By Kevin Burke, director of Care Homes and Dementia Services, Guild Care

 


Guild Care is a not-for-profit charity that was established more than 90 years ago to serve the Worthing community. Our three care homes - Haviland House, Linfield House and Caer Gwent - are trusted to deliver the best possible care to our residents.

Person-led care, continuity and peace of mind

We take great pride in the fact that many of the carers at Caer Gwent, as well as the home’s management team, have been with us for more than 20 years, and our higher than average number of staff means we have even more time to care. Our unrivalled level of continuity gives our residents and their families a reassuring sense of security, stability and peace of mind.

Inclusive nursing care

Fully inclusive, 24-hour professional nursing care sets us apart, offering peace of mind to our residents and their families. Our team of registered nurses is on hand to provide clinical care whenever needed, whether day or night. Adaptable, individual care is at the heart of everything we do. For our more independent residents, we make day-to-day life easier, more comfortable, and more enjoyable. We also provide higher levels of support and nursing care for those with more complex needs. 

On top of these strong foundations, we strive to create magic moments for our residents every single day. Here, we share how our values of living well and enjoying life are demonstrated at Caer Gwent  making it such a special place.

For Lynda, whose mum Brenda joined us in 2022, this has made a huge difference. Before moving to Caer Gwent, Brenda was struggling with her breathing and calling an ambulance most nights. “I am now confident if mum has any issues they are dealt with by the clinical team and she isn’t at home alone, which for me is a huge weight being lifted,” Lynda says.

Heather with carers Claire and Jamie

Alan, whose mum Heather recently moved into Caer Gwent, adds: “I know that my mum is getting excellent 24/7 care and is eating fabulously well. She has joined a lovely group of ladies in the dining room, had her hair done at the in-house salon and is taking on a variety of the activities on offer. She told me just the other day that the time seems to fly by!”

A forever home

Caer Gwent was founded in 1947 and we are incredibly proud of our heritage in the local area. From first contact to the day they move in, we help our residents to put down their own roots - perhaps bringing their own furniture from home, hanging artwork or reassuring their loved ones that they can visit at any time. 

For couples or individuals, our fully inclusive services adapt to deliver the right level of care wherever our residents are on their journey, providing a forever home for all as needs change.

For Brenda, home comforts were an important part of settling in. She explains: “I’ve got my own pictures up, including one that my son bought for my husband and I a long time ago, and of course family photos on my dressing table. I’ve got two wing chairs, my own newspaper rack. Now this is my home. It’s lovely here.”

Brenda with her daughter Lynda

Our beautiful mature gardens and outdoor spaces are just as important as the inside of the home. Green-fingered residents enjoy tending to the garden, and many of the rooms look out onto the garden with direct access. Alan says the enclosed garden was one of the main reasons he knew his mum would be happy here. “She has a room with a window alcove overlooking the garden and is next door to the dining room with excellent food choices and company at mealtimes,” he explains. 

Socialising with friends, old and new

Just as in your own home, friends and family are always welcome to visit at any time. Whether residents want to enjoy a cup of tea and a catch up in the privacy of their own room, socialise in the piano lounge or extend an invitation to dine in our restaurant and join one of our many group activities, the door is always open.

Our packed activity schedule, which includes a daily rota to benefit the mind, body and soul, is valued by residents and their families alike. Lynda says: “Our grandchildren love going in to see Mum and she in turn loves seeing them. They are quite happy to walk around on their own, especially when there’s a special event, like a fete or a pantomime. We are always made to feel very welcome by everyone.” 

“Caer Gwent is like a really nice hotel, for us nothing about it feels like a care home. The residents are treated with respect and their opinions are listened to.  Knowing mum is safe has enabled me and my husband to get on with enjoying our retirement without the constant worry,” Lynda adds.

Special offers for new residents. Contact us on 01903 327327, email [email protected], or visit www.guildcare.org/caer-gwent. Terms and conditions apply.

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