Highfield was originally a large Victorian Gentleman's Residence and was sympathetically converted into a nursing home several years ago. It still retains many of its original features and also has the advantage of modern facilities within more recent extensions. October 2007 has seen the completion of a 21 bed extension to the Home, including a new reception and car park. The existing part of the Home is also now undergoing a full refurbishment.
The new purpose built extension has been specifically designed to care for patients with dementia. The new wing includes many features, all designed with dementia in mind such as a safe outdoor courtyard, a physiotherapy suite and a sensory room to stimulate, relax, energize or calm. The extension also has numerous communal lounges, wide corridors, three assisted bathrooms, one assisted shower room, a hairdressing room, a new dining room and a new kitchen. All new bedrooms are single with en-suite facilities and have either a patio or a Juliet balcony.
Highfield extends a warm and friendly welcome to residents and Scio are very keen that residents should feel as comfortable and happy as they would in their own home. Independence is encouraged and help is available whenever required. Residents have the freedom of choice to go to bed and get up when they wish, also to choose what they would like to eat and do, on a daily basis. The care provided at Highfield depends on the individual needs and requirements of each person.
Highfield provides 24 hour Nursing Care for 46 people in 42 single and 2 shared rooms, almost all of which have en-suite facilities. There are specialist baths available for those who can no longer manage to use a conventional one. A variety of specialist hoists are also available to be used by our trained staff and all rooms have a Nurse Call System facility. Highfield also provides day care for up to five people.
Highfield provides a comfortable and homely environment enabling Scio to follow their ethos of person centred care. Dementia patients are often confused and anxious and this new facility will promote independence and aims to secure a better quality of life for those with diseases such as Alzheimer's. At Highfield the aim is to recognise that each resident is an individual and care is delivered accordingly.
Highfield is conveniently situated for visitors using public transport and has a car park for those who visit by car. The passenger ferry terminal from Portsmouth is only a short distance of 1 mile away, whilst the car ferry terminal at Fishbourne is approximately 4 miles away.