Barchester Tower is situated in St Leonards on Sea. The house, which nestles in secluded gardens, is Victorian. It is full of charm and character and is set in two-thirds of an acre of land.
We have provided high standards of care for over 24 years and can accommodate 22 residents, offering 5 shared rooms and 12 singles. We welcome married couples who need support in their daily lives and people living in East Sussex or who have a family in this area.
Here, at Barchester, we are specialists in Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We understand the needs of service users with these problems. Dementia can occur at any age and although the onset is usually after the age of 65, the young can sometimes be affected; however the main cause is the ageing process. There may be any of the following symptoms.
- Forgetting what has happened recently, where short term memory loss occurs, but being able to remember events that happened a long time ago..
- Becoming disorientated and not knowing what year it is or what the time of day is
- Difficulty in finding the correct words to describe a situation
- Eventually, long term memory loss
We also cater for service users with early onset dementia, who require assistance with day to day care such as:
- help at mealtimes
- help with daily routines and living.
We can make appointments for outside professionals, such as physiotherapists, chiropodists, hairdressers, GPs, opticians and dentists to come in if residents are unable to make the journey outside the home.
On admission it helps service users to settle in if they have some personal belongings in their room. This creates a home from home feel. Also maintaining links to friends and family and the community where they lived before coming to Barchester, is of the utmost importance, as it gives a sense of belonging and wellbeing.