Our Philosophy of Care

Our philosophy of care is to provide our residents with a safe, relaxed, and homely environment in which their care, well-being and comfort are of prime importance. Ashton Meadows differentiates itself from other homes through the way we approach through our creativity and innovations on our engagement with our residents. There is no idle time at Ashton Meadows. We lead the way in our approach.

Organisation's approach to dementia care

Namaste program

We have launched Namaste Care in August 2018 in our homes. We were the first in West Sussex to launch such a program which specializes in sensory approach when engaging with residents with dementia by stimulating their senses- touch, taste, sight and hearing. We offer spa days, aromatherapy sessions, light chair exercises touch/textures therapy including activities that uses lights and sounds.

We have taken in Cancer hospice patients and have supported them and their families in this difficult time. The End-of-Life Namaste Care Program for People with Dementia is designed to give more compassionate and dignified care to older people with advanced dementia towards end of life.


We are also the first home in Sussex to launch Intergenerational Care which links pre-schoolers to the older generation. Footprints project was launched in February'20, which is an Inter-generational project with preschool children visiting our homes every month for a storytelling session with their older friends. For our residents this enables them overcome loneliness and gives them a sense of purpose.

Dementia Cafes

We support Dementia Action Alliance (DAA), Alzheimer's society as well as the local dementia cafe/ Memory Cafe. All of which are organizations with similar vision as Ashton in ensuring that those living with dementia and their Carers have a good quality of life with access to information and support.

Case studies for Dementia residents

We undergo case studies for residents with behavioural challenges. Every Friday, a staff will present a case study of their selected resident and does a presentation to staff.

Interactive table and use of technology

We have 'interactive table'. We purchased an Interactive mobile table in 2020 to enhance activities in room and small group activities following social distancing policies.