Looking for a care home in Ashington? A guide to the local area and choosing Country Lodge

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Looking for a care home in Ashington. Choose Country Lodge

Choosing the right care home for your loved one can often be quite a daunting task. With so many locations to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one will be best to suit you and your family’s needs. If you are looking for a care home in Ashington or the surrounding areas, it might be worth considering Country Lodge, a wonderful nursing home at the foot of the West Sussex South Downs, only around 10 miles away.

Read on for facts about Ashington Village and the surrounding area, as well as how Country Lodge could be the perfect care home for your loved one.

Facts about Ashington

Ashington is a lovely village located in the heart of West Sussex, between the market town of Horsham and the seaside at Worthing. Thanks to its long history, Ashington has something for everyone, from local shops to bars, restaurants and a number of attractions. Despite the small population of only 2500 people, the village has won the award ‘Village of the Year’ twice in recent times!

Travelling to Ashington couldn’t be easier due to the central location. It’s only 10 miles from Worthing, meaning it’s only a short drive from our doorstep! Ashington does not have its own train station but the Southern Railway network offers extensive coverage of West Sussex, putting many of the area’s seaside charms and historic sights within one easy journey from popular locations like London and Brighton.

Ashington may be a small village, but that doesn’t mean it lacks things to do, some of which our residents enjoy visiting with our staff and their families on day trips. These attractions include;

  • Attending the weekly gathering for the ‘Ashington Village Art Group’ who meet in Ashington Methodist Church Hall. Don’t worry if you’re not an experienced artist, the group welcomes keen artists of all abilities
  • Joining in on the regular Horsham Health and Leisure Walks that take enthusiastic trekkers through farmlands, country lanes and the beautiful South Downs
  • Browse the village’s various shops including florists, supermarkets and niche independently run shops like ‘Pudding Fairy’ and ‘Wolves Antiques’

Why choose Country Lodge when looking for care homes in Ashington? 

Whether you’re looking to move an elderly person from their current care home, or you’re simply trying to find a good place to start, why don’t you consider Country Lodge nursing home? Located in West Sussex just inside the South Downs National Park, only 10 miles away from Ashington Village, Country Lodge offers high-quality elderly care for your loved one in beautiful surroundings.

There are many factors to consider when choosing a suitable care home to ensure you’re getting the best elderly care for your loved one. Factors include;

Location

When shortlisting a care home in West Sussex, you will want to consider if the public transport links are appropriate. Things like having close proximity to good roads, where it is located in relation to family members, friends and places of interest are all essential.

Country Lodge is situated in High Salvington, a perfect location for residents who have family living in both Worthing, Ashington or surrounding areas. We are only just over an hour’s train journey from London with Durrington as our nearest train station, or a short drive on the A24 and A27.

What facilities are available?

When choosing a care home in West Sussex, you’ll want to ensure that the care home you choose has the following facilities:

  • A comfortable dining area
  • Regular outings to the local areas for those who can do that
  • Access to an attractive garden and outdoors space
  • The ability to personalise their own bedroom
  • State of the art disabled bathing facilities
  • Flexible visiting times
  • Regular visits from hairdressers and local entertainers
  • A delicious, varied, healthy and freshly cooked menu for all meals
  • Plenty of social activities going on in the care home throughout the week
  • A communal area or lounge for relaxing and socialising with other residents or family members when they visit

All of the above facilities are available at Country Lodge care home. We know that you will want to ensure your loved one or relative has a happy, and active lifestyle whilst living in a care home, which at Country Lodge we are proud to offer.

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More than just a room

Our care home in Worthing offers a number of welcoming social and communal areas including large sitting and dining rooms with stunning views overlooking the gardens. Here, residents can socialise with each other, participate in any of the many activities we organise or just enjoy the delicious food and treats that our professional chefs create! This also creates perfect spaces for family members to visit and socialise too!

Every week, we organise entertainment and activities for our residents, these range from BBQs in the summer, musical performers, charity fundraisers, day trips and birthday celebrations. Plus there’s always plenty of homemade cake!

Get to know Country Lodge

We understand that the process of finding a care home that will not only be in a suitable location but meet all your requirements can be quite tricky. If you have any questions about living at our care home, or about a care home in Ashington and the surrounding areas please get in contact with our expert team.

Visiting us in person is a great opportunity to speak to the nurses and staff on duty, which gives you and your loved one the chance to chat with some of the residents who already live here. At the same time we can give you a tour of our home and beautiful gardens. Just email us on manager@countrylodgenursing.co.uk or give us a call on 01903 830600 to start your care home journey.