Coronavirus Update

Regent House Nursing Home is Coronavirus free

If you are looking for care for yourself or a loved one, we are now OPEN for you to come and visit face-to-face. Visitor protocols are in place to keep everyone safe. If you would like to arrange to see our home, please get in touch to book your appointment. The welfare, safety and happiness of residents, staff and visitors is our number one priority. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our additional stringent measures are constantly reviewed to ensure we continue to meet Government and Public Health guidance, for everyone’s safety and wellbeing, whilst continuing to offer a comfortable and happy place to live.

Infection Control and Cleaning

  • Our staff are following guidance around social distancing, hand hygiene measures and wearing of the correct PPE.
  • We have maintained a high stock level of PPE, cleaning and decontamination items throughout the pandemic and we continue to source to reduce the risk of any future shortages.
  • We have been taking advantage of all available testing, ensuring staff have three weekly Covid-19 tests and residents are tested at least once a month.
  • We have introduced protocols to support family visits (when these have been possible under Government guidance) are as safe and enjoyable as possible for all involved.
  • We are not accepting Covid-positive admissions and ask all new residents to have a test prior to admission. All new admissions are cared for in their rooms for a minimum of 14 days to reduce the risk of new cases.
  • We have invested in electronic thermometers to provide faster and more accurate temperature checks and a fogging machine to provide added layers of reassurance to residents and visitors.
  • While essential visits from health professionals and people repairing important equipment are still going ahead, we have measures in place to limit the number of non-essential people coming into our Home. This includes a strong focus on reducing agency workers, ensuring our staff only work in one care home where possible and carrying out all non-essential visits using technology i.e. Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Skype.
  • Our housekeeping teams are receiving additional support to deliver enhanced cleaning regimes using high quality cleaning products.

Funding

Here at Regent House we understand that making the decision to place yourself or a loved one into a care setting can be a difficult one which can be accompanied by a host of issues that most of us are unaware of. Not surprisingly the thing that creates the most anxiety is funding. How much to pay and is there help available are just two of the questions that may cross your mind. The not for profit company Care Funding Guidance (http://www.carefc.co.uk/) offer impartial advice on funding for care. Their expert advisors are available to discuss individual circumstances and provide guidance and direction.  Visit their website for more information or give them a call on their Freephone number: 0800 055 6225. You can also email them at info@carefundingguidance.org

Which (https://www.which.co.uk/elderly-care/financing-care/financing-a-care-home) also have a great deal of information on funding and help that may be available. You can also find a link to the Care Services Directory as well as details of support groups for people affected by dementia.

The important thing to remember is that even though the idea of funding care can be daunting, there is help out there.

Our new website!

We have had a little makeover which we hope will give you a chance to see what Regent House is all about. This Blog is designed to provide regular updates on the latest goings on at Regent House. In addition to our website, we also have a Facebook page where regular updates about the home will appear along with information that may be useful to people who have loved ones in a care setting or who may be considering that route in the future.

So, what’s new?

Angela McKay, our lovely new gardener has been braving the cold weather to to turn our large outdoor space into Hove’s answer to Kew Gardens, or something close to that anyway. She will be creating a sensory rich environment which our residents will be able to enjoy – when the sun finally decides to put his hat on! Bringing in new flowers and plants that will stimulate the senses, Angela will be creating a richer and perhaps more therapeutic experience for our residents and guests.

 

(If this sounds like something you would be interested in and you have some time on your hands you could brighten someone’s day by volunteering with us. Please call or email to express your interest – subject to DBS checks and referencing).

Disclaimer: any links posted on the Regent House website or Facebook page are for information purposes only, they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Regent House of any products, services or opinions found through said links.

Creative Corner    

We are an artsy bunch here at Regent House and would like to share our talent with you 😊 Our very own poet Laureate and Activities Coordinator offered this fun ditty for your enjoyment:

Regent House

Welcome all to Regent House, our cosy little home,

Feel free to wonder all around, feel free to have a roam.

The top floor has nice views up there, where you can see the sea,

The ground floor overlooks the garden, full of wildlife and big trees.

So, worry not, just rest and relax and have a cup of tea,

Enjoy the entertainment with the Activity lady Dee.

Smiles, fun and laughter come daily guaranteed,

Our aims and goals at Regent House, to keep you safe and worry free.

By Dee

Well that’s it for now, hopefully you will visit us here again or over on our Facebook page for the latest Regent House news. If you have any suggestions on what you would like to see featured or have any general feedback for us we would love to hear from you.

Disclaimer: any links posted on the Regent House website or Facebook page are for information purposes only, they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Regent House of any products, services or opinions found through said links.