Care Home in Maidstone
Residential & Nursing Care
Located in the bustling town of Maidstone in Kent, Lukestone Care Home in Maidstone is a Residential Nursing Care Home in Maidstone providing 24-hour care for elderly people who have been diagnosed with Dementia or long-term mental health problems. Opened in 2004, it offers safe and comfortable accommodation with all modern amenities, and is staffed by a dedicated and highly skilled team of nurses and carers, who are supported by the Administrator, Activities Co-Ordinator, Housekeepers, Onsite Maintenance Person and the Catering Team.
Lukestone Care Home is close to public transport 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 take trips out with small groups of residents. Lukestone 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: Alternative Therapist, 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.
As a Dementia Nursing Home Lukestone Care Home provides person-centred care to residents within a very homely, Dementia-friendly setting. We have a 1960s style kitchen/diner where residents can sit and reminisce about the 1960s and feel relaxed in a familiar setting. We have specialist staff who are Dementia Champions and look to provide the highest levels of care promoting each individual’s sense of wellbeing.
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.
Here at Lukestone, we also also care for residents who require End of Life Care, in a dignified and caring way following the Gold Standards Framework’s guidelines. Our trained staff have undertaken GSF training – working towards accreditation – and we are supported by the Dementia Specialist Nurse from our local hospice.
Care service offered:
- Day Care & Weekend Care
- Dementia Care
- End of Life Care
- Nursing Dementia Care
- Respite Care & Short Breaks
- One Dining Room
- Onsite Hair Salon
- Two Lounges
- Secure Gardens
- 42 Single Rooms – 39 have en-suite facilities
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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.
Resident at Lukestone enjoying Activities
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Residents, friends and volunteers come together to make over Lukestone's hanging baskets and planters Every year at Lukestone Care Home we hold our 'Garden Day' where we invite relatives to join us to plant up all the hanging baskets and planters in our front and back...read more
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Mum has been in Lukestone since the start of December last year, and is now starting to settle in, has made a group of friends and takes part in activities provided.
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My mum has been a resident for nearly three years. They have always provided a good level of care and also give a personal touch. My mum responds to them with kindness and although she can’t talk anymore they talk to her and know what she needs. When things have not been done right (not often) they are corrected quickly. We have no complaints. The manager is lovely and she keeps a tight ship.
TJ, daughter of resident, September 2017, Lukestone Care Home in Kent, Maidstone.
The home is welcoming and staff are friendly and helpful. My grandmother is always treated with respect and dignity – when I leave I feel that I am leaving her in good hands. The staff have a hard job – I wouldn’t underestimate this. I cannot ask for more than they do. We are very lucky. Thank you.
TM, granddaughter of resident, August 2017, Lukestone Care Home in Kent, Maidstone.
My mum has been at Lukestone Care Centre for a couple of years now and I do not think I could have found a better place for her. The care given is outstanding. Although she is in the last stages of dementia she is still treated with the utmost dignity and care. She is treated as an individual, everyone knows her name, her likes, her dislikes and her needs. She is never unclean or sore, which considering she spends a long time in bed is excellent. All the staff work hard under an excellent management team.
GD, daughter of resident, August 2017, Lukestone Care Home in Kent, Maidstone.
In the two and a half years my relative has lived in Lukestone Care Centre she has been very well cared for. We have found the staff always to be respectful and helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend Lukestone Care Centre.
VG, relative of resident, August 2017, Lukestone Care Home in Kent, Maidstone.
My Nan Irene was a resident here, until 3rd March this year when she sadly passed away. The staff were brilliant with Nan right till the end. I was able to be with Nan in her last moments, and the staff were amazing. They were very understanding and one even broke down with us at the time. It was so comforting to know they also cared so much. Nan had a lovely room with all she needed. They even allowed us to bring Nan in her favourite meal, fish and chips. It’s little things that make a huge difference. Thank you for caring for Nan.
LP, granddaughter of resident, March 2017, Lukestone Care Home in Kent, Maidstone
My wife has been in three other care/nursing homes. Her room is very comfortable. The lounge is easily the best of the four care homes she has been in. Roomy, bright and comfortable. My wife is the only vegetarian resident, but her needs are fully met. The staff are mainly young but have so much patience and care for even the most troublesome resident. As in all business, the manager sets the standard and here it is very good.
RH, husband of resident, March 2017, Lukestone Care Home in Kent, Maidstone
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My mother seems settled and enjoys the friendly staff, likes her room and prefers quietness.
JB, son of resident, January 2017, Lukestone Care Home in Kent, Maidstone
Mum has been at Lukestone Care Centre for 10 months now. We are very happy with the care and support she has received from the excellent staff. All of her needs are being met and with any problems, no matter how small, the nurse in charge phones to the room to inform me and to discuss a way forward. I have no hesitation in recommending Lukestone Care Centre.
MH, son of resident, January 2017, Lukestone Care Home in Kent, Maidstone
Mum is happy in her room and gets on well with the staff.
PB, son of resident, January 2017, Lukestone Care Home in Kent, Maidstone
I find Lukestone to be very caring, they go that extra mile to be of great help to relatives. Keep them informed of any problems with relatives health and everyday things like eating. Encourage you to inform them of any problems you have with your relatives carers. My aunt has been there 18 months now and is really settled.
VG, niece of resident, June 2016, Lukestone Care Home in Kent, Maidstone
My husband entered Lukestone in December 2015 he had dementia. He was treated with dignity and respect from day one. He died last week. The care and nursing staff were wonderful. They allowed me to stay by providing me with a room to rest in and my food. I was there at the end. At this sad time they were there for both of us at all times.
AM, wife of resident, June 2016, Lukestone Care Home in Kent, Maidstone
“I have no problems with the standard of care, the staff, cleanliness or food etc in fact I get a phone call for every little change in my mother’s condition no matter how trivial. My concern is that with inflation running at near zero, the home increased its charges by 5% to the most vulnerable members of society in April this year.”
IW, relative of resident, August 2015, Lukestone Care Home in Kent, Maidstone
“The caring nature of all staff is so important for people with dementia, and this home is excellent. Although this is an older property, the decoration depicts the age the residents remember. Also the meals provided are meals they would remember from their childhood.”
JC, relative of resident, May 2015, Lukestone Care Home in Kent, Maidstone
“I would recommend this home to friend’s and family. My father has just passed away. I felt my father was comforted when he was mobile and in his last few days. The home always supported my family on our visits if the depression,aggression became stronger. My father was constantly happy whilst in the home and loved the staff that cared for him,as they claim he was never a hassle but a pleasure. The care provided was strong, supportive after care that made my family and I feel comforted regarding our family bereavement.”
SD, relative of resident, February 2015, Lukestone Care Home in Kent, Maidstone
“My Father was constantly happy whilst in the Home. I would recommend this Home to friends and family. My Father has just passed away. I felt my Father was comforted when he was mobile and in his last few days. The Home always supported my family on our visits if the depression, aggression became stronger. My Father was constantly happy whilst in the Home and loved the staff that cared for him, as they claim he was never a hassle but a pleasure. The Care provided was strong, and their supportive After Care has made my family and I feel comforted in our family bereavement.”
SD Family, February 2015, Luksetone Care Home in Maidstone
“They all do a brilliant job of looking after him.My Father has been a very difficult man to look after over the past 3 years. He has been sectioned twice under the mental health act, and has also been in a previous Home. He has been at Lukestone for 1.5 years now, and he seems very happy. They all do a brilliant job of looking after him considering his problems. Always clean and great care is taken of him. I think they all do a brilliant job there and would recommend this Home to other people. Well done Lukestone Nursing Home.”
SD Family, December 2014, Luksetone Care Home in Maidstone
“It’s a huge relief to know that Nana is well cared for. From my first visit to the Home I was made to feel welcome. All staff give me confidence that Nana is treated with dignity and respect. Staff are caring and facilities are good. They understand Dementia. It’s a huge relief to know that Nana is well cared for. Thank you.”
TM Family, December 2014, Luksetone Care Home in Maidstone
A message from the Manager
Hello, my name is Lynda Ellis 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.