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
24 Apr 2017
As delayed transfers of care remain at record highs, how can we reduce unnecessary hospital stays for older people? That was the key question at an HSJ event held in association with Four Seasons Health Care.
The roundtable heard that the healthcare system often finds reasons not to deal with care home residents and looked at the success of an innovative collaboration between the NHS and care homes in Belfast.
With a collaborative approach between care homes and the NHS, older people are able to leave hospital and receive expert care, whilst assessing whether their long term future would be in their current home or a local care home. “The idea is that it would provide short term rehabilitation in conjunction with the two trusts in that area. The joint partnerships with the trusts I’ve worked with have just been amazing, and that’s what makes it work”, explained Janice Brown, Four Seasons’ regional manager for the Belfast and Newtownabbey area.
In addition to the improvements from a collaborative solution, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust reported that the joint partnership approach of providing a bed in a care home reduced their yearly cost by more than half.
You can read further thoughts and insights from the HSJ Roundtable, in association with Four Seasons Health Care, at HSJ Roundtable Guides
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.
2 Jul 2016
On Friday 17th June, Lydfords Care Home near Lewes recognised the first-rate level of care that Alison Palmer and Marie Carson, Care Assistants and Nurse Florin Mortoiu, brings to their role everyday by awarding then a Recognition of Care and Kindness (ROCK) Award.
All three team members were nominated by resident Margaret Bullock. With regards to her nominations, she wrote the following about the team:
“Alison is always ready to assist me, is always cheerful and smiling.”
“Florin makes me feel safe and happy at night. I like it when he’s on shift.”
“Marie always helps me. She smiles, opens my bed at night and never complains.”
Maria Stefea, Care Home Manager, said: “I want to congratulate Alison, Marie and Florin on their well-deserved awards. They’re a fantastic asset to have in the home, and the residents and the team here think very highly of them. It’s nice to read Margaret’s comments because it shows that sometimes the simple things are often those that have the most impact on our residents.”
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.
Looking for a care home in Lewes? Lydfords Care Home offers residential, nursing and respite care.
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23 High Street, East Hoathly, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6DR
01825 840 997