About The Home
Mount Hermon is a care home specialising in the care of elderly people with dementia. Facing Lancing seafront, the home has 30 rooms that are mostly en-suite and some that have stunning sea views.
Each room is unique, decorated and furnished to a high standard, and residents are encouraged to add a homely touch to their rooms. Furthermore, each room is equipped with safety features that include thermostatic radiators, smoke detectors and a 24 hour nurse call system.
We have three large communal rooms which can be used for relaxing or eating; two seafront rooms and a large dining room that overlooks the garden. In the warmer weather, its patio doors can be opened, so that residents can enjoy their tea on the patio seating area.
Types of Care
- All aspects of personal care with 24 hour cover.
- Regular visits from GPs.
- Hairdressing, dental, optician and chiropody services.
- Arrangements to ensure that residents are able to worship in their own faith.
- Arts and crafts, music and movement, social, cultural and spiritual activities.
- Delivery of newspapers and magazines.
- In-house laundry services.
- Television point / phone point in own room.
The Care Quality Commission is the independent body that regularly inspects all care homes in England. It makes sure that all care services meet the national standards of quality and safety and undertake a review of compliance.
CQC Action Plan
Registered Manager – Lynn Knowelden
Deputy Manager – Amanda Foord
Clerical Assistant – Gina Cook
Registered Manager profile – Lynn Knowelden:
Lynn has worked in the care industry since 1999, starting as a care assistant and working all the way up to Registered Manager. Lynn previously studied with the Open University to gain her NVQ3 & also went on to achieve her level 5 diploma, taking a particular interest in Dementia. Outside of work Lynn looks after her pet PUG called Reggie.
Care and Nutrition
As part of our service, we provide 3 meals a day for all residents, which are all prepared on-site. Alternatives are offered as we are aware that not everyone will always want the same thing, we also offer snacks in between meals for residents that prefer to eat “on the go”.
At Hestia Care, we recognize the importance of meal times as part of a resident’s lifestyle and nutrition as part of any care package. Therefore, we make a specific effort to incorporate personal preferences and special dietary requirements into each meal.
With suitable notice, we are happy to provide meals for relatives of our residents. We also look for ways to improve our service and welcome feedback on the dining room experience we provide.
A sample weekly menu for Mount Hermon Nursing Home can be found here.
Events and Activities
At Hestia Care, we feel activities are extremely beneficial to our residents, both physically and psychologically. It has obvious social benefits in terms of engaging with others and feeling a sense of companionship. Also through exercising physical and cognitive skills, residents can give themselves the best chance of staying independent for longer.
At Mount Hermon, we have an in-house activities organizer who engages, encourages and supports residents, both individually and in group sessions. Residents especially look forward to Fridays, as its time for a ‘good old sing song’ with the music man. In the upstairs lounge we hold reminiscence therapy sessions, watching old movies, looking at old photographs and items and talking about times gone by.
Come and Visit Us
We would be delighted to show you around our home at the Mount Hermon Dementia Care Home. If you would like to arrange a viewing, please contact us and we would be more than happy to take you around the home, answer your questions and introduce you to members of our friendly and welcoming team.
Manager: Lynn Knowelden
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
How To Find Us
Mount Hermon Care Home
85-87 Brighton Road