Quality Care At Sussex Healthcare
Sussex Healthcare provides twenty care homes as well as support services for older people who are suffering from dementia or other mental limitations, and adults who have physical or mental disabilities. It has been in operation since 1985, and has a reputation for quality care. As you can imagine, a large staff is needed to meet the daily demands of the residents. Sussex Healthcare employs an administrative staff, nurses, physical therapists, and caregivers, just to name a few.
Recently, Sussex announced openings for caregivers in several locations. Applicants do have to meet certain qualifications, as Sussex has a mission to provide each of their residents with the best quality of care. However, prior experience is not required, as full training will be provided for those found to have the needed attitude of warmth, friendliness, and compassion, and the ambition to learn the skills needed to provide a high standard of care for all residents. Depending on the location, shifts may be day or night.
Once hired in a care giving position, Sussex Healthcare encourages caregivers to get to know each resident as an individual, and to always preserve the dignity of each individual. Each resident has a care plan which caregivers must follow. Residents are as independent as possible, but receive assistance with daily tasks such as eating, dressing, toileting, and others as needed. Creative suggestions for improvements to the living conditions of residents are always welcome. Caregivers are expected to be reliable and punctual, and to work well with others, including other staff members, as well as residents, and family members of residents.
Also, Sussex Healthcare homes provide employment opportunities in many other areas. Each property is unique, but some of the opportunities provided are cognitive activity programs, fitness activities, and multi-sensory areas. A kitchen staff prepares daily meals, and the dining room is an area for socializing. The care home’s surrounding are well maintained, and many feature fountains, large grassy areas, gardens, and walking areas. No matter the area of involvement with the residents of Sussex Healthcare, all staff members are trained to meet their needs with patience, compassion, and dignity.