Sovereign Lodge Care Centre

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2 Carew Road
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN21 2DW

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Profile Strength
Excellent 94%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,330.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Sam Kirwan is Home Manager at Sovereign Lodge Care Centre.

What do you think a person needs to be good in your role?

A leader and manager who has great knowledge of the care industry and the many pathways available to support the customers that come to the home. An individual who can speak to staff and listen to their points of view, but who is able to make decisions that will ensure the safety of all parties within the home. A great sense of humour is a must, be patient, encourage and praise the staff team. A person who will address any issues within the home to create a homely culture that is positive for both residents and the staff team. An optimistic attitude to their work in a high pressured demanding job.

What’s your favourite part of your working day?

I love it when I walk the floor and see the residents, having a few moments with them, having lunch with them or generally just making sure they are all safe. To see smiles on their faces is always a great reminder that the job is certainly worth it.

Sam Kirwan

Sovereign Lodge is designed for modern living for older people with nursing and dementia care needs. The home provides a warm, friendly and welcoming environment.

Accommodation is arranged over three floors accessible by lifts. Each bedroom benefits from en-suite facilities, telephone, television points and residents are welcome to bring personal possessions. There are a variety of lounge areas and dining rooms for residents and guests to enjoy.

We also have a large garden area with beautifully arranged seating which allows us to hold events and for family members to enjoy the great outdoors.

Our experienced staff are available to meet your loved ones needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we believe the best way to accommodate these needs is by having a person-centred approach.

Our home is easily accessible by road, with ample car parking, on a main bus route and within close walking distance of the railway station and local shops.

The town centre is up and coming with its newly refurbished shopping centre called ‘The Beacon’. Eastbourne is also renowned for its beautiful carpet gardens which are located in the seafront. This is accessible via bus which would take you up to the notorious Beachy Head which has stunning views.


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, High Dependency, Independent Living, Palliative, Personal care, Rehabilitation.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Aids, Cancer, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Crohn's Disease, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Huntington Disease, Korsakoff, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, Prader Willi Syndrome, Stroke, Ulcerative Colitis.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Challenging Behaviour, Violent Behaviour, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Frontotemporal, Lewy Body, Mixed Dementias, Picks Disease, Vascular Dementia.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

We have installed temporary COVID Safe Visiting Pods, which allows for our resident families to visit. We operate a appointment controlled arrangement that is totally within all safety measures to ensure safety for all.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Air Filtration & Purification We are using air filtration and/or air purification devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Regulatory Assessment We have been assessed by the care regulator in our approach to infection control.
safe-tick Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

Yes, our care home has WiFi in all our resident’s rooms.

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

Yes, our care home has mobile phone signal in all our resident’s rooms.

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

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Minimum Age
65

Admission Category Support For
Profession Retired Actors, Retired Advertising Executives, Retired Civil Service, Retired Clergy, Retired Entertainers, Retired Medical, Retired Military, Retired Musicians, Retired Police, Retired Professionals, Retired Teachers.
Religion Anglican / C of E, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Charismatics, Hindu, Islam, Judaism, Methodist, Orthodox Christian, Other, Presbyterian, Quakers.
LGBTQ Welcome Yes
Contract
LSC_PrivateResidentContractofAdmission-FINALv2.pdf
Our Building and Facilities

Sovereign Lodge is designed for modern living for older people with nursing and dementia care needs. The home provides a warm, friendly and welcoming environment.

Accommodation is arranged over three floors accessible by lifts. Each bedroom benefits from en-suite facilities, telephone, television points and residents are welcome to bring personal possessions. There are a variety of lounge areas and dining rooms for residents and guests to enjoy.

We have the quiet room on the top floor, that families and friends can book free of charge to have private celebrations with their loved ones. We can also provide catering for these events and would welcome you to meet and plan with our chef Steve.

We also have a large garden area with beautifully arranged seating which allows us to hold events and for family members to enjoy the great outdoors.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

The Year Our Home Was Built
28 Feb 2007

How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Bar / Pub, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Chiropodist, Chiropractor, Dentist, GP, Hairdressers, Lift, Optician, Physiotherapy, Smoking Area.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Private Garden(s), Seating, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Individual Heating Controls.

Brochures
Sovereign-Lodge.pdf Sovereign Lodge In Focus.pdf 13221 HHG Memories Book Sovereign Lodge PROOF_4.pdf

Our Photos

Description

Each bedroom benefits from en-suite facilities, telephone, television points and residents are welcome to bring personal possessions.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 64
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 64

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Step Free Access.

Room Facilities
Internet Access, Secure Access, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point.

Our Photos
Description

Our experienced staff are available to meet your loved ones needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we believe the best way to accommodate these needs is by having a person-centred approach.


Our Team
Emma Field
Emma Field
Receptionist

Joined 2016

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Caring, compassionate, friendly, outgoing, hardworking and flexible

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Always having a task to achieve. Every day is different. I am always learning. This was my first administrative role as receptionist. I am multi-skilled within the home so can always assist in the kitchen, activities or care if required. I am diverse and able.

Julie Walker
Julie Walker
Registered General Nurse

Julie has worked as a RGN for over 30 years working in a variety of settings. Julie at present works on the Dementia floor within the home and really enjoys watching the residents settle and enjoy their new home. Julie loves camping and wearing flip flops when she is not working.

Kathleen Pantua
Kathleen Pantua
Administrator

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

You must be knowledgeable or must be willing to learn. You must be people orientated, know how to deal with different kinds of people in a friendly bu professional manner. Must be well organised and know how to manage time. Stay calm.

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

A good home manager must have good leadership and at the same time be caring and have a passionate heart. Time management is also very important.

Margaret Coscolluela
Margaret Coscolluela
Deputy Manager

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

I believe that a person needs to be passionate about their role. A person who is well driven and loves their job. Management can be challenging, it requires commitment, motivation and skill to make a vision in to reality.

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Being able to maintain consistent standards and ensure rules and procedures are followed but be open to change. Ability to communicate with both staff and residents. Be able to reflect and decide immediately to unforeseen events. Be firm with decisions.

Sam Kirwan
Sam Kirwan
Home Manager

What do you think a person needs to be good in your role?

A leader and manager who has great knowledge of the care industry and the many pathways available to support the customers that come to the home. An individual who can speak to staff and listen to their points of view, but who is able to make decisions that will ensure the safety of all parties within the home. A great sense of humour is a must, be patient, encourage and praise the staff team. A person who will address any issues within the home to create a homely culture that is positive for both residents and the staff team. An optimistic attitude to their work in a high pressured demanding job.

What’s your favourite part of your working day?

I love it when I walk the floor and see the residents, having a few moments with them, having lunch with them or generally just making sure they are all safe. To see smiles on their faces is always a great reminder that the job is certainly worth it.

Stephen Kemp
Stephen Kemp
Head Chef

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Good experience and knowledge. Being caring with all of our residents.

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Being able to manage staff and allowing staff to manage their own departments

What do you enjoy/you looking forward to most about working at this care home?

To move the business forward in the future and to maintain being the best care home in Eastbourne

Steve Briffett
Steve Briffett
Maintenance

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Assistant Facilities Manager

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

A general understanding of what makes a building work

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

Music and modern history

Tracy Wenham
Tracy Wenham
Activities Co-ordinator

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Bubble, outgoing, motivated and confident. Being able to work as part of a team or take a lead role if necessary. Energetic, enthusiastic and loving the job of making people happy.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Putting a smile on people’s faces and making a difference. Giving residents something to look forward to.

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Good leadership qualities, being able to communicate freely with staff. Good problem solving skills

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,330.00
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,350.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,175.00
Nursing Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,350.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £1,400.00

Funding Types
Local Authority East Sussex
Region South East
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

Home-cooked meals prepared to suit all tastes and diets. Our Chef will meet all new residents when they arrive at the home for a visit to introduce themselves. This is also an opportunity to talk to the resident about their likes and dislikes, if there is any specific diets that we need to know about and support them during their stay with us.


We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Halal, Kosher, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

Our Photos

Menu
HHG Daily Menu Planner Template_Feb19 (002).pdf HHG Weekly Menu Planner Template_Feb19 (003).pdf
Activities Are So Important

A variety of activities available for all:

  • Trips arranged to local shops and attractions
  • Pampering sessions
  • Fundraising events held throughout the year
  • Flower arranging and gardening
  • Physio and gentle exercises, reflexology and massage
  • Pet visits
  • Live music
  • Reminiscence sessions

Residents often enjoy afternoon exercise with Joe from G.Fitness. We also welcome Connor, a year old pet therapy dog, who residents have watched grow from a puppy!


Our Photos

Timetables
Activity Planner example 20.01.2020.pdf

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Choir, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Residents' Committee, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games, Yoga.

Activities Outside Our Home
Cinema, Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Shopping, Theatre.
Our Pets

We have 3 Tropical fish tanks, one on each floor for the residents. We have 4 budgies in the home, 2 live on the ground floor and 2 live on the top floor. We do bring them on little trips to the middle floors as the residents do enjoy hearing their tune full songs.


Can You Bring Your Pet
Yes

We Welcome
Cats, Dogs, Others (subject to review).

2 Carew Road
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN21 2DW

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/0c99ab66-e138-4684-ae36-7b7f7a26eb68
Report Published 19th December 2019
Registration Date 26th February 2016
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church, Mosque.

Nearby Services
Hospital, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops.
Our Awards
Care home of the year 2020 Winner, was voted by the readers of the Eastbourne Herald. Care home of the year 2020 Winner, was voted by the readers of the Eastbourne Herald.
Care home of the year 2020 Winner, was voted by the readers of the Eastbourne Herald. Care home of the year 2020 Winner, was voted by the readers of the Eastbourne Herald.

Frequently asked questions about Sovereign Lodge Care Centre

Sovereign Lodge Care Centre was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in December 2019.
Sovereign Lodge Care Centre provides Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Sovereign Lodge Care Centre has 64 rooms.
Prices for Sovereign Lodge Care Centre start from £1,330.00 per week.
Sovereign Lodge Care Centre is owned by Healthcare Homes Group Limited.
No. Sovereign Lodge Care Centre does not offer Residential care.
Yes. Sovereign Lodge Care Centre does offer Respite care.
Yes. Sovereign Lodge Care Centre does provide care for people with Dementia.
Sovereign Lodge Care Centre comes under East Sussex.
Sovereign Lodge Care Centre accepts Local Authority clients.
Sovereign Lodge Care Centre accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Sam Kirwan is the manager of Sovereign Lodge Care Centre.

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