Dementia & Nursing Care Home in Sittingbourne
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.
Click here to read A message from the Manager.
- Dementia Care
- End of Life Care
- Nursing Care
- Nursing Dementia Care
- Residential Care
- Respite Care, Short Breaks and Day Care
- 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
- Activities and organised trips
- All rooms have en-suite shower rooms
- Caters for special diets
- Close to local road links
- External entertainers
- Lift and/or Stairlift
- Mini Bus
- Pets allowed
- Residents can bring in their own furniture
- Residents can retain their own GP
- Specialist lifting and bathing equipment
- TV point in bedrooms
- GP Service with weekly visits to the Home
- Specialist Nurses
- Speech therapist
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.