Shafik Sachedina, Chairman of Sussex Healthcare

     Born in Tanzania, Shafik Sachedina moved with his family to the U.K. to pursue better education goals. He now is a joint chairman of the prestigious Sussex Healthcare group. This group provides exemplary healthcare, rehabilitation, dietary service and more to mainly a senior population. Sussex Healthcare also has unique facilities developed for young people that have special needs of some kind. In all, Sussex Healthcare oversees 20 care homes and supportive care. Additionally, Sussex Healthcare also offers respite and palliative care as well. Dr. Shafik Sachedina obtained his dental degree, and he has years of dental practice under his belt.

Due to his extensive medical training, Dr. Sachedina is in tune with what residents need in a care home setting. He is committed to providing the best care around, and he insists on treating every resident with deep respect and compassion regardless of their physical or mental state. Dr. Sachedina believes that those living in a care home setting should feel welcome and at home. His insistence on maintaining this kind of environment can be seen in the wonderful property and building facilities that make up the Sussex Healthcare organisation. This chairman is also a believer in some alternative medicine techniques if a resident desires this.

Sussex Healthcare has a homey vibe. Residents living there seem happy and active. This healthcare organisation provides recreational activities that are geared for this age group. Residents can participate in games or exercise classes. They have opportunities in music and the arts. Some local musical and theater groups drop in to give an onsite performance to the delight of the residents. There are quite a number of community based activities that Sussex Healthcare residents may participate in. These vary according to need and resident condition. Dr. Sachedina believes that residents still need a connection to their outside communities.

Some of the care homes are solely for those with disabilities, either mental or physical. There are additionally specially arranged care facilities for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia residents. Families can bring items personal to residents, and reminiscent sessions also aid in memory tasks. Safety is paramount.