Avalon Nursing Home Eastbourne has a warm and bright feel to it. The courtyard and the bedrooms around the courtyard which are located in the original part of the Nursing Home, creates a light bright atmosphere which Chris Keet, a well known 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 cook Helen Slade and along with her assistant cooks Carla, Hadika & Manzoor on hand to ensure that all diets are catered for. Helen has been at the Eastbourne Nursing home for more than 20 years and provides some of the best meals in Sussex. Hot favourites are the fish and chips on a Friday and Roast dinners on a Wednesday and 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 modified diets, when necessary. Avalon also offers traditional Christmas lunch with all the festive trimmings, traditional Easter lunch with all the trimmings, plus we will hold special lunches for St Andrews, day, St Georges Day, St Patrick' day and St David' day.
Avalon Nursing Home employs 2 activity assistants which all have their own strengths to ensure that all the needs of the residents are met. The home Activity Co-ordinator, Sabrina is able to co-ordinate in house activities and hobbies with the assistance of her 2 colleagues. Activities also range from trips to the park, the shops, trips to the theatre or to the seafront for ice cream on warm days. We enjoy having Pet pals, Zoolab, Rosie' retro sounds and Birdie as well as other outside entertainers coming into the home.
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. Those that are unable to get to the lounge or remain in bed do have a 1:1 sensory activity each day which can range from anything associated with smell, touch, taste, sight and hearing.
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 Father Adam Ransom performs services and communion once per month. In addition, residents who wish to are assisted to church on every other Sunday at 10.30am for the service or 08.30 for prayers. Father Adam also visits the home over Easter and Christmas for prayers and communion.
Avalon can cater for all residents and their chosen denomination. We currently have Roman Catholics and Jehovah Witness' staying with us.