Providing Care for the Elderly since 1945
Only you can decide whether the Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes (BBCH) are for you. No two people have the same reasons for choosing to come into residential care. However, BBCH is so much more than residential care because of some unique features.
We offer cottages which add to the feeling of freedom, a freedom which we encourage for all residents, whether in a cottage or the main building. It is a freedom to be yourself, to join in where you want to, a freedom to gain the security we can offer and a freedom to visit friends and family either outside the Homes or inside.
” There is a rhythm to life here and in my first 5 years I have always felt contented & cared for” Resident
BBCH offers accommodation for couples as well as singles. Many cottages are larger to provide more space for couples and in the main building we have a number of adjoining rooms suitable for couples who would like a bedroom and a sitting room.
BBCH is open to people of all faiths as well as people with no particular faith. For those who want to participate we have an ecumenical service on Sundays as well as a Quaker meeting. Some people go to one of the churches in Polegate and some do not participate in any religious service. The choice is yours.
Many people enjoy going out with a group of friends from the Homes in our minibus, others prefer not to participate. We will help you either way, but we will make sure that what you do is your choice.
You can bring your own furniture and personal items. We will supply furniture on request but virtually all our residents prefer to have the furniture which they are familiar with and which has all their memories. Your room or your cottage is your home and the way you furnish it should reflect that. In the main building we do supply electric beds which you can operate to your own comfort level.
Most people find it difficult to decide when to leave their present home and come into residential care. It is quite common for residents, once they have settled, to say that they wished they had come sooner.
Whether Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes are for you is for you to decide.