For the past 20 years, Sussex Healthcare has been providing a home for elderly people and other adults unable to care for themselves.
They operate a chain of homes along England’s southern coast where people with age-related conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease can find a place with a caring staff and plentiful opportunities for leisure activities, socializing, and learning opportunities.
Sussex Healthcare opened a gym in early 2018 which is available to the residents in all of its homes. It’s a good sized gym with elliptical trainers, treadmills, medicine balls, stationary bikes, and other equipment. It also includes a pool to exercise in as well as a spacious hot tub to relax in. The staff is comprised of experienced specialists who can develop exercise programs for each individual based on what they need and are able to do. They can customize the speed of the treadmills, for instance, and help people on the elliptical trainers enhance their flexibility and strengthen their joints.
Sussex Healthcare offers its residents swimming classes where the pool is set to predetermined currents. This helps the residents increase their stamina and become more flexible in their movements. Additionally, they have an underwater treadmill that the residents can use to increase the strength in their hamstrings, stomach, calves, and quadriceps.
One of Sussex Healthcare’s homes is called Forest Lodge. This is located just outside of the village of Uckfield on an estate that is eight acres in size. The home is surrounded by a picturesque garden and fountains. The people that stay at this home are elderly people, many with age-related mental conditions. In order to help these people the staff lead several indoor cognitive activities designed to help them mentally. There is also a cafe and country store for the residents and visitors to enjoy.
Horncastle House is another home Sussex Healthcare operates, this one outside of East Grinstead. This home is located on 15 acres and has a large orchard, a huge lawn, gardens, and fountains. 28 people can stay at this home at any time and both shared and private rooms are available.
Find more about Sussex Healthcare: https://www.esht.nhs.uk/