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Rectory House Nursing Home, Sompting, Lancing, West Sussex
Rectory House Nursing Home
Rectory House Nursing Home

Tel: 0808 137 1521

Rectory House Nursing Home is a beautifully preserved historic building with a Georgian style frontage and inviting driveway lined with oak, pine and chestnut trees. The main part of the house was built in 1785, but the original part of the building dates back to the 1580's. The house has been refurbished but still retains the gracious features of the past - high ceilings and attractive ornate cornices. The two-acre mature landscaped gardens are perfect for residents to either relax or convalesce.

The main aspect of the house faces South with all of the rooms having en suite facilities and emergency nurse-call systems. Residents can also bring items of personal furniture, momento's and other treasures - all helping them to feel that Rectory House is their real 'Home from Home.' There are two beautifully appointed lounges where residents can relax, read a book or socialise. The conservatory with views over the garden is another place where residents can enjoy quiet moments.

Caring and qualified staff are on hand 24 hours a day ensuring that all resident's needs are catered for. Regular weekly physiotherapy sessions are held and local Doctors, Chiropodists, Dentist, Optician, Hairdressers as well as Clergy of all denominations make visits.

Group: Caring Homes Group

Person in charge: Scarlett MacDonald (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 48 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age • Physical Disability

Specialist Care Categories: Cancer Care • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson's Disease • Stroke

Admission Information: Residents aged over 50 years. Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 46

Shared Rooms: 1

Rooms with ensuite WC: 43

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • 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

Latest CQC* Report on Rectory House Nursing Home: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

Current Bed Vacancies Posted by Rectory House Nursing Home

Bed Vacancies
(Please Contact Us for further information on our current Bed Vacancies)
posted 19 Jan 2015

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Current Recommendations

Recommendation Score: 7.6 (7.575)

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Review of Rectory House Nursing Home

My dad is well looked after by the staff. He has been in care for nearly 6 years. He is happy most of the time. I like the staff. They work hard and dad is always very clean and well fed.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by Valerie Stenning (Daughter of Resident/Service User) on Friday 7 February 2014.

Review of Rectory House Nursing Home

The nursing home is well presented and there is always a welcoming smile upon arrival. I would strongly recommend this home to anyone. The staff in all areas are friendly, kind and helpful. I have had to stay overnight and was supplied with food and drink and company throughout the late evening and early morning.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Rita R (Daughter of Resident/Service User) on Tuesday 11 June 2013.

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Scarlett Macdonald

Job Title: Home Manager

Joined: 2014


As Home Manager of Rectory House, Scarlett leads her professional staff team in delivering the highest standards of residential and nursing care for elderly ladies and gentlemen.

In her professional career, Scarlett has developed a wide range of clinical and corporate. Having qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1998, Scarlett spent eight years working for the NHS before moving into a corporate business development role. This was followed by five years working as a Registered Home Manager home before joining Caring Homes.

This diverse experience has equipped Scarlett well for her role at Rectory House, where she works hard to ensure that those in her care lead happy and fulfilling lives, whilst maintaining choice over the care and support they receive.

‘I enjoy being able to make a difference to people’s lives, trying to make each day happier than the last.’

Away from work, Scarlett keeps herself equally as busy fitting her favourite pastimes of skiing, camping and cycling around her ongoing studies for a Masters in Business.

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