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The Manager

The manager at Amberley Lodge is Debbie Cowdery. Debbie joined Amberley Lodge in April 2018 after working for the NHS in Dementia Services. She has worked with Amberley Lodge in her NHS capacity and has helped mould the new way of working with increased activities which are meaningful to our residents and working with the care staff in becoming more person centred and seeing the resident as a person with a wealth of experience and not a diagnosis.
Debbie is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and has worked within dementia services for over 25 years. Her last position was with the NHS, Dementia Care Home in Reach Team as a Specialist Dementia in Reach Nurse , which involved educating staff within care and nursing homes about dementia and working with staff to promote person centred care and the importance of good communication. Another aspect of her role was to make recommendations to create a dementia friendly environment. She also has a good understanding of the needs of residents with complex issues relating to their dementia.
Debbie Manager Amberley Lodge dementia nursing home in Worthing
Debbie has completed a University of Bradford Dementia Care Mapping Course which is a tool to assess resident with dementia through observations. She has a BSc (Honos) in Community Mental Health Nursing and a Diploma in Professional Nursing Studies.
Debbie’s aim in taking up this position of manager is to enhance the quality of life for our residents with dementia by providing a home from home experience and to encourage our resident’s families to be part of our home environment and to work with us in caring for their loved ones.

What is Amberley Lodge?

Sincere care
Caring driven by years and years of experience and listening to what our residents want and need then delivering it through a desire to create the best Nursing and Residential care home experience possible.
Meaningful

Our residents’ lives are important. Wherever possible, we make sure their lives continue to be meaningful – and that they are important, whilst still maintaining control of their decision-making and lives.

We embrace independence and ensure our residents do too.

Activities
Activities are a huge part of everyday life at the Amberley Lodge Nursing Care Home and we are focused on providing quality activities and entertainment. Every resident will have their own understanding about what is a meaningful activity to them – so we embrace this and create something individual wherever possible. Our loving teams of staff get to know what is right for each resident – whether it be reading, gardening or something else entirely – the aim is to ensure residents enjoy themselves, relax and continue to be stimulated.
Relationships

Relationships are everything in life and having fruitful ones based on understanding and caring only creates a better life, never more so than for Nursing and Caring home residents. Our residents put their trust in us to keep them safe, well and loved. We embrace the words CARE and HOME, focusing on delivering that every day.

Trust
Our residents are their families and other loved ones – trust us to deliver the very best of care and provide a stimulating, safe and loving home – a place they enjoy living at – a place that makes them feel secure, a place that is staffed by teams of people they trust – and more than anything – a place they feel proud to call: HOME.

Our People - An Overview

People are at the heart of everything we do. Our hugely trusted specialist teams, (care staff, cooks and chefs, cleaners, admin staff, managers, entertainers, owners etc…) all deliver the very best experience possible putting it at the very centre of everything we do.

Our People -So Valued

Our staff are valued and hugely appreciated. We embrace diversity and look to support each and every member of our team in every way we can providing the things
they require to deliver caring and a safe and productive environment.
Training is comprehensive and on-going ensuring they have the personal skills and knowledge to be the best they can be.

Come On In

Family, friends and visitors play important roles in our residents’ lives. We welcome visits…
whether it’s just a quiet sit down – or perhaps participating in an activity or two!

Our Food Is
Delicious and Nutritious

We ensure that mealtimes and snack times are something to be looked forward to.
We ensure that our food is delicious, nutritious and different every day. A great variety of dishes are on offer. If resident’s have any particular dietary requirement, we will cater for this wherever possible.