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The Old Downs Dementia Residential Care Home

★★★☆Good

Location and contact details

Castle Hill, Hartley, Dartford, DA3 7BH
www.nellsar.comthe.old.downs@nellsar.com01474702146

The Old Downs Residential Care Centre is a beautiful period building originating in the 1800's. The Home offers outstanding residential care to elderly people with a diagnosis of Dementia. While the Home boasts modern amenities, it retains many of its original features and characters.

The Home offers a stimulating yet calming environment to match the needs of the residents. There are individual rooms for all residents, some with en-suite facilities. Other amenities include one dining room, a large conservatory area with additional dining facilities, three lounges on the ground level, two lounges on the first floor, an onsite Hair Salon, a secure coffee terrace and beautiful, secure gardens.

The Old Downs is staffed by a dedicated and highly skilled team of carers. Activities staff also work hard to ensure there is something for everyone and all are invited to join in. Residents also enjoy celebrating special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. Regardless of capability, they offer something for everyone – even if it’s just a chat and holding hands – the focus is on interaction at all levels.

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Registration summary

Managers: Caroline Cheeseman
Registration Date: 18 January 2011
Last CQC inspection: 8 August 2017
Local Authority: Kent
Specialist care categories: Caring for adults over 65 yrs • Dementia
Number of beds: 41

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CQC Rating for The Old Downs Dementia Residential Care Home

Where this care home can improve
Overall
★★★☆Good
Safe
★★★☆Good
Effective
★★★☆Good
Caring
★★★☆Good
Responsive
★★★☆Good
Well-led
★★★☆Good

Ratings are provided by Care Quality Commission (CQC) and reflects the most recent report for this care home, which was published on 16 September 2017.

See CQC's page explaining ratings for more details about ratings and inspection practices of care homes in England.

Services offered at The Old Downs Dementia Residential Care Home

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Residential - Your Room

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Residential - health and lifestyle

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