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Convalescent Care

At Derwent Lodge, we understand the importance of providing exceptional care while enabling our residents to continue enjoying the things they love. Our convalescent care services are designed to support individuals in their recovery journey, offering a comfortable and nurturing environment where they can regain strength and independence. Our beautiful facilities, experienced team, and personalised care plans ensure that every resident receives the best possible care during their stay with us.

What is Convalescent Care?

Convalescent care, also known as convalescence care, is a type of short-term rehabilitation provided after an illness, surgery, or hospital visit. This care focuses on helping individuals recover and regain their health and strength in a supportive environment. At Derwent Lodge, our convalescent care services include round-the-clock support, personalised care plans, and various activities designed to aid recovery and improve quality of life. Whether you need assistance with post-operative recovery, illness recovery, or rehabilitation following a hospital stay, our team is here to help you achieve your full potential.

Compassionate Convalescent Care at Derwent Lodge 

At Derwent Lodge, we are dedicated to providing compassionate convalescent care that supports our residents in every aspect of their recovery. Our experienced team is available around the clock to offer assistance and companionship, ensuring that each resident feels comfortable and well-cared for. Whether it’s enjoying a chat and a cupcake with friends, participating in live entertainment, or relaxing with a book in our courtyard, we strive to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere that promotes healing and happiness.

Our convalescent care services encompass post-operative rehabilitation, short-term care for illness and surgery recovery, and the development of bespoke care plans tailored to individual needs. We offer round-the-clock support from experienced caregivers, and provide a range of activities and therapies designed to aid recovery. We understand that every recovery journey is unique, and we are committed to providing the highest quality care to help our residents achieve their best possible outcomes.

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Why Choose Convalescent Care at Derwent Lodge in Billingshurst?

Located in the picturesque town of Billingshurst, West Sussex, Derwent Lodge offers a serene and spacious retreat for those needing convalescent care. Our care home features 56 beautifully appointed bedrooms, communal lounges, and a cafe & kitchenette where residents can relax and enjoy refreshments at any time of the day. We encourage an active lifestyle, with a large resident’s garden and daily indoor and outdoor activities.

Our highly competent team takes pride in delivering personalised care that you can trust. We work closely with residents to create bespoke care plans tailored to their specific needs, ensuring they receive the support they need to recover and thrive. With our compassionate approach and commitment to excellence, Derwent Lodge is the ideal choice for convalescent care in Billingshurst.

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Convalescent Care FAQs

What is a convalescent centre?

A convalescent centre is a facility that provides short-term rehabilitation and recovery care for individuals recovering from an illness, surgery, or hospital stay. These centres offer personalised care plans, medical support, and various therapies to help residents regain their health and independence.

Can you go into a care home temporarily?

Yes, you can go into a care home temporarily for convalescent care. Temporary stays are ideal for individuals who need short-term support following an illness, surgery, or hospital visit. At Derwent Lodge, we offer flexible care plans to accommodate temporary stays and ensure a smooth transition from hospital to independent living.

What is respite and convalescent care?

Respite care provides temporary relief for primary caregivers, allowing them to take a break while their loved one receives care in a supportive environment. Convalescent care, on the other hand, focuses on helping individuals recover and regain strength following an illness, surgery, or hospital stay. Both types of care offer short-term support but serve different purposes.

What is the difference between convalescence and recovery?

Convalescence refers to the period of gradual recovery and regaining strength after an illness or medical treatment. Recovery is the broader process of returning to a normal state of health and function. Convalescent care specifically addresses the needs during the convalescence period, providing support and rehabilitation to ensure a complete recovery.

What are the benefits of a convalescent home?

A convalescent home offers numerous benefits, including:
- Personalised care plans tailored to individual recovery needs
- 24/7 support from experienced caregivers
- Access to medical care and rehabilitation services
- A comfortable and nurturing environment
- Opportunities for social interaction and activities
- A smooth transition from hospital to home

Life at Derwent Lodge

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    Indoor & Outdoor Activities

  • Our Garden

    Resident Garden

  • Lounge

    Communal Lounges

  • Our Cafe Bistro

    Cafe & Kitchenette

  • One of Our Bedrooms

    En-Suite Bedrooms

  • Residents Dancing With Entertainer

    Live Entertainment


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Derwent Lodge
West Street
West Sussex
RH14 9LX

[email protected]01403 786832
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