Avalon Nursing Home Eastbourne has a warm and bright feel to it. The courtyard and the bedrooms around the courtyard in the original Nursing Home,creates a light bright atmosphere which Chris Keets the famous Eastbourne architect put at the heart of his creation when he designed the new modern Dennis Cullen EMI wing. Thus he created 16 large luxury en suite bedrooms with a large bright conservatory area.
Avalon provides a service of the highest quality promoting the residents maximum independence and respect for individual personal dignity. The ethos of the home is to encourage the residents' independence and freedom to make choices.
The home is lucky to have an experienced cooks Helen Slade & Donna Fillery. Helen has been at the Eastbourne Nursing home for more than 15 years and provides some of the best meals in Sussex. Particular favourites are the fish on a Friday and Roast on a Sunday which the residents enjoy with a glass of Sherry. The home provides good fresh home cooked meals of the residents' choice, and provides special diets when necessary, traditional Christmas lunch with all the festive trimmings, and traditional Easter lunch with all the trimmings. The kitchen has been renovated with new equipment, cooker, refrigeration and ventilation making it a good environment in which to prepare quality meals.
All our fish is freshly caught by a local Eastbourne Fish monger and our meat is provided by a local butcher thus giving our residents food of the highest standard which we pride ourselves on. Visitors are always welcome to stay for lunch and experience our delicious cuisine.
As well as our breakfasts, delicious lunches and suppers our cakes at tea time are all freshly made at Avalon. We really encourage our residents to eat by providing a little bit of food but often through out the day.
The home Activity Co-ordinator is able to co-ordinate in house activities and hobbies. Activities also range from the park, the shops, trips to the theatre or to the seafront for ice cream on warm days. Once a month a company called Motivation will come in & deliver gentle but stimulating exercises which will increase self esteem & memory function. The activities follow seasonal events, celebrations or topical events. These themed events include trips to the library or Hampden Park.
The home provides entertainment and social gatherings every week with shows, and singers performing at the home. All residents are encouraged to participate with in-house activities so that any skills lost through illness for example may be regained and they can enjoy as full a life as possible. The decision to attend any activities is purely down to the resident and there is no pressure to participate. Once per month we have a company called Motivation who come and do some arm chair exercises with our residents.
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The home has Vauxhall Vivaro disability vehicle to take residents out on any outings they may desire such as to the Downs, or gardens centres or to the shops or church for example.
The local vicar from St Marys Church performs services and communion once per month. In addition residents who wish are assisted to church on Sunday. At Christmas time he always has a carol service at the home.