Care Home in Kent, Sittingbourne
Dementia & Nursing Care
Hengist Field Care Home is situated on the outer edges of Borden, amongst wonderful views of the open Kentish countryside, with close links to the A2 and M20. Purpose-built in 2011, Hengist Field offers an extensive range of facilities with ensuites in each room, and includes internet facilities and extensive gardens with water features. The Care Home in Kent, Sittingbourne provides 24-hour care for people with Nursing needs and those who have been diagnosed with Dementia, plus a Rehabilitation Service and Physiotherapy Treatment Room. Hengist Field Care Home is staffed by a team of dedicated and highly skilled nurses and carers, who are supported by the Administrator, Activities Co-Ordinators, Housekeepers, Onsite Maintenance Person and the Catering Team.
Hengist Field Care Home is close to local road links and residents are allowed to bring their own furniture with them when they move in, and their pets to keep them company. The Home features specialist lifting and bathing equipment, lift access to all floors and wheelchair access throughout. We have a busy Activities timetable for those wishing to take part. We also organise regular external entertainers and we have our own Mini Bus to enable us to take trips out with small groups of residents. Hengist Field provides a varied, healthy and plentiful menu that is very popular with residents – catering for special diets and soft food diets.
As well as regular GP visits to the Home, residents can benefit from a range of Professionals who regularly visit the Home, including: Acupuncturist, Chiropodist, Dentist, Dietician, Hairdresser, Optician, Physiotherapist, Specialist Nurses and Speech therapist.
Here at Hengist Field Care Home we deliver person-centred care to maintain a life as normal as possible, always focusing on the individual rather than the deficits associated with Dementia and the elderly. We create an environment that will ensure the best quality of life possible and provide the highest levels of care with an excellent team of well-trained Carers and Nurses.
We maintain a holistic approach and commitment to End of Life Care to ensure all residents receive the best standard of palliative care possible. In this respect, we follow the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) – a method of evaluating the right levels of care for the end of a person’s life.
An Introduction to Hengist Field Care Home
Take a look at Hengist Field Care Home in Kent, Sittingbourne and its state of the art design and facilities. Hear from the Care Home’s Manager, Tina Dawson, and Managing Director, Martin Barrett, as well as a relative of one of the residents, and residents themselves. This video showcases what life is like at Hengist Field Care Home.
Click here to read A message from the Manager.
Care service offered:
- Day Care & Weekend Care
- Dementia Care
- End of Life Care
- General Nursing Care
- Nursing Dementia Care
- Residential Care
- Respite Care & Short Breaks
- 75 Single Rooms – all have en-suite facilities
- Activities Room
- Cinema Room
- Five Lounges
- Internet Café
- Onsite Hair Salon
- Relatives Room
- Secure Gardens with Water Features
- Sensory Room
- Three Dining Rooms
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Activities & Lifestyle:
Daily life is fun and varied. The more we know about an individual’s hobbies and interests, the better we can tailor their Activities and Lifestyle within the Home.
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Latest Recommendations from carehome.co.uk
"Medical care is excellent - the nursing staff are all observant, attentive and obliging. The carers are all very nice and obliging also. However there have been recurrent reminders needed for what should be routine - such as bed making daily and bed change at least weekly, removal of plates after meals and bathroom being stocked always with towels and paper. These are all housekeeping matters. The activities programme has deteriorated and communal stimulation for all residents is important to well being regardless of ability - this could be improved therefore."
JC, relative of resident, January 2016, Hengist Field Care Home in Kent, Sittingbourne
"The home itself is purpose built meaning no long corridors or make do and mend adaptations. There is a courtyard and garden that looks out onto fields. The staff are always friendly and now that we've been there for three years a lot of them feel like family. The home always smells fresh and clean. I have never had any concerns about leaving my granddad in their care. The nurses and carers are angels."
AL, relative of resident, December 2015, Hengist Field Care Home in Kent, Sittingbourne
"The manner in which my wife's care has been managed during and after assessment of care needs by the NHS, social services and care home manager was very professional, her transfer from another hospital to Hengist Field Care Centre was undertaken with dignity and compassion. My wife has been a resident in the dementia nursing section of Hengist Field Care Centre for just over three years during this time I have been consulted on all changes to her care needs and care plan updates. I visit my wife every day, am treated with respect by all members of staff and can't fault the standard of care received by her. Any queries or requests made have been appropriately dealt with to my satisfaction. In general after a period of early teething troubles, progress in all aspects of care requirements of residents has been enhanced to a level that gives me a feel good factor that my wife is safe and contented in a home that generates a feeling of an extended family."
GN, relative of resident, November 2015, Hengist Field Care Home in Kent, Sittingbourne
"He's settled in very well and cared for. My Husband has been in Hengist Field Nursing Home since October 2014. After suffering a massive stroke in January, he has no capacity whatsoever. But on entering Hengist Field I have seen him laugh instead of cry. Obviously he has good days and bad but I know he's settled in very well and cared for."
VS Family, January 2015, Hengist Field Care Home in Kent
"It almost felt like a visit to a Hotel – the Home was very clean, tidy, light and airy. I would obviously rather not be writing these comments, but, following a sever stroke at the end of February 2014, my Dad then spent eight months in hospital before moving to Hengist Field at the beginning of October 2014. Our initial visit to Hengist Field when looking at Nursing Homes was an extremely positive one, with the receptionist being very helpful and willing to answer all of our questions. It almost felt like a visit to a Hotel – the Home was very clean, tidy, light and airy. The staff are very helpful and Dad seems to be building up a rapport with them. This is certainly helping him to settle in. There are plenty of activities on offer plus a resident Hairdresser and a Cinema Room."
MH Family, October 2014, Hengist Field Care Home in Kent
"The entertainment is very good and this has been the making of my Mother. Our experience of Hengist Field – the Home is kept lovely at all times and the decor is beautiful. All the carers are very caring with the residents and respectful of their situation. Mum’s bedroom is very tastefully decorated with a toilet and shower. When she came to Hengist Field they kept a close eye on her for the first few weeks. The entertainment is very good and this has been the making of my Mother after braking her hip, because she loves singing."
DF Family, December 2014, Hengist Field Care Home in Kent
A message from the Manager
Hello, my name is Tina Dawson and I’m the Manager of Hengist Field Care Home in Kent, Sittingbourne. I have been the Manager here at the Home since July 2013 and I think it is a great place to live and work. Hengist Field Care Home is the newest Care Home within Nellsar. It is three years old and the design fits in beautifully with the surrounding Kent countryside of Oast Houses and orchards. We have first-class facilities here that our residents enjoy, as well as stunning gardens and a spectacular courtyard sensory garden where some residents enjoy growing soft fruits in the summer, and sitting to have lunch under the sunshades.
All the staff here in the Care Home work so hard because they love caring for our residents. We pride ourselves in promoting a caring, family-orientated atmosphere, where we extend the support to friends and families of our residents. We recently started a Support Group for our residents and their friends and family, which takes place one evening a month, and we invite a speaker from a specialist group (for example, the Parkinson’s Society or the Alzheimer’s Society) and then enjoy a refreshment and a chat afterwards.
We like to make each day different for our residents of our Care Home. Our Activities team are always planning something different. Every week we have a different activities programme, which may include; exercise classes, musical mornings, coffee mornings, arts and crafts, musical therapy and pat dog therapy – to name just a few. Our Cinema room plays a “film of the day”, which runs twice a day every day – so our residents can enjoy the nostalgia of popcorn and an old movie. In the summer, we have barbeques every month, with live music – it’s an opportunity for residents, relatives, friends and staff to get together and enjoy each other’s company.
To ensure our residents’ happiness and comfort at all times, we have relatives and residents meetings whenever required. We meet in the Cherry Lounge and talk about how we can continue improving on all aspects related to living in the Care Home, then we take action. We implement any new activities, or ideas, or menu suggestions, and then we meet again to discuss how well these were received.
We feel part of village life here in Borden. The local Church Bell Ringers often visit the Care Home in Kent, and this Christmas, the local Carol Singers are coming to entertain us for the evening. We also regularly take our residents to the local tea-rooms where they can meet their friends and relatives. With our own Mini Bus, we are able to take residents on various trips out including fishing trips.
Here at Hengist Field Care Home, we look after people with a wide range of complex illnesses, and we work alongside other health professionals who are experts in their field, to ensure that we consistently deliver the highest levels of care – tailored to each individual. We would love to show you our Care Home and caring staff – please feel free to give us a call or just drop in for a chat.
Please feel free to call me on 01795 473 880.