Upper Mead is a residential and nursing home set in the heart of Henfield, West Sussex, caring for people over 65 as well as providing specialist dementia care. With rooms arranged around a courtyard garden, the home boasts a peaceful and safe setting.
Upper Mead has built great relationships with other businesses and services in the village, and through these the home is able to hold many wonderful events, raffles and host seasonal activities.
Our aim is to provide a care home that offers a safe, comfortable environment with support and stimulation to help people maximise their potential physical, intellectual, emotional and social capacity. The people we support have the right to live as fulfilled a life as possible and to have the respect of those who support them.
A friendly and homely atmosphere at Upper Mead ensures that individuals are able to continue their lifestyle with personal privacy and dignity. The peace and tranquillity of our lovely home and gardens are enjoyed by everyone, and people can be confident in the high standard of care provided.
Upper Mead is a care home with nursing care available 24 hours a day. The home provides care for 48 people, and is made up of three areas: the ground floor, first floor and the home's dedicated Dementia Wing. The accommodation is comprised of single rooms and one double room, most with en-suite facilities. There are three lounges, a quiet room and a spacious dining room all with splendid views of the gardens.
- Experienced staff team
- Nurse call in all rooms
- Full central heating
- Home cooked food using fresh local produce
- Special diets catered for
- Chiropody available
- Hairdressing salon
- Specialist baths and aids
- Visitors welcome at all times
- Social and recreational activities programme
Care and Support
We provide care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, by qualified staff under the personal supervision of the Registered Manager. Nursing care is available 24 hours a day. Local GPs visit the home regularly and are on call at all times.
The activities programme is one of the most important aspects of life at Upper Mead. A huge range of activities are undertaken by people living at Upper Mead, including arts and crafts, quizzes, reminiscence sessions, music and movement, bingo and sing-a-longs. The key aims of the programme are provision of mental stimulation, continuation of hobbies and interests and prolonging mobility.
Our experienced chefs and kitchen staff prepare a variety of home-cooked dishes, paying special attention to individual requirements and any special diets. Mealtimes are an important social interlude at Upper Mead and great care is taken to ensure that meals are attractively presented and elegantly served.
All staff undertake an induction programme when joining SHC. In addition, a system of supervision and support for care staff enables them to gain experience and increase their skills. Extensive in-house training is provided by the SHC Training Academy, and QCF courses are undertaken in conjunction with local colleges.