Care home staff and guests were delighted when Her Majesty’s Deputy Lieutenant of Eastbourne, Mr John Smith JP, and Deputy Mayor Councillor Sammy Choudhury officially opened Eastbourne’s newest luxury care home, Mortain Place on Pevensey Bay Road, by unveiling a plaque at a recent opening ceremony at the home.
The Deputy Lieutenant and Deputy Mayor greeted the new residents and specially invited guests, and gave a speech before unveiling the plaque, marking the official opening on the 9th of October. During their visit, invited guests were given tours of the home, and were treated to a selection of refreshments as well as entertainment throughout the home, including live music from a barbershop quartet and a harpist.
The new purpose built home, operated by Barchester Healthcare, will provide personalised residential and dementia care for 80 people within the Eastbourne community. Luxury features include a café with orangery, a private dining room, choice of lounges, spa bathrooms, a life-skills kitchen, a large terrace, hair salon, and en-suite bedrooms with garden access for ground floor rooms. A daily life enrichment programme with an array of tailored activities, a concierge service, as well as delicious and nutritious seasonal meals will also be provided services at the home.
For those living with dementia, the home has installed a ‘Magic Table’ called Tovertafel which is an interactive, multi-sensory table-based digital learning tool that promotes stimulation and cognitive challenges through specialised games for people living with dementia.
Lesley Standing, General Manager at Mortain Place said: “We are all very excited about the opening of Mortain Place our newly appointed team have really enjoyed meeting the new residents and their families. We were honoured to have the Deputy Lieutenant and Deputy Mayor join us on the day too, it’s been an amazing day of celebrating with the wonderful people of Eastbourne.”
Lesley continued: “Barchester brings over 25 years’ experience in expert care to Eastbourne, which means residents and their relatives can feel safe in the knowledge that they are in trusted hands.”
Her Majesty’s Deputy Lieutenant of Eastbourne, Mr John Smith JP said at the event; “We are delighted and honoured that Barchester have created a new home to take care of our loved ones with the best quality care available. Moving into a care home is one of the bigger decisions we make in our lives so it’s a wonderful thing to have Mortain Place join our town as they continue to build strong relationships and meaningful connections with residents and neighbours within Eastbourne.”
Deputy Mayor Councillor Sammy Choudhury went on to unveil the plaque on behalf of the city of Eastbourne to a round of cheers and toasts.
The new facilities will provide high quality care for 80 individuals, and provide 100 new jobs within the Eastbourne area. The team at Mortain Place are inviting the local community to see the home on their open weekend on the 19th and 20th of October between 10am and 4pm.