About Us

Bywell House is located in the charming seaside town of Worthing and is centrally located for shopping and other amenities; Worthing train station is just a 10 minute walk from the home.

The home is set in a mature and well cared for garden, which becomes the venue for summer parties and barbecues.

The home aims to offer a high standard of Residential Care Facilities for the elderly; in the process enhancing the quality of life for its service users. This is done by providing an environment which is safe, comfortable, congenial, hygienic and stimulating for the service users.

The home offers residents a person-centred (which is synonymous with quality care) care package, suited specifically for their individual needs. The care is focused on the client/resident, promoted their independence and autonomy; involves services that are reliable, flexible and chosen by the residents; and is offered by carers working in a collaborative/team philosophy with the residents. Bywell House has a key worker system that enables the staff to develop a close relationship with each resident and awareness of each individual’s needs behaviour and past history. This allows them to enhance the level of care they provide for the service users. The care plans are outcome-based rather then task-based.

The home is registered for 20 residents and consists of single rooms, some of which have en suite facilities. Each room is provided with a vanity unit/wash basin, television point, smoke detectors and nurse call system. Beds, furniture and linen are provided, although residents are encouraged to bring some of their own possessions to personalize their rooms. There is a five man hydraulically operated passenger lift capable of taking a wheel chair and an assistant.

Breakfast is served in the service user’s room or in the dining room, if preferred. The menus are created with input from the service users, enabling them to choose the dishes they would like to eat.
The menus are as varied as possible. The evening meals are at the request of the service users.

All the service users in the home are registered with the local GP who attends the home. Choices of two local GP’s are available to the service users. The chiropodist, district nurse, optician and dentist’s services are available when required. The home also a hairdresser who visits fortnightly to attend to the service users needs.

The home has a varied choice of activities available for the residents to stimulate their minds and exercise their bodies. An entertainer visits on a fortnightly basis encouraging the service users to sing along and dance. Social events such as Christmas Pantomimes and Summer barbeques are held yearly and the family members of the service users are encouraged to come and participate in the celebrations.

Experienced staffs cater for all the needs of the residents and the home operates an open door policy for relatives and friends to visit residents between the hours of 10:00 -20:00 hrs. A programme of afternoon activities is carried out in the home for the residents wishing and able to join in.

On the ground floor there are two comfortably furnished lounges, one which has music and television facilities and the other is a sitting room for residents who prefer the peace and quiet. The dining room adjoins a modern fully equipped kitchen to serve food and snacks. Food for the residents is carefully planned to meet their personal needs and menus are varied to make maximum use of fresh seasonal produce. Special dietary requirements are also catered for.

In addition to the en suite facilities there are bathrooms which have WC’s and bath lift facilities as per regulation. The home has a commercial laundry system to look after the needs of the residents clothing and a supply of personal toiletry items is maintained in the home and there are regular visits by the hairdresser, chiropodist, and entertainers. A multi-denominated prayer meeting is held once a month.

The aims of the homes is to provide a safe, secure and warm environment for the Elderly citizens who are no longer capable of looking after themselves and the owners and staff are dedicated to this objective.