Helping residents to feel independent and cared for is at the heart of everything we do at Kingsfield care home.
It’s important for residents that there’s always plenty to do – and to look forward to – so our activity co-ordinators have their work cut out! They plan each week’s activities around residents’ interests, from baking, gardening and crafts, to reminiscence sessions and performances from local theatre groups and a weekly visit from local schoolchildren. Our doors are always open to residents’ friends and family. They’re free to visit loved ones at any time – night or day.
We often like to get out and about, whether it’s a trip to the local park or café, or for lunch at the local pub. We’re very lucky to have such a lovely location: Kent is traditionally known as the ‘garden of England’ and all its beautiful scenery and stately homes are on our doorstep. From time to time, young people from the local secondary school come and visit us at Kingsfield to chat with the residents and swap stories.
Bringing the world to us
Although Kingsfield is relatively new (we opened in September 2009), we’re a very enthusiastic member of the Faversham community. Our staff organise all manner of fundraising events, including dress down days for staff, car washes and summer fetes.
We recently marked the first National Care Home Open Day by inviting local Morris dancers to dance for us. We also laid on stalls, food and face painting (for residents’ grandchildren). When one resident’s son recently received a knighthood, we arranged a special tea for her on the day to celebrate the occasion.
Every meal, or afternoon tea is a big occasion at Kingsfield. Our catering team prepares all our dishes from quality fresh and seasonal ingredients and likes to wow residents with a tasty afternoon treat. Our chef can often be found chatting to residents to find out how they’re doing and what they’re particularly enjoying on the menus.
Health and wellbeing
We are regularly visited by a range of healthcare professionals, from GPs, physiotherapists and audiologists to opticians and chiropodists. Wellbeing is an important aspect of life here too, and a hairdresser and aromatherapist come and see us to help residents to look and feel their best.