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Claydon House Care with Nursing, Lewes, East Sussex
Claydon House Care with Nursing
Claydon House Care with Nursing

Tel: 0808 137 1504

Claydon House Care with Nursing is an elegant Victorian property which has been refurbished to the highest standards. With delightful cottage gardens, it is quietly situated in one of the most sought after residential areas of Lewes. The home provides excellent residential, nursing and dementia care for older people. It is proud that it has the ability to provide a more seamless service based on the changing and ongoing needs of those within our care.

Claydon House is ideally located in a peaceful no through road close to the centre of Lewes. While enjoying this tranquil setting, the home is also conveniently placed for easy access to local amenities, shops and public transport. Our aim is to provide an attractive and restful environment for residents and visitors alike, so that they can enjoy a high quality of life based upon dignity, privacy and independence.

Benefiting from its classical Victorian heritage, the home has been sympathetically extended and converted to retain many original features. At the same time, it is equipped with facilities to ensure a high standard of comfort and care. Admiralty, an extension to the rear of the main property, is a new part of the home which has been purposely designed to assist our residents with dementia. It offers a stimulating and individualised approach to care and is accessible from the Claydon House main entrance on Wallands Crescent.

Group: Caring Homes Group

Person in charge: Karen Grainger (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: East Sussex County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 49 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Parkinson's Disease • Stroke

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 49

Rooms with ensuite WC: 49

Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Separate EMI Unit • Own Furniture if required • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on Claydon House Care with Nursing: click here

*Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

Bed Vacancies

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posted 26 Nov 2014

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Current Recommendations

Recommendation Score: 9.4 (9.401)

The user 'Recommendation Score' (9.4 for Claydon House Care with Nursing) 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.

Review of Claydon House Care with Nursing

Since my mother has been in this home she is happy and content, her personal hygiene is catered for, it gives us as a family peace of mind that she is being well looked after. The staff are lovely and friendly and we are made to feel very welcome when we come to visit. They have great activities and include all residents. I would happily recommend this home it gives us peace of mind.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Clive Bowles (Son of Resident/Service User) on Thursday 11 December 2014. Review relates to November 2014.

Review of Claydon House Care with Nursing

Claydon House offers good quality accommodation and nursing care. It also provides an excellent programme of varied activities throughout each week.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Arthur T (Husband of Resident/Service User) on Tuesday 9 December 2014. Review relates to November 2014.

Review of Claydon House Care with Nursing

It was a relief to know my wife was well cared for. The staff kept her clean, smart and well fed. My wife was happy and then I was happy to know this.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Barry B (Wife of Resident/Service User) on Monday 8 December 2014.

Review of Claydon House Care with Nursing

Very good, I've been here for 16 years. I like the caring, Christian behaviour. I like the staff and pray for them as they look after me.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Jill B (Resident / Service User) on Monday 8 December 2014.

Review of Claydon House Care with Nursing

My mother has been there for 21 years, great staff!

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Lisa B (Daughter of Resident/Service User) on Monday 8 December 2014.

Review of Claydon House Care with Nursing

Top quality care home. Very impressed with choice and quality of food.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Bridie W (Relative of Resident/Service User) on Thursday 4 December 2014.

Review of Claydon House Care with Nursing

Quite simply the best care home we have found.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Paul M (Son of Resident/Service User) on Thursday 4 December 2014.

Review of Claydon House Care with Nursing

My father has been in Claydon House since January 2014. He is very happy and relaxed. The staff are very friendly, happy and professional. They are kind, patient and give my father time. They involve him in activities and outings and encourage him to mix with other residents. They always have something interesting going on eg. music, quizzes, theme days, etc.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Susan P (Daughter of Resident/Service User) on Tuesday 2 December 2014. Review relates to November 2014.

Review of Claydon House Care with Nursing

My father seems very happy and is well looked after and always treated with dignity.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Julie C (Daughter of Resident/Service User) on Tuesday 2 December 2014. Review relates to November 2014.

Review of Claydon House Care with Nursing

The recently appointed activities organiser Lori has made a great difference already by organising a wide variety of activities for the residents. She knows all the residents personally and is sensitive to their individual needs. She is energetic enthusiastic and full of ideas, though at times her efforts are impeded by a lack of equipment or funds. For example there is no working DVD player in any of the five sitting rooms so only videos can be shown. A pity.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Linda Lamont (Wife of Resident/Service User) on Tuesday 2 December 2014.

Review of Claydon House Care with Nursing

I am most impressed by the Senior Housekeeper Sandra. She is unfailingly pleasant and efficient, within the bounds of her limited equipment (apparently one washing machine and one drier, both of which break down from time to time, for up to 48 residents). Despite these problems, Sandra and her team manage to deliver clean clothes correctly to my husband, whose shirts she always irons. She is quite often found to be working late without complaint and does a really good job.

Submitted by Linda Lamont (Wife of Resident/Service User) on Thursday 18 December 2014. Review relates to December 2014.

Review of Claydon House Care with Nursing

My mother, who is now 99 years old, has been a resident of Claydon House for nine years, during that time she has been very happy and well cared for. In the last year I believe the home has reached even higher standard of care than previously, although it has always been good. The nursing staff and caring staff are absolutely wonderful, as are the chefs and kitchen staff and all the housekeepers. They are a fabulous team and I can't thank them enough for the unfailingly sensitive and kind care they give to my beloved mother.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Bryony Abis (Daughter of Resident/Service User) on Friday 21 November 2014.

Review of Claydon House Care with Nursing

This is an excellent care home. Most importantly the staff are first class, they demonstrate real love and affection for the residents, are attentive, friendly and engage with residents as human beings rather than objects of pity. My mother is content, well looked after and safe and I would recommend Claydon House to anyone looking for a care home for a friend or family member with dementia.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Simon H (Son of Resident/Service User) on Thursday 6 November 2014.

Review of Claydon House Care with Nursing

Each time I visit Claydon House I am always impressed with the staff, especially the nurses who always make time for us. Always so clean and none of the 'smells' etc you associate with hospitals and care homes. Menu's seem varied so always a choice. My sister is always treated with dignity and respect. Overall completely happy with Mary's care.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Submitted by Patricia C (Sister of Resident/Service User) on Monday 13 October 2014. Review relates to September 2014.

Review of Claydon House Care with Nursing

My father has been a resident at Claydon House since early January. He took a while to settle but Karen and her staff have been excellent with him, he is now relaxed and enjoying his time there. They have only just taken on a new entertainment manager so I expect that soon I can also give excellent to that too.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Submitted by Lesley C (Daughter of resident) on Monday 11 August 2014.

Review of Claydon House Care with Nursing

I found the staff very caring and considerate and my wife enjoyed her stay.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Colin H (Husband of resident) on Tuesday 5 August 2014.

Review of Claydon House Care with Nursing

My mother has been a resident at Claydon House for 8 years. She will celebrate her 99th Birthday in August and is very happy. She is being cared for kindly and sensitively at all times by the lovely staff who are really dedicated to the well being of their residents. My mother is treated as an individual with particular personality traits and her care is tailored to these. I very much appreciate the flexibility of Claydon House. I am able to take my Mother out at a moments notice, wherever I wish which is brilliant. The food is fabulous. Thank You.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Bryony A (Daughter of Resident) on Thursday 3 July 2014.

Review of Claydon House Care with Nursing

The care and tenderness shown to my mother during her stay through 2 years at Claydon House was exemplary.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Robert Davies (Son of resident) on Friday 16 May 2014.

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Karen

Karen Grainger

Job Title: Home Manager

Joined: 2010

Description:

As manager of Claydon House, Karen leads her professional staff team in delivering the highest level of residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 47 residents.

Karen took a slightly different career path to many of our Home Managers, having originally trained as a Registered General Nurse in the Royal Air Force. She served for six years in total, including time spent at Headley Court, the renowned rehabilitation centre for injured service personnel.

Having gained valuable end of life care experience working as a nurse in a hospice, Karen then spent nine years working for Continuing Health Care, in which time she was promoted to Lead Nurse for West Sussex and recognised for her dedication to customer service and teamwork. This varied experience has seen Karen develop into a highly effective care home manager in recent years, with Claydon House now benefitting from her hard work, confidence and management skills.

‘I feel privileged to be able to make a difference to people’s lives, knowing that the small things we do really matter to our residents and their loved ones.’

As well as spending time with residents and making sure they are comfortable, safe and happy, Karen sees it as an important part of her role to act as a mentor to her team. She firmly believes that a happy, fulfilled and motivated staff team will be in a better position to consistently deliver a high standard of care.

In her spare time, Karen enjoys reading, walking her dogs and keeping fit. She attends a ‘boot camp’ style fitness group as well as classes 2-3 times each week.

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