Sussex Healthcare recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. This is a milestone for an organization that caters to the physical and mental needs of senior adults in the Sussex area of the UK. This company launched their first residential care home in 1985 and has grown to where they now have more than 20 residential facilities located throughout this region. The company’s joint chairmen, Shiraz Boghani and Shafik Sachedina, lent their skills and creative know-how to the process of making Sussex Healthcare an award winning service within the UK.
This company was founded on the principle that all senior adults deserve to have the opportunity to participate in activities that are social, recreational and leisurely. This philosophy is part of the way this organization focuses on making the lives of their senior residents more fulfilling. The focus on active involvement works in combination with a variety of services designed to improve an individual’s state of mental clarity or increase their physical capacity. In addition to the organization’s physical therapy programs they also have a new gym equipped with a full size swimming pool and an assortment of exercise machines.
The leadership team at Sussex Healthcare takes an active role in making sure the people they hire for their residential care homes are in alignment with the philosophies the organization was founded on. Shiraz Boghani has established himself in the field of hotel management. He is part of a group that operates some of the more well-known hotels in the UK. As the winner of the 2016 Asian Business Awards Hotelier, he brings a lot of leadership experience to his position at Sussex Healthcare. The same is true for dental surgeon Shafik Sachedina, who is an active member on many international boards.
In addition to the services Sussex Healthcare provides for the senior residents of their care facilities, they also offer at-home respite care. This allows the regular caregivers to take short breaks from the responsibility of caring for the people they love. They also offer palliative care for individuals who are either chronically or terminally ill. Staff members take a compassionate approach when caring for these individuals, which often includes issues involving pain management and end-of-life. Their residential care facilities are equipped to aid individuals with physical impairments through the use of track hoisting, spa style pools and multisensory rooms. They also provide care services for individuals with dementia and those who have profound learning disabilities.