Autumn Lodge is one of the few remaining small private residential care homes in the area. The Home is long established, having a stable and well trained staff and management Team which provides consistency and quality of care, often lost in the large establishments. The Home is well located with easy parking. All rooms are ensuite, decorated and furnished to a high standard; there has been continual investment into the home to improve and update it and this is reflected in the ambience and appearance of the surroundings. Activities play an important role in the home and there is a strong community spirit amongst the residents.
There is a pleasant garden to the rear of the property with a conservatory where Internet access with specialist software for residents to use is freely available.
We welcome you to Autumn Lodge for a lunch or a trial stay
Owner: Autumn Lodge
Person in charge: Nicola Hunt (Registered Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: West Sussex County Council (click for contact details)
Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 19 residents
Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Mental Health Condition • Old Age • Sensory Impairment
Specialist Care Categories: Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Multiple Sclerosis • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment
Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Polish
Single Rooms: 19
Rooms with ensuite WC: 19
Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access
Latest CQC* Report on Autumn Lodge: click here
*Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
Recommendation Score: 8.2 (8.205)
The user 'Recommendation Score' (8.2 for Autumn Lodge) is calculated using a combination of the average of all ratings on user Recommendations submitted in the last 2 years, and the total number of user recommendations submitted in relation to the number of beds at the care home. The maximum Recommendation Score is 10. To see more about the carehome.co.uk user recommendations please click here.
Submitted by Sue Hammond (Daughter of Resident/Service User) on Wednesday 28 January 2015.
When I first visited the home 2 1/2 years ago I was met by the manager who was warm and friendly. I was shown round in a relaxed manner, the staff were all friendly, residents appeared well cared for and happy and the home was clean and homely. My next visit was unannounced and the home and staff were exactly the same which made me feel that my first visit was not staged. Since then my father has been happy well cared for and has enjoyed the home cooked meals. All the staff are polite and welcoming and I have a good relationship with them, which benefits my fathers well being. I would certainly recommend this home.
Care / Support: Excellent
Food & Drink: Excellent
Safety / Security: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent
Job Title: Care home Manager
I have been managing Autumn Lodge for four years
I hold an NVQ level 2, 3, 4 and the RMA I am also a qualified assessor.
I love my job and believe in creating a home from home environment for the service users coming to live with us.
Job Title: Deputy Manager
I am employed at Autumn Lodge as the Deputy Manager.
I have been employed at Autumn Lodge since 1996.
I hold an NVQ level 3
Job Title: Senior carer
I am employed at Autumn Lodge as a senior carer.
I have an NVQ level2, 3 and I have just completed the QCF level 5 qualification.
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