Looking For A First Class Nursing Home Near Hastings?

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Moving into a nursing home, either long term or for a period of respite or convalescence, is a big step for anyone. You're bound to have lots of questions about what life here will be like for your loved one. So, we've detailed below the most common questions we get asked to help you get a full picture of the great life they can look forward to at The Laurels Nursing Home in Hastings.

Do we provide the type of nursing care you need?

If you're looking for outstanding nursing care then the chances are we do. As well as providing residential and respite nursing care, our nursing and care team have a vast experience in supporting people with a wide range of medical conditions. These include:

  • Cancer Care, Colitis & Crohn's Disease, Epilepsy
  • Hearing Impairment, Huntington's Disease, Neuropathic
  • Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Orthopaedic
  • Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus

We also have experience in delivering compassionate palliative care to those approaching end of life. Our care team works holistically, helping to improve wellbeing and giving the best quality for our residents at end of life.

So, if your loved one needs this type of care, we’ll ensure they’re as comfortable as possible whilst we support them socially, emotionally and spiritually.

Our team of qualified nurses is lead by our experienced Clinical Manager. Our senior care staff undertake CHAPS training (care home assistant practitioner). This programme aims to equip them with extensive clinical and management skills which enables them to support our qualified nurses.

Whatever the clinical needs your loved one has it's likely we'll be able to meet them.

However, the best way to make sure is to have a confidential chat with our Home Manager. Please feel free to call her on 01424 231330 to discuss your requirements.

Only started to recover since he came here


Zack P Grandson of Resident

My grandfather came to The Laurels Nursing Home from the hospital 2 months ago. He suffered a broken hip and only started to recover since he came here. Staff are very caring and help him with all his needs in a very friendly manner. I am very pleased that he is being cared for so well.

What is the home like?

The Laurels is a a truly wonderful place to live combining charm and character with the modern convenience and facilities of a purpose built built extension.

Location & Surrounds

The home is situated in an exclusive and private residential area just off Old London Road in Hastings. Vehicular access is easy via the A259 and there are excellent transport links into the town with regular busses and trains. On site there is ample free parking.

The home is just a short distance away from the picturesque sea front of Old Hastings and your loved one will be welcome to join us on the regular trips there to enjoy the sea air, pier, and beach.

Within easy walking distance are parks, pubs, bowls clubs, shops, theatre, cinema, lots of restaurants of varying cuisine & art galleries so there's always lots to do if you and your loved one would like to take a trip out in the locality.

The home is set in its own spacious grounds and is surrounded by mature trees and traditional bricked walls making it very private, peaceful, safe, and is an ideal place for your loved one to spend their twilight years.

The Laurels Nursing Home is a million times better!


Gail O Daughter of Resident

Really impressed with The Laurels Nursing Home. Had to transfer dad from another home which was closing and The Laurels Nursing Home is a million times better. The only thing dad complains about is that he has lost some of his Freeview channels on his TV! If they could sort that out then it would be perfect!

Inside & Accommodation

The Inside the Laurels is a wonderful mixture of traditional architecture and modern convenience and facilities. The front of the home is Victorian with many of the original features still in place giving the home a very traditional feel.

At the rear are two new purpose built sections that provide accommodation and living space of the very highest standard. Spread over two floors the home has 51 well appointed and immaculately decorated rooms that provide a variety of layouts, styles and sizes for you to choose from.

The newest addition to the home is the Rochester wing which houses the two spacious, light, airy and accommodating lounge and dining areas along with the coffee lounge area.

This is a great place for your loved one to meet with the many new friends their sure to make and have a chat or a nice hot beverage and cake.

The home also provides many activities, events and entertainments for your loved one to enjoy. For the ultimate entertainment they can take a trip down memory lane in our very own cinema room where we show period and modern movies.

As If they fancy a bit of pampering and luxury they can book an appointment at our equipped hair & beauty salon.

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Is there a garden?

Yes! Your loved one will be surrounded by beautiful and extensive gardens for them to enjoy.

The home is set in its own mature grounds bordered by trees and hedges making a very private, secure and secluded garden. It's truly a delightful place for your loved one to be. In the summer months, they can take a walk on the immaculately tended lawns, framed by well-established flower beds bursting with a riot of cheerful coloured plants that delight the senses with perfumed fragrances when in bloom.
 

For those who enjoy sitting outdoors and enjoying the sunshine, we have a large paved terrace area that is a real sun trap in summer. Here your loved one will be able to take afternoon tea accompanied by delicious homemade cakes while chatting to the newfound friends they'll undoubtedly make. Or simply relax and read a book or take in the view.

Calm but cheerful atmosphere in an immaculate environment and gardens


Fiona W Goddaughter of Resident

I was so grateful that The Laurels was recommended to me especially as I do not live in Sussex so local knowledge was limited. I am a trustee for a retirement home and have a recently retired nurse's hat on.

My first impressions of The Laurels was very positive, the building, but more importantly the staff, particularly the matron.

Since visiting and becoming more acquainted, nothing is too much trouble for the staff, they are always welcoming, abundant smiles and I feel they all enjoy working there. They show respect and dignity to their residents, there is a calm but cheerful atmosphere in an immaculate environment and gardens.

Thank you so much for all your wonderful supportive care which is even more reassuring when not living close.

The garden is in use throughout spring and summer for the many garden parties we hold for birthdays, Easter and many other occasions throughout the year.

If your loved one enjoys gardening they can also keep their green fingers by tending to the garden's plants and flowers.

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What will their room be like?

In short your loved one's room will be stylish, comfortable and a delightful place to spend time.

The Laurels has a variety of room layouts, styles, and sizes many with wonderful views of the gardens so you'll be able to choose something that is exactly in line with your taste, budget and requirements.

All rooms are light and airy and have been tastefully decorated to the highest standard giving an air of opulence and luxury.

Much sought after are the ground floor rooms with patio doors giving direct outside access to the patio and gardens. These flood the rooms with light and are perfect to open on those lovely summer days when you can let the outside in and fill the room with fresh scented air from the gardens.

All rooms are well equipped with elegant and stylish furniture fixtures and fittings, including a wonderfully comfortable bed to ensure a great night's sleep.

This is your loved ones home so we'd be delighted for them to bring their own ornaments, treasured mementoes and small furniture items to make their room feel homely and familiar.

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A lovely place, well kept and cared for, very clean and good facilities


K T Daughter-in-law of Resident

A lovely place, well kept and cared for, very clean and good facilities. Staff are excellent and always smiling and friendly and always speak to you in the corridors etc. Always popping in to make sure Mum is OK and not needing anything. I think we were very lucky to be offered a place there for her.

How will they spend their day?

There's never a dull moment at The Laurels Home!

If your loved one likes getting involved there are many activities, visiting entertainers, games and parties and trips for them to enjoy. Please see below for a full list.

If they enjoy being pampered (and who doesn't), we have our own in house hair salon with aromatherapy and chiropody sessions also available by request.

We also have visiting Opticians, Dentists and other health professionals should they require them.

Regular Activities at The Laurels

  • Games & quizzes
  • Baking
  • Arts & crafts
  • Movie nights
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Bingo
  • Reminiscence sessions
  • Garden picnics in the Summer
  • Music and singing
  • Carpet bowls
  • Reading sessions
  • Poetry groups
  • Book club
  • Word games

In addition to all the regular activities your loved one will also enjoy:

  • Visits from Pet Pals (pets as therapy), musicians, reminiscence activities, local artist for art workshops and spiritual visits including Holy Communion.
  • Trips out to Church, the seafront, theatres, art galleries and lunch/coffee trips.
  • We love any excuse for a party! Your loved one can join in all the regular celebrate of all the major events like Christmas, Easter, birthdays including special lunch events, afternoon tea & tea parties. We also have parties to celebrate sporting events such as Wimbledon, World Cup, Olympics, the Boat Race etc and Royal occasions and commemorations such as Remembrance Sunday.

Check out the latest news, activities & events at The Laurels

Very happy to see various activities taking place, especially in the run-up to Christmas


Patricia H Friend of Resident

I have been regularly visiting a friend at The Laurels since their arrival and I have been very happy to see various activities taking place, especially in the run-up to Christmas.

Activities were listed for residents and family in their special Christmas brochure, which contains events such as a pantomime, Xmas sing-along, several choirs and a puppet show, which I attended and the residents seemed to thoroughly enjoy.

Staff are always good-humoured and professional and my friend is well cared for. The atmosphere is welcoming and caring.

How do I know my loved one will be well looked after?

Honestly, one of the most difficult things you'll encounter when looking for a suitable care home for your loved one is judging how good the care they provide is. Of course, everyone says they provide excellent care, but how do you really know they do?

Here are a few very strong indicators we believe show The Laurels to be one of the top care homes in the region.

CQC Rating

Every care home is rated by the CQC, Government's inspection body, and given a rating of Inadequate, Requires Improvement, Good or Outstanding. The Laurels is rated as Good in all five areas.

Reviews

The people who really know how good the care is are our residents and their families. Below you'll see reviews of The Laurels from www.carehome.co.uk and the excellent overall satisfaction rating they represent.

Events & Activities

It's essential to check out a care home's New and Events and Facebook page for actual evidence of the great lives their residents are living at the home. You should see lots of pictures and videos of the activities and events taking place at the home.

This is also a great way for you to keep in touch and get involved with what's happening at the home.

You can
check out our activities by clicking here and our Facebook page by clicking here. While you're on our Facebook page why not Like it and leave a comment? We'd love to hear from you.

Very long-serving staff & staff ratios

We're delighted (and very proud) to say that The Laurels has an extremely loyal and long-serving workforce with members of staff who have been with the home for over 15 years.

This means our team will have the time to really get to know your loved one's individual needs and requirements so that we can provide the best possible care for them and build up a strong and lasting bond of friendship and trust.

In addition we have a minimum 1:4 ratio of staff to residents which is higher than average and is often exceeded depending on our individual residents' requirements.

Will they enjoy the food?

Definitely, if they like deliciously tasty cuisine freshly prepared from locally sourced ingredients.
Our Head Chef and his team bring his 20 years’ experience to bear to create mouth-wateringly tasty food for all pallets and dietary needs.

The kitchen has a five-star food rating and is a busy place producing breakfast, lunch and dinner every day with several choices for each meal, along with any special dietary needs and special requests.

Your loved one will never be short of something tasty to satisfy their taste buds as they can also enjoy the morning tea and coffee round served with snacks and nibbles such as homemade biscuits, cakes and pastries. Then there's a second round of the same in the afternoon.

The food was amazing!


T P Daughter of Resident

It was lovely to see my mother as well as all of the other residents enjoying the BBQ celebrations outside in the beautiful gardens, plus generations of family members too. The food was amazing and catered for all - everyone was actually spoilt for choice. The smiles on the residents' faces said it all.

In addition, a range of fruits, yoghurts and snacks is available any time of the day on request.

Main meals are served in the two light, airy and spacious dining rooms which are the beating heart of the home and a great place for socialising. If the mood takes them, your loved one can catch up with friends while enjoying their meal here or alternatively they can eat in their own room, the garden or any of the communal areas in the home.

What should I do now?

The best way to find out if The Laurels Nursing Home is the right place for you or your loved one is to come and visit. We’d be delighted to meet you and to show you around the facilities. 

For further information or to arrange a personal guided tour please call us on 
01424 231330 , email us at generaladmin@thelaurelsnursinghome.com or click on one of the buttons below to select your preferred option.

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P.S. The Laurels is a very much sought after home with limited rooms. To avoid disappointment we recommend calling at your earliest convenience to arrange a virtual tour or to secure your room.