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.
Nellsar is one of the first Care Home groups to employ a Nutritional Therapist and introduce individual consultations and Nutritional Champions across the Homes, putting the holistic and nutritional health of our residents first. A combination of nature and science, Nutritional Therapy “acknowledges the kitchen as the medicine cabinet” and is extremely important to the elderly, particularly those in Residential Care with Dementia or specific health conditions or illnesses.
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.
Interactive Me is a brand new online tool used to create bespoke memory boxes as a valuable person-centred care tool for our elderly residents or those with Dementia. An ideal gift for a relative.
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, Silvia Barret, 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.
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
- Onsite Hair Salon
- Relatives Room
- Internet Café
- Five Lounges
- Secure Gardens with Water Features
- Sensory Room
- Three Dining Rooms
- Cinema Room
- 75 Single Rooms – all have en-suite facilities
- Activities Room
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Daily life is fun and varied. The more we know about an individual’s hobbies and interests, the better we can tailor their daily activities and lifestyle within the Home.
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Our residents enjoyed baking jam tarts this week at Hengist Field Care Home. Lots of concentration was required when it came to rolling the pastry and filling the tarts with jam. We were very pleased with the final batch and they tasted delicious! We also ran a...read more
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Your staff are amazingly attentive and cheerful…
Although my father has only been here a short while, the difference in him is very noticeable. He has more colour in his face and is really content.
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As a family, we couldn’t recommend highly enough this care home and all the staff that work there. Their dedication to caring for my father went way beyond what we would have expected, and the whole atmosphere, personal attention to detail, and genuineness of care made his last days much more easy for him, and for us. All we can do is to warmly thank all who had any part in caring for him, we hugely appreciate you all.
PF, son of resident, September 2017, Hengist Field Care Home in Kent, Sittingbourne.
My husband was taken to Hengist Field Care Centre at the beginning of February this year, following three months in hospital. He is receiving excellent care and nursing and my family and I could not have wished for him to be in a better place. All the staff are friendly and helpful, always willing to sort any problems out and give us advice and reassurance when we need it. We know we won’t have my husband back at home and Hengist is the very best we could wish for as his home.
KM, wife of resident, June 2017, Hengist Field Care Home in Kent, Sittingbourne.
I was very daunted and worried about the prospect of my father going into a nursing home full time as have had quite negative experiences with my nan and my dad previously in nursing homes and really just got a generally bad feel for them overall and ended up losing faith!! Here at Hengist Field Care Centre, however, from the moment I walked through the door I felt very at ease and honestly can say I think my dad is in the best possible place. It’s always very welcoming there and the staff are always very friendly and professional. It has been really hard since my dad took ill 6 months ago coming to terms with it all and the fact he cannot come home and it has been one less burden to know that he is being looked after exceptionally well. The minor criticism I’d have is that where there are so many different bank/night staff at times things aren’t carried out maybe as they should be, I.e the details being written in the folder etc. This is possibly the only thing that lets the level of service slip at times in my opinion.
DG, daughter of resident, June 2017, Hengist Field Care Home in Kent, Sittingbourne.
My mother has been a resident in Hengist Field Care home for 2 years. She is very happy there and is well looked after. The staff are exceptional and always have a chat with her. She has dementia so doesn’t always understand what is going on. I would recommend the home to my friends and family.
SD, daughter of resident, March 2017, Hengist Field Care Home in Kent, Sittingbourne
Hengist Field is a modern care home of the highest standard. The staff are very kind and caring towards the residents and very helpful towards relatives and visitors. Nothing is too much trouble. If I ever need to go into a care home Hengist Field would be the place for me.
PB, friend of resident, June 2016, Hengist Field Care Home in Kent, Sittingbourne
We were struggling to provide the 24 hour care that my 92 yr old, terminally ill mother needed. She was SO reluctant to go into ANY care home; she was scared, upset, angry… It felt so awful having to take the decision for her. On the day she was admitted to Hengist Field the care team handled the situation so well. While my sister unloaded the car Mum was invited and willingly accepted the invitation to join the other residents in one of the lounges for a sing-a-long. She absolutely loved it. The team allowed her to settle at her own pace. She stayed in her room for the first couple of weeks but once she found her equilibrium, she started to accept the invitations to have lunch in the dining room and join in the daily activities in the lounge. Then there was no stopping her! She’s made some lovely friends and thrown herself wholeheartedly into all activities and outings on offer. She’s getting increasingly frail now but is so calm & peaceful, I couldn’t wish for anything more.
BS, daughter of resident, May 2016, Hengist Field Care Home in Kent, Sittingbourne
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Friendly and caring. Nice place to spend last years of life.
DF, friend of resident, April 2016, Hengist Field Care Home in Kent, Sittingbourne
Due to a foot operation (bunion removal) I spent the day at Hengist Field Care Centre for some day care. The care staff were very attentive for thw whole of my stay and I was very well looked after. The nurse even changed my dressing which was really kind of her and she said it was no trouble at all. I will be recommending it to all my friends.
SF, Day Care resident, March 2016, Hengist Field Care Home in Kent, Sittingbourne
A very comfortable, modern and capable care centre. I was very impressed with the professional, friendly and caring attitude of all the staff. I would certainly recommend the centre to all concerned.
TT, friend of resident, February 2016, Hengist Field Care Home in Kent, Sittingbourne
I had to have my mother put in care home as she was unable to look after herself. I found the staff and home very good and nothing was too much trouble. I’m afraid she passed away recently and the staff at the home were very helpful to myself and my family and I would recommend this home to anybody as they are a dedicated team. I am quite happy for my comments to be passed onto the home as I think they should be told.
GS, son of resident, February 2016, Hengist Field Care Home in Kent, Sittingbourne
“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 Silvia Barret and I’m the Manager of Hengist Field Care Home in Sittingbourne. I joined the Nellsar family as Manager here at the Home on 8 May 2017. I have an open door management style and have enjoyed a very warm welcome.
Hengist Field Care Home was opened in 2011 and the design fits in beautifully with the surrounding Kent countryside of Oast Houses and orchards. We have first-class facilities here for our residents to enjoy and are developing many new and exciting ideas and initiatives to enhance daily life within the Home.
Our gardens and the surrounding area are stunning and these include a spectacular courtyard, sensory garden and an area where residents enjoy growing soft fruits in the summer. On warm sunny days lunch is often served in the gardens and families are welcome to relax with loved ones and enjoy quality time together.
We pride ourselves in promoting a caring, family-orientated atmosphere, where we extend our support to friends and families of our residents. We have recently started a Friends of Hengist Support Group to support relatives who have shared with us their feelings of loneliness when they leave their loved one in the Home, their need to share experiences with others in similar circumstances and the desire to learn more about the illness or condition that affects their relative.
A new initiative which is being developed will be the delivery of Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends Information Sessions. I have received the training to deliver sessions on a volunteer basis to anyone who wishes to attend. The sessions are very informal and are designed to give people a greater awareness and understanding of how Dementia may change loved ones.
We like to make each day meaningful for residents of our Home. Our Activities team are always planning something different. Every week we have a range of organised activities, which may include; exercise classes, musical mornings, coffee mornings, food tasting, arts and crafts or musical therapy. Our newly formed Well-Being Team are on hand to deliver one to one relaxing sessions which may be in the form of a massage, or aromatherapy which has wonderful benefits to the holistic health of residents.
Our Cinema room plays a “film of the day”, which is run twice a day every day – so our residents can enjoy the nostalgia of popcorn and an old movie. In the summer, we have BBQs every month, with live music – it’s an opportunity for residents, relatives, friends and staff to get together and enjoy each other’s company. A daily Lunch Club will be introduced this summer where residents living in all units within the Home will have the opportunity to meet, enjoy a meal and spend some time together in one of our tastefully decorated dining rooms.
We extend a warm welcome to everyone who wishes to join us when we participate in charity events including Alzheimer’s Society Cup Cake Days and The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning organised by Macmillan Cancer Support.
We host relatives and resident’s meetings at which discussions are held about how we can continue improve all aspects related to living in the Home. We implement any new activities, or ideas, or menu suggestions, and then we meet again to discuss how well these were received.
Please feel free to call me on 01795 473 880.