El­iz­a­beth Finn comes to Hasle­mere

Sussex Life - - Promotion -

You may not have heard of El­iz­a­beth Finn be­fore, but her for­mer home in Lon­don is com­mem­o­rated by an English Her­itage Blue Plaque. Why? At the age of 72, this vi­sion­ary lady de­cided to make a stand against poverty, rife in Vic­to­rian times, and founded the Dis­tressed Gentle­folks’ Aid As­so­ci­a­tion, a won­der­fully old-fash­ioned term to­day. Over the years the name of the char­ity has changed, fi­nally to Turn2us, but its aim re­mains to­day as it did 120 years ago, to help those liv­ing in poverty.

El­iz­a­beth Finn Homes Ltd, a wholly owned sub­sidiary of the char­ity, op­er­ates a group of nine award-win­ning care homes across Eng­land pro­vid­ing per­sonal and nurs­ing care. Although the homes are run on a com­mer­cial ba­sis, any op­er­at­ing sur­plus at the end of the fi­nan­cial year passes to Turn2us to sup­port its work – how bril­liant is that?

The tenth home in the El­iz­a­beth Finn Group will open in Hasle­mere in the au­tumn, on the site of the for­mer Wis­pers School. Along with all other El­iz­a­beth Finn Homes, Oak Hall will fo­cus on pro­vid­ing in­dus­try-lead­ing per­son­alised care, with first-rate fa­cil­i­ties and equip­ment through­out.

Oak Hall has four cat­e­gories of room rang­ing from stan­dard to suites, suit­able for a cou­ple. All are light, airy and have En suite wet-room fa­cil­i­ties; all have rest­ful colour schemes with high-qual­ity soft fur­nish­ings. There are also as­sisted-bath­rooms avail­able and the floors are ser­viced by three lifts.

The din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence will be to the same ex­cep­tional stan­dard as the care pro­vided, with restau­rant- style din­ing from a chang­ing menu util­is­ing fresh, sea­sonal in­gre­di­ents. The im­pres­sive re­cep­tion ar­eas in the home are com­pli­mented by the ad­join­ing Coun­try Club, com­plete with a bistro, fully li­censed bar and a cof­fee area. The res­i­dents of the re­tire­ment vil­lage in the grounds of Oak Hall are wel­come to use these fa­cil­i­ties.

Oak Hall will of­fer a range of care op­tions: res­i­den­tial, full nurs­ing care, respite, con­va­les­cence and spe­cial­ist pal­lia­tive care. We em­ploy the best in or­der to pro­vide the best care and will have high ra­tios of staff to res­i­dents. We be­lieve that qual­ity of life is as im­por­tant as qual­ity of care and our so­cial en­gage­ment team will li­aise with res­i­dents to es­tab­lish their in­ter­ests in or­der to de­velop en­gage­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties tai­lored to the in­di­vid­ual.

Oak Hall will have an en­light­ened, in­no­va­tive ap­proach to care of the el­derly with the holis­tic needs of our res­i­dents firmly at the cen­tre of ev­ery­thing we do. As au­tumn ap­proaches, all the team at Oak Hall are fo­cussed on en­sur­ing that ev­ery­one and ev­ery­thing will be ready to do pre­cisely that.

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