A ‘guest’ experience in your home…
When you’ve chosen your Chanctonbury care home and you’ve settled in so well that it feels like home, you’ll understand what we mean when we talk about our ‘guest’ experience – that feeling of great service and of being well looked after.
From the lovely dining room to our spacious lounges – whether you choose Queensmead, Oaklands Court or Alfriston Court – it will be your home and we strive every day to ensure it feels that way for you. Of course, your bedroom is your very own, personalised space and will always be treated as such by everyone, but wouldn’t it be lovely to experience the Chanctonbury brand of hospitality in your own home?
Our extremely supportive maintenance operatives will help you adorn your room with your photos, trinkets and any other decorations that will make you feel at home.
All our bedrooms are fully furnished with modern and stylish furniture, but if you have any pieces you would like to bring with you, we are more than happy to accommodate (as long as each piece is accompanied by appropriate Fire Safety information).
Our nutrition plan
We believe that nutrition is vitally important for all our residents, regardless of their dietary requirements. Our chefs are well-trained in providing bespoke menus for a variety of needs and preferences. Additionally, we have our very own Nutritional Therapist in Sharon Sinclair who is owner of Chanctonbury Healthcare. Sharon takes great pride in the delivery of a balanced, healthy and nutritionally excellent dining experience.
Sharon regularly consults with our chefs on our menus, working with them to constantly develop great dishes that work on all levels of nutrition and meet all dietary requirements. It is important to us that dishes are specific to the needs of our residents. We deliver well-balanced menus that optimise nutrient-rich food, using good quality ingredients and incorporating micro-nutrients, all kinds of vegetables and proteins. The emphasis is on homemade fresh dishes made from scratch and no reliance on pre-prepared or processed food. Of course, we do offer the odd quality biscuit here and there!
Sharon and our chefs are key to Chanctonbury Healthcare being able to deliver the best dining experience to our residents and, therefore, making good on the excellent lifestyle choice our residents have made in deciding to live with us.
Nutritional Therapist, RGN, Dip ION, mBANT
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” (Hippocrates)
“My involvement in the health industry has been an essential part of my life for many years. Starting as a student nurse at a busy London teaching hospital I have owned and operated care homes for the elderly for over twenty years. One of the things that has grown in importance for me, is how significant good quality health can really be and how tremendously vital it is to look after yourself and those around you.
“My particular interest in nutrition started after my own battle with chronic eczema. Cortisone creams controlled my symptoms, but I needed to understand why I had this condition in the first place. In searching for the root cause of my symptoms I became increasingly aware of how much food and lifestyle can impact one’s health. My growing passion for the healing power of food inspired me to further education. In January 2016, after studying part-time at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, I qualified as a nutritional therapist.
“Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine, applying nutrition science to promote optimal health and wellbeing, as well as support individuals with chronic conditions. In my capacity as a Nutritional Therapist, I share my knowledge and understanding to maximise the health potential of our residents and our colleagues. Making changes to the way we eat and live our lives is not always easy. However, if we can work as a community to give each other encouragement and support, the potential for change can become a reality.”
“The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital”
– Dr Mark Hyman MD, Chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine