Bethune Court care home, St. Leonards on Sea
Welcome to Bethune Court
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Anchor's Bethune Court care home in St Leonards-on-Sea is a trusted provider of care for elderly people, and we offer support for older people who have residential and dementia care needs.
Our care home’s well trained and helpful staff provide 24-hour care and support to help you maintain your chosen lifestyle.
At Bethune Court, activities play an important role and we aim to enhance our residents’ quality of life by providing a varied range of social activities.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our catering, with our Chef Manager preparing meals daily from fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Set in a quiet location with views over the English Channel and located in its own beautiful grounds, Bethune Court care home is close to local services and amenities. These include shops cafes and pubs and our home benefits from public transport links.
In times of uncertainty, Anchor is a care provider you can depend on. We are proudly not-for-profit with 60 years of experience.
We’re here to help and look forward to giving you a warm welcome.
I have been very impressed by the high standard of care my Godmother has received since she has been at Bethune Court. She had a few age-related issues before she came in and all of these problems were dealt with very professionally and efficiently. The room she has is very nice with a large ensuite wet room. The room has a lovely view of the sea t… o Beachy Head which she really enjoys. The meals are very tasty and nutritious and the care staff picked up on a swallowing problem she had and called in the professionals to assess. All of the care staff and domestic staff are very friendly and attentive to her needs. The people in the office are also very approachable and happy to assist with any queries. To be honest, I was very worried about how my godmother would settle in as she was a little reluctant to leave her flat, but I have been very happily surprised that the transition has been no problem. I would highly recommend Bethune Court.
16 Oct 2023
It was one of the hardest decisions and having to find the best care home for my mum, but over the past few years the staff at Bethune Court have been fantastic and understand my mum’s needs. I know she is safe and well looked after and when I visit my mum is happy and the staff very friendly. Great choice and highly recommended.
14 Sep 2023
Excellent care home, highly satisfactory.
29 Sep 2023
As an ex-care home manager, these two weeks of respite have been a wonderful experience, being the resident being cared for. The care home is clean, well organised, and the staff are very helpful, polite and efficient. The food is good and well-presented. I have enjoyed my two weeks. I used my time getting to know the residents and joining in the a… ctivities.
02 Jun 2023
Mum has been to Bethune Court previously for a period of respite care. As always when we went to drop Mum off for this respite period she was welcomed back with open arms. The staff are warm and friendly and nothing is too much bother. We had lunch in the dining room with Mum. We congratulated the cook on a lovely meal. The home is clean, moder… n and well-equipped. Mum really enjoyed all the activities. Mum has some issues with her memory. When she comes back from her stay she is always more chatty and with it, leading us to think that she is regularly engaged with and stimulated when she is in the home. When Mum left all the staff were sorry to see her go and asked her to come back again soon. This was especially so for one young man who said that Mum was the nicest person he had ever met and that he would really miss her. The finance officer is such a great help and supports sorting out the payment required from social services, she really makes things easy.
18 Apr 2023
The care provided by the staff at Bethune Court is excellent. I cannot fault the kindness and patience that they show to my mum and all of the residents. The home is clean, safe and secure. There is very much a can-do attitude and every attempt is made to keep all residents engaged regardless of their level of need. I would not hesitate to recommen… d the home and in fact, I have done so.
12 Apr 2023
Mum has been at Bethune for over 18 months now and we have been delighted with the care she has received. The staff are wonderful, kind, caring, professional, patient and very respectful of Mum's wishes and needs. There are many activities Mum can join in with if she wishes and we have been able to put items of Mum's own furniture, ornaments and p… ictures into her room so that it feels familiar and like home to her. Bethune has a happy, family atmosphere and we are so pleased that Mum is being so well looked after.
06 Apr 2023
Features of Bethune Court
Shared facilities complementing each private residence:
- Engaging activities programme
- Communal lounge
- Hairdressing salon
Care and support
In addition to residential care, we also offer:
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Dementia care
- Parkinson's disease
- Personalised care plans
Food and dining
We promote wellbeing through a positive dining experience:
- Communal dining area
Life at Bethune Court
At Bethune Court care home, we provide quality 24-hour residential elderly care and specialist care for residents who wish to maintain their independence though may require support for personal care, health needs or early signs of dementia.
We support and develop our staff on an ongoing basis to enable them to provide the highest quality care for our residents.
At our home we have:
- The services of a visiting library
- Easy access to lounges with views across the English Channel on each floor
- Pets are welcome following a discussion with the Manager
- A mobile shop for small items
- A selection of games and activities
- A hairdressing salon open twice weekly
- All areas are easily wheelchair accessible
- A lift provides easy access to all floors
- A personal laundry facility and laundry service
- A pay telephone or the facility for a private telephone line in each room.
- Regular religious services and meetings should you wish to take part
- Newspapers which can be ordered and delivered daily to your room
- Attractive and private areas for family and visitors
- All flats have an en-suite
- Each floor as a specialist equipped bath
- Visiting entertainers who provide yoga, theatre, martial arts, quizzes etc
- Hastings town centre is 2 miles away and can be reached using excellent bus services
- The nearest hospital is The Conquest
- Warrior Square Railway Station is 0.5 miles away
- A theatre, swimming pool, golf course and supermarket are all within easy travelling distance
Bethune Court is a unique, purpose-built residence which was designed to provide care for elderly people. Set in a quiet location and in its own grounds, Bethune Court has 45 flats all of which have en-suite facilities. All flats have attractive views, with the majority featuring the English Channel.
Our home is fully furnished and decorated to a high standard with a call system which ensures that help is at hand 24 hours a day.
We also have:
- The majority of rooms have views of the sea and English Channel
- A television point and connections for satellite and digital TV
- Tea-making facilities available to make drinks for you and your visitors
- Telephone points in each room
Other accommodation facilities include:
- Large cosy lounges with TVs and quiet areas for reading and relaxing
- Bathrooms specially equipped so you can relax in comfort
- Safe, enclosed gardens
We encourage you to bring small personal items to enhance your room.
We know how important mealtimes are and like them to be a sociable and enjoyable part of the day. Our experienced chefs attend Anchor's Cater Craft training course which enables them to understand the nutritional requirements of elderly people and to ensure all meals are prepared from fresh, seasonal ingredients.
We serve tasty, wholesome, good food and our menus change regularly with a daily choice available. We also cater for residents with special dietary needs and create a “dining atmosphere” by decorating these areas in colours that stimulate the appetite and create ambiance.
Our staff respect individual preferences. All these factors boost residents appetites and enable them to enjoy their meal, which is essential in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Our care home organises and arranges a variety of opportunities for our residents to enjoy daily activities in our home and in the local community.
We work in partnership with the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA) and encourage activities that enhance our residents’ lifestyle, health and wellbeing.
Residents preferred activities, interests and ability are discussed when they move in and an agreed plan ensures that these requests are fulfilled (wherever possible). Our residents’ suggestions for activities also help shape the planning process.
We organise supervised day trips to leisure facilities and places of interest as well as social events in the home, including themed restaurant evenings, arts and crafts, quizzes and regular entertainers.
|Reminiscence activities||No activity||Dominoes||No activity|
|Hairdresser||No activity||Chair exercise||No activity|
|Quiz||No activity||Bingo||Games evening|
|Scrabble||No activity||Arts & crafts||No activity|
|Games morning||Fish & chip lunch||Pamper session||No activity|
|Keep fit class||No activity||Baking||Entertainment evening|
|Reminiscence activities||No activity||Knit & natter||Film club|
At Bethune Court our caring and attentive staff work with our residents and their loved ones to create a detailed care plan which ensures our residents individual health and care needs are met.
We know how important it is to care for our residents with the dignity and respect they deserve and this is at the heart of what we do at Bethune Court care home.
Our commitment to advanced dementia training for our staff has helped the Department of Health pass its goal of 3,000 Dignity Champions nationwide.
Our health and social care partners include:
- A GP who is available on request
- A hairdresser visits every week
- A chiropodist visits on request
- A dentist and optician who visit the home and other health professionals
- The district nurse and physiotherapist who visit by arrangement
- Holistic therapist – visits can be arranged
We endeavour to be completely transparent about all our charges and fees. For further information please contact us.
How much does it cost?
Call us to discuss your specific care needs today
What is included in care home fees?
For many people, moving to a care home is a big decision and it can be difficult to know where to start. Care home fees are based on a range of factors, including specific care needs, which can change over time.
Living in an Anchor care home you can be confident that a single fee covers the cost of your personally tailored 24 hour care and support, utility bills and meals, as well as a fantastic range of daily activities. In an Anchor care home our weekly charge includes:
- cost of personal care
- utilities e.g. heating and light
- all resident catering, meals, snacks and drinks
- laundry undertaken on the premises
- television licence, including for person use
- housekeeping services.
The following extra items and services are not covered by the weekly fees, however we can arrange for them to be provided (at an additional cost):
- professional hairdressing
- personal copies of newspapers or magazines
- personal purchases such as stationery, confectionery, toiletries etc.
- clothing, shoes and slippers
- dry cleaning
- private telephone line rental and calls and cable connections.
In the absence of free provision by the NHS, we can also arrange for the following healthcare services to be provided, these will be charged in addition to the weekly fees:
- other privately arranged healthcare
- care staff accompaniment to regular medical appointments.
No upfront deposit is required at any of Anchor’s care homes to secure a room.
At Anchor we pride ourselves on offering a truly tailored approach to care and therefore need to fully understand your needs to provide you with an accurate fee estimate. Please call us to discuss your specific care needs today. Alternatively we welcome you to visit us to discuss your situation face-to-face.
Want more information on care home fees?
Learning about the different funding options available to you can also help you feel confident in your decisions. Anchor know that securing care home funding can sometimes appear a rather daunting task and so to help we have put together a free guide covering requesting assistance, top up fees and third-party payments.Care home fees
At Bethune Court we have a caring team of well qualified professionals, passionate about what they do and dedicated to ensuring our residents always feel confident that they can rely on a friendly face and helping hand 24-hours a day.
We encourage visits to Bethune Court so you can meet our team and get a feel of what it would be like to live here. You will be able to look around, meet other residents, find out what goes on and ask any questions you may have. It is important to us that you make the right decision and are happy with your choice of new home.
Care Home Manager
My passion is person centred care & providing a positive culture for all who live, work & visit the care home. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to know anymore about our home.
I have worked at Bethune Court for 13 years, I started as a Care Assistant and developed my skills and knowledge to become Deputy Manager. I have a passion of working with the elderly and enjoy the variety that each day brings. If you require any assistance, we are always happy to help.
I have worked for many years at Bethune Court, and find it very rewarding. My role to support our residents and families is something I really enjoy. It’s nice to get to know everyone as this helps to deliver the best possible care and to identify everyone as an individual. The home offers a safe and friendly environment for our resident to live in. If you require any assistance then we are only to happy to help.
We are currently offering you an opportunity for two weeks’ free stay when you move into one of our participating care homes on a permanent basis. Click here to find out more and read the full details of the terms and conditions of this offer.
We pride ourselves on making sure we understand your loved one – their likes and dislikes, hopes and passions – so you can be sure they enjoy a special and lasting welcome at Anchor. Because your loved ones are our loved ones.
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To start your enquiry simply click 'Enquire now' at the top of the page and either call us or complete an online enquiry form.
We’ll provide you with full details of the home, along with any other information you’d like, such as sample menus and activity schedules.
Whether you’re looking to stay with us permanently, or for a short break, we’d be delighted to take you on a show round of the home in person. Simply book a visit with the home manager once you’ve made your enquiry.
If you or your loved one doesn’t live nearby or are unable to visit in person we can provide a virtual show round. Either way, we’re keen to show you what daily life is like here and for you to meet our friendly team.
We hope you decide that following your visit that you or your loved one would like to move into the home, in which case we’ll organise a pre-assessment to make sure we can meet all your care needs.
Our friendly onsite team will discuss every area of moving-in with you in detail to make sure you and your loved-one know exactly what to expect and feel confident, safe and welcomed when coming to live with us.
Before you move in, we will find out if there are any of your possessions that you wish us to place in your room before you arrive. Please bring your family photographs and most treasured possessions to help make your room your home.
We understand how important visits are for everyone and we welcome regular visits from family and friends. We also actively support our residents to enjoy visits away from the care home.
Each of our homes is different and the manager of the care home you’re interested in will provide all the information you need around visiting.
Boscobel Road, St. Leonards on Sea, Hastings, East Sussex, TN38 0LX
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