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
14 Jul 2017
Colleagues from Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside, Havencourt Care Home in Stonehaven and Cumbrae Lodge Care Home in Irvine all came together to do a skydive, raising money for residents in their care and Alzheimer's Scotland.
Tracey Rhodes, Resident Experience Facilitator for Scotland, said: "Everyone was really excited for the jump. One of them hadn't even been in a plane, and they completed it, which was a huge accomplishment. They managed to raise £4,000 which is fantastic. Well done everyone."
Congratulations everyone! We’re all proud of you.
9 Jun 2017
Hannah Roncone a Care Assistant from Lydfords Care Home in Lewes has received an award after being commended for her caring nature.
Hannah was nominated for a Recognition of Care and Kindness (ROCK) award by a family member of a resident in her care. The nomination from Mr and Mrs Briley read: “She is always cheerful and smiling and shows great kindness towards our relative. Hannah gives her cuddles and always chats to her in a very friendly way.”
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.
Maria Stefea, Home Manager said: “This award for Hannah is very well deserved. I want to congratulate her on her success and thank her for all of her hard work and determination. Hannah is kind, caring and compassionate, and is a fantastic advocate for this award.”
17 Nov 2016
A special card landed on the mat at Lydfords Care Home in Lewes on 31st October, as one of their residents celebrated turning 100.
Grace celebrated her 100th year with her family, friends and the care team.
Maria Stefea, Home Manager, said: “We all had a lovely day celebrating Grace’s birthday. She’s a lovely lady who has a fondness for pink, so naturally her birthday party and food had a pink theme. Happy birthday again Grace. It was a pleasure celebrating this special day with you.”
The centurion, was humbled when she opened her birthday card from the Queen, and offered to send her a slice of birthday cake to say thank you.
Everyone at Four Season’s 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