The newly named Dennis Cullen Wing has provided specialist Dementia nursing care since 2009 for residents who require Nursing and who may have Dementia, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. Dedicated to providing quality EMI nursing care for its residents. This wing has 16 large bedrooms all with en suites.
The wing also has a large conservatory and lounge living area which provides a relaxing environment in which the residents may spend their time. This communal facility leads out onto the beautiful gardens.
There is always a staff member on duty in this communal area in the day when residents are present to provide assistance.
The staff are all trained in dementia care and many of the senior staff have attended advanced dementia care. The beautiful new wing was designed by Chris Keet of CKA Architectural a well-known architect in Eastbourne and built to the highest of specification by Bishop & Levett. EMI wing boasts a new glass lift that gives easy wheelchair access to the first floor bed rooms.
All 16 of our luxury bedrooms are en suite bedrooms, most of which also have a wet shower room facility in them. In addition we have a communal shower room and disability toilet.
It is very important for our residents that have dementia to be able to bring their own furniture, pictures, paintings and personal items in order to make their bedroom as familiar as possible and their own. This especially aids them when they move into the home.
The wing was named after the late Mr Dennis Cullen who was the Mayor of Eastbourne and visited his mother regularly whilst she was at Avalon. Despite his hectic schedule he always made time for his mother. The home felt we could honour Dennis Cullen by naming our wing after him for all his services to Eastbourne.