Dudwell St Mary Care Home in Burwash, East Sussex
Dudwell St Mary is a well-respected care home housed in the stunning setting of a former convent. We provide high quality nursing and residential care for elderly people and for people living with dementia, including planned and emergency respite breaks. Our dedicated team of highly qualified, attentive and experienced staff create a welcoming atmosphere full of smiles and laughter, which is enjoyed by the people we support, their families, and visitors.
The home's specialist Memory Lane Community utilises a careful blend of skills and techniques developed by leading experts in the field of dementia care, incorporating person-centred design in its use of colour and cues to help individuals navigate through the home, whilst thoughtful interior design features, such us adapted crockery and tableware assists with reminiscence. Communities are broken up into separate units with a family feel so people can feel safe and comfortable. Care is focused on independence, dignity and choice, with a person-centred approach. Staffing levels reflect the needs of residents, and people living with dementia are offered a range of activities to help preserve life skills, support interactions and retain a sense of purpose and selfhood.
Our focus is on making a difference to the lives of those we care for, supporting family and friends to ensure that moving from familiar surroundings to our home is a smooth transition. Staff work as a team and are passionate about our quality of care, facilities and the overall environment. Our dedication can be seen in the quality of our cooking, hospitality and of our social activities, which are matched to individual preferences.
The home is located on the outskirts of Burwash in East Sussex, just 2 miles from Etchingham and 15 miles from Tunbridge Wells. We welcome visitors at any time, so why not come and see Dudwell St Mary for yourself.
Types of care
We provide high quality 24-hour nursing and residential care and skilled support for frail older people and for people living with dementia, including planned and emergency respite breaks.
Respite / Short stay
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Life at Dudwell St Mary Care Home
Care, activities, facilities and food are all major focuses at our home. It is important that each of these services are tailored to the individual needs and preferences of residents, which is why we employ a wonderful team of professionals who can deliver support using a warm and person-centred approach.
Food & Nutrition
Our fantastic catering team are always on hand to prepare tasty and nutritious food with fresh, seasonal produce that is cooked to the highest of standards.Find out more
Activities & Events
Our varied activities programme reflects the dedication of our skilled staff, who bring a certain uniqueness to the home, which can&apost be found anywhere else.Find out more
Care & Facilities
Our home is equipped with a number of facilities and features that serve to enhance the lives of those we support.Find out more
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Your next steps to finding care
Our team are here to help you when you are ready to talk about the care and support you need. Please call our team to arrange a visit and come and take a look around our home.
Call our team for more information about our care home and to arrange a visit. Phone lines are open 8am-8pm
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Frequently Asked Questions
Dudwell St Mary Care Home offers Residential care, Dementia care, Nursing care, Respite / Short stay.