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A dementia care home that really is like home

Haviland House is a very special care home focused on providing the best care for people living with dementia. The home is situated in a new community, just off the Littlehampton Road at Goring-by-Sea.

Opened in 2015, the home offers five unique suites, referred to as ‘households’, each with 12 bedrooms, living and dining room space, wide corridors and stimulating spaces, where our residents are regarded as family members. Each ‘household’ supports a different stage of dementia.  

The Butterfly Home Project

Early in 2017, we decided to adopt the ‘butterfly approach’ a very realistic way of caring which has been developed by Dementia Care Matters. We are working with them to bring about this cultural change in dementia care as we would like Haviland House to become a recognised Butterfly Home.

This type of approach means that staff and residents, together with visiting relatives, can spend the days together as an extended family. We focus on people’s feelings, their environment, conversation, communication and, go beyond life stories, as much as their personal care needs.

Choosing a dementia care home

We actively encourage anyone who may be in going through a difficult stage in the dementia journey with their loved-one, to come and have a look at Haviland House.

Sensory garden and memorabilia

We have a beautiful sensory garden which offers opportunities to relax, do a little gardening, rekindle long lost memories of years gone by. Walk down our Memory Lane, pop into the beach hut or chat about that rowing boat your dad once owned as a boy. Talk about the flowers, do some potting up in the greenhouse or just idle the time away amongst the flowers.

Fully furnished bedrooms with walk-in wet rooms

Our spacious bedrooms are beautifully furnished and all, except three, are en suite with many looking out onto the garden area.

There are lots of well-designed spaces offering those who enjoy reminiscing offering opportunities to interact with themes ranging from music and memorabilia to sports, photography, travel and gardening. Ladies and gents can take advantage of the hair salon and barbers for a little glamour and pampering.

Nothing has been forgotten as other areas in the home open up to a traditional corner shops, a post office or a seaside view and there are cosy corners to chat or relax for in the quiet.

Specialist staff

Each household’s staffing levels are specially tailored to meet the needs of the individuals living within each household. We recognise the importance of experienced nursing care and as most people with later stage dementia have other health conditions.

Nursing care at Haviland House will be centred around the individual and their family are welcome to stay with them if their health deteriorates. We offer a relative’s a room, should the wish to stay overnight. End of life and palliative care is provided irrespective of stage of dementia.

Keeping fit and healthy

In addition to a dedicated Activities Co-ordinator who arranges everything from arts and crafts to social events, we have aromatherapy, chiropody and physiotherapy as well as carers support groups.

Haviland House is able to meet a resident’s clinical and psychological needs for the whole of their dementia journey, and we achieve this by working in partnership with health professionals, social services and local GPs.

Dementia respite breaks

Haviland House also offers respite care provision for longer stays, allowing people who are not yet ready to move into residential care permanently, the opportunity to spend time away from home, with full care and nursing support on hand. Full-time unpaid carers find these short breaks invaluable.

Talk to us

We have a friendly Customer Services team on hand to help you with any questions you may have.

Call us now on 01903 327327 or email enquiry@guildcare.org.

We look forward to speaking with you!

Robin Road, Worthing BN12 6FE

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Haviland House has been rated 'Good' in our latest CQC (Care Quality Commission) report. Download the summary here or read the full report.