Are there any dementia care homes in Hayling Island?

Published: Tuesday 28th July 2020

With one in every 14 people aged 65 years and over living with dementia, many families in Hampshire are looking into care homes in Hayling Island that provide high quality dementia care.

If your family member can no longer live independently at home, even with your support or the help of a paid carer, a move to a safe and comfortable dementia care home in Hayling Island could be the perfect answer.

Good transport links via the M27 and A27 to Portsmouth, Southampton, Chichester and wider Hampshire and West Sussex, mean a Hayling Island care home is within easy reach for family visits. And being on the south coast, the climate in Hampshire is mild compared to many other areas in the country.

Gorseway Manor Care Home in Hayling Island

Within easy reach of the West Beach, our residential care home in Hayling Island provides dementia care in the impressive Gorseway Manor.

The Manor was refurbished in 2019, and houses an impressive dining room, comfortable lounges and a range of light and comfortable bedrooms.

The care home is part of the Gorseway Park retirement village, next to Gorseway Nursing Home and the independent leasehold apartments.

Registered manager Naomi Edge arrived at Gorseway at the end of 2019 to lead and develop the team. Naomi has since been joined by deputy manager Colette Knight, who arrived in June. Naomi and Colette worked together for three years at a different care home, and together they make a strong management team.

Gorseway Care Home in Hayling Island - Naomi Edge

Naomi and her team are building strong relationships with relatives, the local community, regulators, health sector professionals, and public sector organisations.

A focus on individuality

Our patient, empathetic, understanding and professional care team celebrates each resident’s individuality and sense of self, encouraging them to be part of our community as much as they can, or want to be.

All the clean and spacious bedrooms at Gorseway Manor Care Home have their own front door. And each door is painted a different colour, making it easier for residents to identify their room.

The focus on individuality doesn’t stop at the door. Residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms. This could be through paintings and photos, a favourite bedspread and cushions, or a much-loved piece of furniture. These individual touches help with reminiscence, conversation and memory-sharing.

A stunning garden to stimulate the senses

Many of the residential care homes in Hayling Island have outside space for their residents to enjoy. But few have a garden as stunning as the one that wraps around Gorseway Manor Care Home.

The extensive and beautifully-landscaped gardens offer residents plenty of space to feel connected to the outside. Natural light can be incredibly beneficial, and spending time outside is a very good way to help people living with dementia feel calmer and more relaxed.

In the Gorseway garden there are plenty of places to sit, rest and recharge. There is quiet space for reflection and reminiscence – gardens often bring back memories of gardening hobbies. And there’s sociable space, too, for group activities, chats and eating outside.

Gorseway Care Home in Hayling Island - Lake

There’s plenty to stimulate the senses at Gorseway – birdsong, the sound of the stream that feeds the pond, the wind in the trees, and the aromatic plants in the sensory garden.

The large pond is home to koi carp, and they always make for an interesting talking point. There’s lots of other wildlife to watch too, across the pond, in and out of the trees, and around the birdfeeders.

We would love to show you around Gorseway Manor or Gorseway Nursing Home.
Call us on 02392 466 411 to arrange a visit.