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St Rita's Care Home, Ditchling, Burgess Hill, East Sussex
St Rita's Care Home
St Rita's Care Home

Tel: 01444 873740

St Rita’s Care Home is a purpose-built facility, designed to support traditional care values in a state of the art property where pastoral care is practised on a daily basis.

Residents enjoy a scenic location, with views of the South Downs that are recognised for their outstanding natural beauty.

The home is wheelchair accessible and a pleasant place for loved ones to visit.

Group: Trustees Augustinian Community

Person in charge: E J Monaghan (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , 60 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Mental Health Condition • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment

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

Admission Information: Ages 60+.

Single Rooms: 60

Rooms with ensuite WC: 60

Weekly Charges Guide: Nursing Care Single from £957

Facilities & Services: Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on St Rita's Care Home: click here

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

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Current Recommendations

Recommendation Score: 9.4 (9.392)

The user 'Recommendation Score' (9.4 for St Rita's Care Home) 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 St Rita's Care Home

We looked at many care homes before placing our aunt aged 100 in St Ritas. It is by far the best care home in the area. The home is always spotlessly clean no unpleasant smells. Residents are always well dressed, well presented and clean. The care given by the staff to residents is excellent. Some staff go well beyond their call of duty. Kindness and compassion are evident. The food is well presented, nutritious and varied. Management is always willing to take over any concerns regarding health and welfare if and when necessary. Doctor always promptly consulted if residents become unwell and called if necessary.

Facilities: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Mavis S (Niece & POA of Resident) on Wednesday 6 August 2014.

Review of St Rita's Care Home

My mum moved to St Rita's in May 2014 as she was not coping at home. We visited several homes but St Rita's stood out amongst all the others. The care in the home is exceptional and my mum is brighter and happier than she has been for a long time. Everyone, including cleaning staff and chefs are consistently friendly and helpful. The senior management is compassionate, organised and professional. Activities are varied and tailored to individual residents. I cannot recommend St Rita's enough.

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 Jeni S (Daughter of resident) on Monday 4 August 2014.

Review of St Rita's Care Home

The staff at St Rita's nursing home for patients with dementia are truly excellent. They always have time to care and speak with residents. Staff excelled themselves right from initial viewing and over the last 2 1/2 years. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending St Rita's for the loving care of the elderly.

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 David Stokes (LPA of resident) on Friday 1 August 2014.

Review of St Rita's Care Home

A brilliant home. My mother is happy and well cared for. She is treated with respect and genuine affection by staff. All residents always look well cared for and nicely dressed - no matter how extreme their physical or medical problems. Whenever I visit I feel part of the community. This really is a home and a place where the correct technical care can be given in comfort.

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: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Submitted by M L (Son of resident) on Wednesday 18 December 2013.

Review of St Rita's Care Home

Mum was at St Rita's for 18 months until she passed away in September this year. She was so well looked after by everyone from the laundry, cleaning and kitchen personnel through carers and activity coordinators to the registered nurses and the manager herself. Each time I visited, Mum was always in a good frame of mind, staff were always attentive to my needs and queries and the whole home had an air of comfortable friendliness. I cannot fault the staff nor the home in any way. Mum, in her own way, had a wonderful, peaceful, time there.

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 Peggy Oswald-Fotheringham (Daughter of Resident) on Friday 8 November 2013.

Review of St Rita's Care Home

Mum was at St Rita's for 18 months and in that time she was treated wonderfully by everyone and I would visit as many different times and not once was mum in any disarray or distressed. I have nothing but admiration for all their dedicated and caring attitude to all the residents and their families.

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 Peggy Oswald-Fotheringham (Mother was a Resident) on Friday 8 November 2013.

Review of St Rita's Care Home

St. Rita's nursing home is excellent. It has the feel of a five star hotel rather than a nursing home. The home itself has many wonderful features and is set within stunning grounds - 250 acres in all. Visitors are always made to feel welcome and the manager always has time to chat to both residents and families as well.

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 liz M (Daughter of Resident) on Monday 28 October 2013.

Review of St Rita's Care Home

St Rita's care home is such a wonderful place, the kindness and love given to everyone is all that one could ask for a loved one. If only all care homes were of such a high standard we could be a country that was proud of the care given to the elderly and infirm. I cannot thank them enough for all they are doing for my dear dad.

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 Lorraine Marchant (Daughter of resident) on Monday 28 October 2013.

Review of St Rita's Care Home

The appearance of this care home is equal to that of a five star hotel. The outside area is always tidy, the inside is kept immaculate.

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 Raymond S (Son of resident) on Thursday 17 October 2013.

Review of St Rita's Care Home

An outstanding care home. An example of the high standards that can be reached with loving care and professional standards in newly built and properly designed care homes. Everyone with their own room and bathrooms. Food served in an attractive dining room, by qualified chefs, is outstanding. The Augustinian nuns created the standard, having come to St Georges Park in 1870, they continue to monitor the care with a staff which is friendly and loving to their patients. It is a second home to myself.

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 Ian Blackwood (Husband of resident) on Friday 27 September 2013.

Review of St Rita's Care Home

Impossible to fault the staff, accomodation, or meals.

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 Marylin Hanbury (Daughter of resident) on Monday 19 August 2013.

Review of St Rita's Care Home

I am glad I chose St Rita's for my husband. He is well cared for. The staff are kind and caring and patient with the residents. The food is excellent quality with plenty of choice. I to feel supported and cared for by the management and staff.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Submitted by Rosamund S (Wife of resident) on Wednesday 7 August 2013.

Review of St Rita's Care Home

St Rita's is the most wonderful care home. My mother suffers with Parkinson's disease and has been a resident for two and a half years. During that time she has been treated with respect, kindness and dignity. The whole ethos of the home is to make life as happy and as comfortable as possible. All the staff from management down are dedicated to the wellbeing of the residents and openly welcome family and friends. From the moment you walk through the door there is a positive and happy atmosphere. The meals that are served are outstanding and of the highest quality with always choices of food each mealtime. I cannot recommend St Rita's highly enough, my family and I feel content in the knowledge that my mother is in a safe and caring environment.

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 angela sweet (daughter of resident) on Saturday 3 August 2013.

Review of St Rita's Care Home

My wife has been in care with Alzheimers for over three years. I have been a regular visitor and during that time have had a chance to see all aspects of St Rita's. It is an outstanding care home. The nurses and carers not only are very professional but endlessly kind and careful with their patients. In addition they are always helpful and considerate with those of us who have patients in their care.

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 Ian Blackwood (Husband of resident) on Tuesday 30 July 2013.

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