In April of this year, Sussex Healthcare (SHC) reached its silver anniversary. The award-winning SHC is a group of twenty adult care facilities. In general, the residents in these group homes are elderly, but the homes are also open to younger adults with physical, intellectual, and neurologic disabilities. The Sussex staff is specially trained in caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.
Shiraz Boghani and Shafik Sachedina co-chair the Sussex Healthcare board of directors. Mr. Boghani provides the managerial skills that he developed over decades of being a successful hotelier. Dr. Sachedinal provides the medical knowledge having trained and practiced as an oral surgeon.
The care facility that marked the beginning of SCH opened in 1985. The official founding of Sussex Healthcare would come eight years later. Twenty-five years ago SHC was built on the philosophy that the social and emotional needs of the disabled are just as important as their medical needs. To ensure that its staff is trained to provide the best care possible Sussex maintains its own training facility. Since its establishment, SHC’s has expanded its list of services.
Specialist Adult Care
- Specialist Adult Care for older adults with intellectual and physical disabilities.
Respite and Short Break Care
- Respite and Short Break Care benefits at home care givers by providing them with time to themselves.
- Palliative Care also known as end-of-life care to make the final days of the terminally ill as comfortable as possible.
Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) Care
- Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) Care is offered at specialized SHC facilities in conjunciton with The Children’s Trust Profound Education Team.
Sussex Healthcare’s commitment to quality care has earned it the Gold Standard Framework for End of Life Care Award. This honor recognizes quality end of life care.
In addition to reaching a milestone anniversary this year Sussex Healthcare hired Amanda Morgan-Taylor to serve as CEO. Mrs. Taylor specializes in guiding healthcare companies through periods of transisition. Starting out as a service manager Mrs. Taylor would learn the skills that would qualify her to hold positions as a development director and later a managing director.