want for my Mum.
The most outstanding aspect of Lydfords is the staff. The manager is lovely and has been really helpful in the two years my mother has been there. Her senior nursing staff are totally focused on the residents care and give the impression that they would never give up trying to do the best for them. Although there is a regular turn over of care assistants, I haven't met one yet who I wouldn't trust to treat my mother kindly. With respect, I am often amazed at how cheerful they are, even when dealing with the unpleasant bits of the job. I would also like to point out that Lydfords has wonderful gardens , but it's the people working there that have convinced me that my mother couldn't be in better hands.
My husband and I have always found the staff very caring towards our mother. They are very good at keeping the family informed of any problems and liaise closely with local services who provide a continuity of care. As we all work full time we feel lucky to find such a place so close to us and our mothers home. Unfortunately as a family we were unable to offer our mother the level of care she needed however Lydfords have given her this support and have adapted this to her deteriorating condition. Thank you
My mother has been at Lydfords for 3 years and is very happy there. She loves her room the view to the garden, the food but most of all the fantastic care she receives from all the staff. As a family we are relieved and happy that she is getting all the care she needs. It makes it easier for us knowing we do not have to worry. We are kept informed all the time if she is poorly and we can't visit. I have no hesitation in recommending Lydfords to anyone's parents or relatives needing care.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Lydfords Care Home whether...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Lydfords Care Home in Lewes. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Flat screen TV in lounge
- Personal telephone
11 Dec 2017
Four Seasons Health Care picked up three accolades on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at the Training Journal (TJ) Awards. Winning three categories meant that Four Seasons Health Care led the way, as they were the only organisation to win in multiple categories.
Who were the winners?
The Dementia Care Framework won the ‘Best Change Management Programme’, which is a fantastic achievement and further highlights the positive impact this is having on the lives of people living in Four Seasons homes with dementia.
The Judges commented: “We recognise Four Health Care work in the field of dementia care as innovative and thorough in its approach, being both effective and transformative. It had a bold vision that was well executed in a challenging environment.”
The Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ), Four Seasons’ very own internal publication to develop nurse knowledge and share best practice won its category of ‘Best Organisational Development Programme'.
The Judges commented: “The design of this intervention, which on the surface appears very simple, completely meets the needs of the organisation and has had significant impact. A particular strength was that Four Seasons Health Care decided to make these resources freely available to anyone, making the impact even greater and is improving healthcare outcomes in care homes everywhere.”
Finally, Louise Morris the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Lead won the main award of the night and was crowned the ‘Learning and Development Professional of the Year’.
The Judges stated: “Louise has had a transformational impact, not only on the learning and development of staff at Four Seasons Health Care, but also on the well-being of residents. Through a review of an existing programme, Louise drove design and improvement which has had significant benefits through improved care, staff practice and confidence and commitment to their work and professional development.”
Congratulations to everyone on this fantastic achievement!
20 Nov 2017
Congratulations go to two Care Assistants at Lydfords Care Home in Lewes, who have been commended for their care and kindness.
Maria Stefea, Home Manager, presented the Recognition of Care and Kindness (ROCK) awards to Alison Palmer and Wendy Lavender.
Maria Stefea said: “I’m very proud of the team here, they regularly go the extra mile to make a difference to the residents they care for. Well done Alison and Wendy you should be very proud, these awards are very well deserved.”
A ROCK award is a nationwide honour that specifically highlights the impact a Four Season Health Care employee has made on the lives of people living in one of their care homes. An internal prize, staff are nominated for an award by either residents, their relatives or friends, who have witnessed or experienced staff members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.
16 Nov 2017
A special celebration was held at Lydfords Care Home in Lewes, as resident Grace celebrated her 101st birthday.
Grace celebrated her special day with her loved ones, friends, residents and the care team at a lovely party at home.
Maria Stefea, Home Manager, said: “Grace had a lovely day and celebrated it exactly how she wanted to. She indulged in lots of tea and cake, enjoying being the centre of attention. Happy birthday again Grace. It was a pleasure being able to celebrate with you.”
Everyone at Four Seasons Health Care wishes you many happy returns Grace.
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Care Home Manager
23 High Street, East Hoathly, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6DR
01825 840 997