Our staff are carefully selected and offer the highest standards of care.
Our staff are chosen not just for their friendliness, conscientiousness and reliability but also their sensitivity when dealing with the needs of the elderly. All staff are carefully screened and checked thoroughly to ensure that they fulfil the statutory requirements for working in care.
All our staff complete regular training and are encouraged to develop their skills beyond the essential standards required by both the government and CQC. The majority of our staff have either a Level 2 or 3 in care.
At The Chestnuts, we have staff on duty to provide care 24 hours a day. Our manager is supported by 3 senior carers who in turn work closely with the care staff to ensure that the care provided is given in an holistic personal way.
Visiting Health Professionals
For medical care, The Chestnuts is supported by the GPs from Meopham Medical Centre. The community nurses provide any nursing care required. We are also visited regularly by a chiropodist and optician.
Other Services Available
Our hairdresser visits every Wednesday but you are welcome to invite a hairdresser of your own. We are frequently visited by the local clergy who take communion as well as other members from the church for bible studies.
Activities & Outings
We have an Activities Co-ordinator who works from Monday to Friday from 9am until 4pm. She is responsible for the full activities programme within the Home. A monthly newsletter is published to keep residents and relatives up to date with events within the Home.
Regular activities available include:
- Chair based exercise classes
- Music and Movement
- Arts and crafts
- Sing a longs
- Board Games
Our outings include:
- Trips to the seaside
- Pub lunches
- Visits to garden centres
- Shopping excursions
- Countryside drives and afternoon tea
- We also have regular visits from outside entertainers, these include singers, theatre groups and animal therapists