About our dementia-friendly homes: Kesson House Care Centre
|Kesson House Care Centre in Northfleet, Kent, specialises in providing dementia-friendly care and support for people with all stages of dementia – from early onset to the later stages – and dementia-related diseases.
The personalised care we provide not only reflects the unique physical and emotional support needs of each person we support but also their own preferences, interests and choices about the way they live their life.
At Kesson House Care Centre, we respect the right of every resident affected by dementia to shape the pattern of their daily life, by deciding on the routine, activities and pace that best suits their individual preferences. In this way, residents are able to enjoy maximum quality of life and independence.
Wherever possible, we involve our dementia clients in drawing up their personal care plan and we also consult family members where appropriate. Residents are able to continue to see their own GP where practical or register with our own GP, who visits the home regularly and on request. We can also arrange visits to other health professionals, such as an optician, dentist or physiotherapist, as required.
Good food adds interest and enjoyment to everyone’s life while a balanced diet plays an important part in maintaining someone’s overall health and well-being. We provide meals that are both tasty and nutritious and can cater for special diets, including cultural and faith-based diets. We will also involve our chef, dietician, the resident and family members to ensure nutritional needs and personal preferences are met.
Inside Kesson House Care Centre
Kesson House Care Centre provides accommodation for 38 residents, located over two floors in our main house and a separate annexe.
All areas have their own bathing and toilet facilities, clinic, lounges with dining areas and nursing station and rooms are based around distinctive coloured corridors.
A sensory garden extends our dementia care vision and further helps our residents with memory loss to live a more active and stimulating lifestyle, a recognised approach to combating the effects of declining cognitive ability.