Brymore House Staff Welcomes You!

Welcome to Brymore House , Established in 1984, we provide Nursing and Intermediate care for 53 residents.  Family owned, our ethos creates a warm, caring environment which we are very proud of

 

No other home I have visited has such a family with staff who tend the residents with such patients

- Marie Smith, 1995

Our Core Values

Independence

Independence

We encourage service users to be as independent as they wish and to keep up the outside activities they may have and generally to lead a happy and contented life in a way that suits their individual needs.

Choice

Choice

We will keep the service users informed generally of any important matters or developments and welcome any suggestions from the service users, their families and staff.

Rights

Rights

We endeavour to maintain the rights of service users and all entitlements associated with citizenship.

Privacy and Dignity

Privacy and Dignity

A Service User’s room is their own personal place and personal privacy is respected at all times. The service user can expect to be treated with respect at all times.

 

Our Home

When people have worked hard throughout their life and have been committed to helping others, we think they deserve extra cherishing. They need a Home where individuality is emphasised, with staff who have time to give attention to small detail and where they have the choice of enjoying the company of like-minded persons.
Brymore House Nursing Home is located on a main residential road just 5 minutes walking distance from Grove Park railway station and the local shops. The House is a large Edwardian detached property with its own drive and attractive enclosed gardens and patios at the rear of the house.
We are a 53 bedded home housing two separate units: Elderly Frail Nursing Unit and Intermediate Care Unit. Both units have their own spacious lounges and sitting areas, kitchen facilities and en suite bedrooms.
The Nursing unit is 31 bedded providing Nursing care, Residential care and Palliative/Continuing Care for Service Users who have complex medical conditions.
The Intermediate Care Unit is now 22 bedded. Brymore House staff work alongside the Social Workers, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists from Lewisham Intermediate Care Team to provide care for Service Users who are requiring rehabilitation before returning to live safely at home.
Admissions
On the Nursing Unit, referrals will be taken from a variety of sources including Social Services, GP’s, hospitals, transfers from other homes and direct for those who are self-funding.

On the Intermediate Care Unit, all Service Users are assessed by an Assessment Team in the local hospital and Nurse Specialist in Lewisham LINC Team / Community before being admitted to Brymore House for rehabilitation. Individual Care Plans and Risk Assessment will be completed by Therapists and Nursing staff after admission.
Visiting
Visitors are warmly welcomed by Staff at Brymore House at any time during our flexible visiting times. In addition to bedrooms, there is a quiet area for residents to meet with relatives, friends or significant others. Children are welcome, provided they are with a responsible adult.

Intermediate Care Unit has specific visiting time which is 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm due to rehabilitation programs are taken place at specific time every day.
visiting
visiting

 

Gold Standards Framework

In Brymore House, we are carrying out a national programme, the Gold Standard Framework for Care Homes (GSFCH) which has been recommended as an example of the best practice by the government and professional organisations including the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), Supportive and Palliative Care Guidance and the End of Life Care Strategy (2008). It aims to build on the good work already present in the home, to develop a very high standard of care for residents in the last years of life. Read More

Brymore House Staff

 

Words cannot express my thanks for  all the love & care you all gave my mum over her 9yr stay in Brymore

- Marie Smith, 1995

Activities

Brymore House has a very varied activities programme which reflects both individual and group interests to promote social interaction in keeping with the cultural, generational, physical abilities and life experiences of individuals. All activities are need-based and supervised by two activity co-ordinators who are employed to provide structured and semi-structured occupation. Our staff have a skill mix that will enable the Service User to feel emotionally supported, have an optimum quality of life, reminisce where appropriate and minimise distress experienced due to the effects of disorientation. Our assessment will identify past interests and hobbies to encourage and maintain an appropriate level of stimulation. We will utilise the concept of ‘Life Histories’ to enable the Service User to retain their uniqueness as individuals and to preserve their identities. Each Service User will have a Social Care and Activities Care Plan and we will encourage interested individuals to sustain interest in gardening, pottery, craftwork and relaxation activities. We can offer the experience of skilled staff to provide one-to-one or group support to Service Users, their families, friends or significant others.