GraceLands

Gracelands provides accommodation without nursing care for up to 31 service users living with dementia. As well as offering long term care, we may be able to offer day care and respite, space permitting.In order to ensure that Gracelands is the right home for any prospective resident they, and any family or friends, will be invited to visit the home before being admitted.A comprehensive assessment is made of the person’s needs, with the input of the service user themselves, relatives and other health or social care professionals, and an initial care plan is agreed.

The registered manager of Gracelands is Paula Devonport and she is supported by senior carers and a team of care and support staff.  Care staff are on duty 24 hours a day. There is also a team of ancillary staff who ensure Gracelands is maintained to the very best standard of tidiness and cleanliness.

Amenities

Gracelands is situated close to local amenities and a short walk from the seafront of Bognor Regis. Bognor boasts beautiful views across to the Isle of Wight on a sunny day, theatres, parks and Butlins Holiday Park.

Bognor Regis town centre is close by and offers in addition to a well-established shopping area, an excellent bus and train service to nearby Barnham, Littlehampton and Fontwell Racecourse.

Accommodation

There are 27 residents’ rooms in Gracelands, 24 of these are singles and 3 are doubles. 1 has en-suite bathroom, 10 have en-suite toilets and all have hand washbasins. The home also has 3 further bathrooms and 1 shower room. There are also 6 further separate toilets. Every room that a resident uses is connected to a staff call system which is cancelled at the point of call.

In addition to individual rooms, communal facilities are provided for sitting, relaxation and activities. There are three large lounges offering comfortable seating where residents can relax, read, listen to music or watch television. Gardens are situated to the rear of the property. These are lawned and have an area of patio. There is seating on the front patio also.

Meals

Meals are served in our spacious dining room with our main meal of the day supplied by an outside food supplier called Apetito (www.apetito.co.uk). They are specialists in catering for the elderly with over 50 years’ experience in the market. We have received very positive feedback from both residents and staff on the meals and desserts supplied by Apetito.

Apetito aim to bring fresh nutrition and enticing food to the table, delivering a unparalleled choice of consistent great tasting dishes to create a dignified dining experience for our residents.

A lot of work goes into every dish Apetito create. Their experienced teams of chefs develop each recipe, while specialist teams prepare the meals to a consistent standard using quality ingredients and seasonings.

They constantly monitor the nutritional content of every meals batch and carry out daily test to ensure every meal is delicious, healthy and visually appealing.

The Apetito range of food caters for special diets such as diabetics, ethnic, vegetarian and vegan, afro-caribbean, moderate salt, low fat and gluten free to name a few. Apetito have also developed a special range of meals and desserts to improve the eating experience of people with swallowing difficulties (texture modified food range).

Apetito is an award winning company with wins for customer focus at the business awards 2010, food manufacturing excellence awards, company of the year 2010 and the craft guild of chef’s award 2010 for the texture modification food range amongst others.

To find out more about Apetito please visit www.apetito.co.uk

Entertainment/Recreation

We recognise that each of us has different interests. Residents are encouraged to go out (with supervision) if appropriate or to sit in the garden. We endeavour to provide social activities that meet the needs of the individual.

Whatever activities are provided, you will have a choice in what you participate in. (If there is any charge, you will be notified in advance and your permission sought). We understand that some people prefer a one-to-one activity and a chance to talk, rather than participate in group activities. We do our best to meet the resident’s needs in this respect. There is a published programme of events and residents’ views are sought on what they would like to be provided.

Activities include music and performance; film shows; sing-along; touch therapy; exercises; ball games; reminiscence therapy; questions and answers; around the world;  and gardening;. Staff also help residents by reading letters and newspapers, chatting to them and accompanying them on outings to the shops or day trip

Facilities

  1. 24-hour care
  2. Full central heating
  3. Emergency nurse call points

  1. Personal laundry
  2. Assisted baths/shower rooms and dressing
  3. Monitored medication and dispensing

  1. Individual shopping undertaken
  2. Choice of menu/special diets catered for
  3. Extra drinks and snacks 24 hrs a day

  1. Attractive front and rear gardens
  2. Daily activities and occasional outings
  3. Daily newspaper (optional extra)

Meals in Our Homes

Meals are supplied from an outside food supplier called Apetito. They are specialists in catering for the elderly with over 50 years’ experience in the market. We have received very positive feedback from both residents and staff on the meals and desserts supplied by Apetito.

www.apetito.co.uk