Welcome to Withens Nursing Home, in Kent

Situated in a pleasant rural location in a beautiful character building, Withens Nursing Home has been carefully designed to support our residents to live happy, fulfilled and comfortable lives.

Our team cares for our residents with the same kindness and warmth shown to members of their own family. Working closely together, they provide nursing care and end of life care.

Located over two floors, our home includes a light and airy lounge and dining room, as well as a beautiful conservatory overlooking the gardens, spacious bedrooms, and a variety of communal spaces such as a quiet room and hair salon.

Our landscaped gardens are wheelchair accessible and designed to be a welcoming place for people to relax on one of the patios complete with outdoor furniture, or to enjoy a spot of light gardening.

We will be able to give a cost to the level of care required once we have completed a pre-admission assessment

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Facilities

Care and support +

  • Nursing care
  • End of life care
  • All staff DBS checked
  • Personalised care plans

In bedroom +

  • En-suites
  • Television/telephone points
  • Profile beds
  • Fully furnished

In home +

  • Separate lounge/diners
  • Conservatory
  • Hair salon
  • Assisted bathrooms

Outside home +

  • Outdoor patio
  • Near public transport links
  • Car parking
  • Landscaped gardens

Meet the Manager

Lee Cunningham is the Registered Manager at Withens Nursing Home

A Registered Nurse for over 2 years, I qualified as a Registered Nurse at Medway Maritime Hospital in Chatham. I started my career in the NHS in, orthopaedics moving on to Theatres and recovery as a recovery Nurse.

In March 2020, I transitioned back into Care Homes as a registered nurse as I have a passion for Dementia care and end of life care, leading into a clinical lead role at Maidstone Care Centre and now undertaking a registered manager role within RCH for Withens Nursing Home

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Activities & events

Supporting our residents to enjoy every day living at Withens Nursing Home is a key focus for our dedicated team.

By getting to know each person, we are able to tailor our activities and events to their likes and dislikes as well as activities they may like to try.

No two days are the same here and, alongside our usual daily hobby-based activities, we also like to host events which are a little out of the ordinary.

In addition to keeping fit with chair-based exercises, there are floor games such as skittles and balloon tennis, quizzes, movie afternoons, and art therapy. We also take great pleasure in welcoming entertainers and groups to our home.

Our residents also love relaxing with hand and foot massages and, for those individuals who are nursed in bed, having one-to-one activities with our team. We also look forward to getting dressed up for our themed days throughout the year — complete with themed menus and decorations!

To find out more about our overall approach to activities please click here.

Dementia-friendly activities

Our team takes a considered approach to dementia-friendly activities and meaningful engagement — supporting our residents who live with dementia to still experience happiness, comfort and contentment.

With an in-depth knowledge of people’s life histories, we are able to encourage positive reminiscence and create a safe and supportive environment where people feel comfortable taking part in both familiar and new activities, trips and events.

For more information about our approach to dementia care please click here.

Food & nutrition

We are proud of the high quality of our meals here at Withens that are carefully designed to be enjoyable whilst providing balanced nutrition to our residents.

They are lovingly cooked and prepared by our in-house catering team and follow the seasons.

Regularly rotating menus ensure we always have meals which cater to our residents’ likes and dislikes, including those who require modified or specialist diets.

To create a welcoming and pleasant atmosphere for our residents to enjoy their mealtimes, our tables are lovingly laid with crisp table linen, menus showing what’s on offer, and cutlery and dinnerware that supports their independence.

For more information about our food, nutrition and mealtime experience or to view a sample menu, please click here.

Find us

Hook Green Road Southfleet Gravesend Kent DA13 9NQ

Directions
Our home can be found along the rural Hook Green Road, in-between Rectory Meadow and Sedley.

Transport links
1.4 miles – A2
2.0 miles – Longfield High Street with good bus links
2.0 miles – Longfield Railway Station

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