Sussex Healthcare Celebrates Its Silver Anniversary

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

  • 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.

Dr. David Samadi Analyzes Mitt Romney’s Condition

Right now the national political situation is volatile, with many political veterans leaving office rather than face challenges in the upcoming mid-term elections. This is part of the reason why the Utah republican senate seat is now open, with Senator Orrin Hatch having announced that he will not be running for re-election in the Fall. Mitt Romney, the former presidential candidate and former governor of Utah, has announced that he will run to fill the open seat, but the situation has been complicated by Romney’s recent cancer surgery.

An Expert Appraisal

Dr. David Samudi holds the positions of the Chair of Urology and the Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. He gave his appraisal of Mitt Romney’s health situation following the surgery for prostate cancer, in a recent story in The Huffington Post. According to Dr. Samudi’s analysis, Romney’s prognosis is good after what looks to be a successful surgical procedure to remove a tumor on the prostate gland. The cancer looks to have been localized in the area of the gland and had not spread to other areas. This situation made surgery the best and safest option. In Samadi’s expert opinion, surgery is always the best choice if the cancer has not spread to other organs. Samadi said that patients who opt for radiation as the first course of treatment do not do as well if the cancer returns later and spreads to other organs. These patients have a much lower survival rate than patients who opt for surgery initially.

Dr. Samudi also noted that any patient who is considering surgery for prostate cancer should talk with their urologist about the possible impact on urinary and sexual function following the procedure. Patients should also carefully study the history of any surgeon they are considering for a possible procedure for cancer. Dr. Samudi did note that many men are able to recover fully from prostate cancer surgery and resume active lives. He noted that Colin Powell and John Kerry are two political leaders who successfully recovered from prostate surgery in recent years, and who are still active in public life.

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