Residents in Haywards Heath are invited to take a closer look at the Beech Hurst care home on Sunday 22nd June from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, when it opens its doors as part of National Care Home Open Day.
Beech Hurst, which is run by leading health and social care provider Care UK, is fully embracing National Care Home Open Day, which aims to welcome members of the public to their local care homes, connecting residents with their communities, and changing perceptions of care homes.
Visitors to the Beech Hurst care home on Butlers Green Road can take part in variety of activities at the ‘Around the World’ themed afternoon including a BBQ and garden party. Mayor Sally Ellis will be opening the event and representative from the CQC will be joining the activities. Refreshments and tours of the home will be available throughout the afternoon.
Attendees of the open day at Beech Hurst will also be able to pick up complimentary copies of Care UK’s ‘As Easy As ABC’ guide and the recently launched ‘Listen, Talk, Connect’. The popular guides provide practical information for those caring for loved ones living with dementia, as well as advice on how to communicate with a loved one in a care home and make the most of their visits.
Nikki Wheatley-Crowe, home manager at Beech Hurst, said: “With 113 care homes across the UK, Care UK has pledged its support to National Care Home Open Day; and on a local level, we are looking forward to welcoming members of the public to Beech Hurst.
“Some people do still have misconceptions about care homes, and it is therefore necessary to dispel any myths and to demystify everyday life in a care home. We are very proud of Beech Hurst and we are keen to take the opportunity to showcase everything the care home has to offer and the difference it makes to our residents’ lives.
“On Sunday 22nd June, visitors will have the opportunity to get to know the team here, and to find out more about the modern care environment and our approach to activity-based care. We have set out to create a fun and entertaining event for the local community, as well as our residents and their families, and we hope members of the public will join us for what promises to be a memorable day”
Beech Hurst home has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home offers a range of services including residential and nursing care, specialist dementia care and respite care.
For further information, please contact customer relations manager Mark Bennett at Beech Hurst, by emailing email@example.com or telephone 0333 434 3004. The free guides are available to download from the Care UK website at www.careuk.com/talkdementia or www.careuk.com/abc
To find out more about National Care Home Open Day, please go to www.nationalcarehomeopenday.org.uk