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On 9 Jan 2016 at 10:46am searcher wrote:
We are looking for a care home for a family member , I was shocked at the qcc report on this home. Does anyone have a positive recommendation for a local home
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On 9 Jan 2016 at 1:46pm Amanda wrote:
Lime tree in Ringmer had a good reputation in the past. Stay away from Claydon.
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On 9 Jan 2016 at 2:59pm Lewesian wrote:
Got a relative in Holm Lodge, Ringmer. Very very pleased.
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On 9 Jan 2016 at 7:13pm Louise wrote:
Hello there have you thought of having live in care for your loved one? I work as a live in carer myself and I can vouch for the reassurance that this can bring. I have been a live in carer for the last year and I believe that allowing someone to remain in their own home brings a quality of life that a nursing/care/residential home cannot always bring but obviously this depends on the person. Financially it quite often works out significantly more affordable. I do not know the severity of your loved one's condition and maybe your only option is a home but if you would like to contact me I have been working in partnership with another lovely lady who is an ex geriatric/phychiatric nurse with lots of experience. I finished working with a wonderful gentleman in December as his condition meant that it was best for all concerned that he go into a home due to very limited mobility and other issues but up until that point we kept him in his own flat with his memories and personal belongings and we made sure that his favourite meals were always prepared, he was always clean, and we had lots and lots of laughter. Please give it some thought and if you want to contact me my telephone number is 07746560673. Sending my best wishes and blessings, and I hope that whatever you choose it all works out for the very best at this difficult time.
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On 9 Jan 2016 at 7:34pm Louise wrote:
Just to follow on from my previous response, if you definitely know that a care home is your best option then Limetree is good as that is where my lovely gentleman was eventually settled. Holm Lodge is also good from what I have heard. When my gentleman client's family were searching for a home I do remember them saying that Claydon House was not ideal so I have to agree with the post by Amanda purely on what my ex client's family said. All the best in your search.
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On 10 Jan 2016 at 10:41am Convenient wrote:
Ummmmm maybe I'm being a little bit cynical but how convenient that @searcher started this thread so soon after @Louise put her advert post on the other day , thus enabling @Louise to repost her advert ...... please try and be more subtle and don't think we won't notice .
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On 10 Jan 2016 at 11:43am searcher wrote:
Really? I asked a simple question nit my fault Louise hijacked it to try and get work as you can see she's left a number and started another post so why would I pretend? In trying to find a home for a family member with dementia. Others have been so helpful, shame on you for your cynical and unkind post.
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On 10 Jan 2016 at 12:01pm leaf wrote:
@convenient you obviously have too much tine on your hands.
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On 10 Jan 2016 at 1:54pm Woody wrote:
I can recommend Blatchington Court in Seaford for dementia sufferers. Top class care and support.
Avoid Claydon House like the plague.
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On 10 Jan 2016 at 3:18pm Louise wrote:
Sorry searcher I never realised offering my help would cause you such grief. I decided to start my own thread shortly afterwards as thought it wouldn't do any harm but I have also been berated for that. I can honestly say I have never come across so much pettiness from people in such a short space of time. Good luck and as I said last night Limetree in Ringmer is a lovely place as is Holm Lodge. I do believe there is another home being built in the area soon I think it specialises in Dementia it's supposed to be very state of the art. Just what I've heard on the grapevine. Might be worth enquiring about.
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On 10 Jan 2016 at 3:43pm searcher wrote:
Louise
Please don't worry about it. Sadly these days this forum is full of petty wind merchants
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On 11 Jan 2016 at 10:14pm Fairmeadow wrote:
If you can make it work, and It does depend on the person needing care, finance, your home and whether you have another family member around to keep an eye open, Louise's solution can be the best answer. It worked very well for my mum when she had a disabling stroke, and enabled her to spend her last 18 months in her own home surrounded by her own things, with committed friends and relatives able to pop in. It turned out her bungalow had been built to Lifetime Homes standards - not the reason she chose it but made everything much easier. The quality of the carers is crucial, but there are excellent live-in carers around, and a much better working environment for them than they would get exploited by an agency. Downside potential too of course, and probably not a runner unless there are family around to oversee.
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On 29 Sep 2016 at 8:26pm Martin Reed wrote:
Hello, with reference to North Corner,
The home has now been taken over by new managers, Martin and Stephany.
We have big plans for the home to give our residents the home they deserve. As far as the CQC report, this was caused by the previous owners/managers. Please, watch this space.


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