Kippington

Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 2PG

Edwin Cabagui

Care Home Manager

At Kippington care home in Sevenoaks we have been providing residential and nursing care of the highest standard for nearly 60 years. We are currently able to offer residential & nursing care for up to 51 elderly people.

  • Professional nursing care
  • Dedicated and friendly Care Team
  • Excellent reputation for care
  • Personally tailored care plans

Our commitment to care

Our outstanding and passionate Care Team at Kippington are committed to providing the highest standards of care. We offer a full range of nursing care support – including trial stays, short-stay breaks and convalescent care.

We work to the nationally accredited Gold Standard Framework in palliative care at Kippington, ensuring the very highest standard of care during a person’s last days. This enables residents to remain in their care home, rather than having to relocate to a hospital or a hospice at such a difficult time.

Visiting us

We operate an open visiting policy at Kippington, where friends and family may visit at the times that are most convenient for them.

Accreditation

Our home is fully registered with the Care Quality Commission, with both ISO9001/2000 and Hospitality Assured accreditation, and is widely acknowledged as one of the leading care homes in the area.

Historical note

Our beautiful Victorian building was first converted into a care home in the early 1950s and provides excellent nursing care today. The current building dates back to 1874 and was a grand family residence, formerly known as Kippington Grange. The property’s predecessor was steeped in history, reputedly playing host to Jane Austen in the early 19th century and Thomas Farnaby – a scholar and follower of Sir Francis Drake in the 17th century.

The local area

Sevenoaks in west Kent, is known for historic stately homes with beautiful gardens, archaeological sites and picturesque towns. Kent is well known as ‘the Garden of England’ – a title earned through its wealth of beautiful vineyards, meadows and organic markets. Kent is the home of Canterbury Cathedral, Penshurst Place, both Hever Castle and Dover Castle, Chartwell, the High Weald and the rolling North Downs.

Care Facilities

An investigative assessment is carried out prior to residents joining our centre. This concentrates on health and home circumstances, so we can best assess every resident's individual needs.
To promote optimum health in our residents, a personalised nutrition plan is created for each individual, with specific dietary needs taken into account.
We offer reminiscence therapy to give residents an opportunity to recall and share happy memories. This is an enjoyable social activity, which can increase confidence and self esteem.
Our local, assigned GP is able to visit our site to treat and advise any of our residents.
A visiting occupational therapist ensures each resident's particular needs are met in our facility.
Residents can enjoy peace of mind, thanks to our retained, registered general nurse who provides comfort and professional advice to residents.
The regular team of visiting nurses are able to provide guidance, support and treatment to our residents.
Residents can relax in our tidy and clean environment, without lifting a finger, thanks to our dedicated daily cleaning service team.
Our laundry is handled in-house, meaning residents do not have the hassle of washing and drying clothing and linen themselves.
Trained dementia care staff are on hand to support our residents and ensure their time with us is spent safely and positively.
We use a friendly registered mental health nurse, who residents are familiar with and trust.
We are proud to hold Hospitality Assured Accreditation, which demonstrates our commitment to outstanding service and resident care.
Our excellence in performance and efficiency is recognised through our ISO 9001 Accreditation.
Our dedicated Internal Quality Assurance Team ensure our accreditations are maintained and these high standards are reflected across the facility.
Once we have reviewed the results of the pre-admission assessment, Individual Care Plans are carefully created and a detailed approach to every resident's care is formulised.
Telephone and face to face advice is available to any resident with bladder or bowel concerns. Patients do not need to be incontinent to receive this information.
Our specialist group of activities co-ordinators make sure there are a range of mental, physical and social activities for our residents to participate in and enjoy.

Room Facilities

Residents can use en-suite facilities with added peace of mind with an emergency call point.
We provide step-free, non-slip showers, which are safe and convenient for our residents.
For sanitary reasons and convenience, residents are provided with their own personal basin.
An en-suite WC and basin is provided for the convenience of our residents.
Private bathroom and shower facilities are offered to all residents, so they don't have the inconvenience of sharing, or waiting to use the washroom.
Our fully-fitted and generously sized bathrooms ensure all residents have easy access to a toilet and washing facilities.
Our bathrooms are fitted with automatic lights, which are serviced on a regular basis.
To aid the flow of traffic in our home and make moving from space to space easier, free swing doors have been fitted along corridors.
For added safety and peace of mind, secure grab rails have been fitted in washrooms.
Electronically operated, homely and safe nursing beds are provided for the comfort of our residents.
Individual balconies provide an elevated, spectacular view of our garden areas and allow residents to enjoy the garden from their own bedroom.
Residents and guests can enjoy peace of mind in the sanctuary of our secure patio area.
Residents are able to enjoy all their favourite television shows and films, thanks to our modern television sets.
Clean, well-maintained furniture can be provided for residents to enjoy their own fully-furnished bedroom without the hassle of sourcing and moving in appropriate furniture.
Residents are welcome to bring their own furniture to personalise their space and create their own homely environment.
Special sensors indicate when doors are opened or when movement is detected in the room. These alarms help reduce risk to vulnerable residents.
Window limiters ensure residents are safe and secure at all times, whilst still allowing fresh air into the rooms.
Padded headboards aid residents who want to sit up in bed, read and relax in comfort.
Residents can relax and sleep easy, knowing their rooms are fitted with reliable, professionally-fitted locks. These recommended locks are safe and appropriate for our residents.
To reduce anxiety and support patients' independent living skills, we have installed toilets which are visible from the bed.
Classic fixtures and fittings, such as traditional taps, bath plugs and light switches have been introduced to the facility to help reduce confusion.
Only non-toxic, thornless flowers and shrubs have been planted in our gardens. This reduces the risk of residents harming themselves.
Solid, easy grip door handles are provided to aid residents' navigation around their bedroom and the rest of the facility.
If necessary, our mirrors are easy to cover up. This can help reduce anxiety for our residents.

Indoor Facilities

Our simple to use nurse call system allows residents access to a qualified nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our friendly receptionist is on hand to answer any queries throughout the working week.
Visitors have access to their own, fully serviced toilet facilities.
Every bathroom has been designed to make it easier to use for our residents' specific needs.
Residents can enjoy the luxury of a warm shower in their own safe, assisted shower room.
Our well stocked library offers a range of fiction and non-fiction titles for our residents to enjoy.
A modern, spacious and regularly serviced lift is available for use to all residents and visitors.
Our dedicated bariatric room features specialist hosts, bedframes, toilets and mattresses to cater for bariatric needs.
Friendly, fully qualified nurses are on-hand throughout the day and night to assist with our residents' needs.
A special quiet lounge is available for guests and visitors to relax and unwind in, free from the distractions of televisions, radios or loud conversations.
A room where all our residents can keep up to date with their favourite soaps and take pleasure in watching shows and films with their friends.
A bright and airy conservatory is the perfect environment for residents to enjoy views of the garden.
Residents can relax with a book and a cool drink on our outdoor terrace, complete with comfortable furniture.
Light, airy and temperature controlled dining rooms make the perfect environment for our residents to enjoy their meals.
Residents have the option of eating meals in their own room, thanks to our popular and reliable room service.
Having the option of making your own cup of tea in a self serve kitchenette is a simple, but important choice we are proud to offer our residents.
Our popular themed food events are a great talking point amongst our residents and add a touch of fun and variety to mealtimes.
A packed schedule of games, activities and trips means there is a social event to suit every resident's taste.
Residents are able to take pleasure in a range of entertainment options, including singers and dance troupes, from the various types of visiting entertainment.
We offer a wide range of external trips, to the seaside, shopping centres, National Trust sites and other local areas of interest.
We help residents create memory boxes, filled with items such as photographs or tickets, to help stimulate happy memories from the past.
Convenient handrails have been fitted around our centre to aid mobility.
Gently sloped floors and wide access routes make our centre wholly wheelchair accessible.
Safe, modern hoists are used by our trained staff to make activities such as getting into bed easy and comfortable for residents.
Cats and dogs are welcome in our centre, providing friendship and a special kind of therapy to our residents.
Our fire alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and sprinkler systems are serviced bi-annually by an external provider to ensure they are fully functioning and safe.
Our themed reminiscence lounge encourages residents to recall fond memories of times gone by.
No dead ends – interest is created in the area to help avoid confusion and distress
Our experienced and trained head chef creates a huge choice of meals to suit every palate.
Our in-house laundry team ensure every resident's laundry needs are catered for, so they don't have to worry about washing clothing or bedding.
Wonky shelves, dripping taps and a host of other odd jobs can be fixed quickly and efficiently by our friendly in-house handyman.
Residents can always experience bright, airy rooms and an unobstructed view of the outside world, thanks to our visiting window cleaners.
Our gardens, patios, paths and parking areas are kept clean and weather-ready by our visiting landscape gardening team.
Our well-loved visiting library service allows residents to enjoy all manner of reading and audio books, free of charge.
Residents are able to worship and practise their own religion in our facility, with the support of our visiting multi-faith clergy.
Gentle, relaxing ambient music helps maintain a calm and welcoming environment for our residents.
An independent care fee planning advisory service is available to all residents, providing unbiased information and guidance.
Independent living is supported in our facility and our in-house shop caters for all our residents' needs, offering snacks, magazines and toiletries.

Outdoor Facilities

We offer a safe place for friends and family to park their car whilst visiting loved ones.
Our relaxing green spaces mean there is always somewhere to go for residents looking for peace or wanting some light exercise.
Our beautifully designed landscaped garden houses a range of plants, trees and shrubs, providing scenic surroundings for all our residents.
We are conveniently located near a bus stop, offering easy access for visitors and residents using the local transport facilities.
A local train station means we are conveniently located for friends and family travelling by railway.
Our listed building is full of grandeur and steeped in history, providing a beautiful, traditional home for our residents.
The smooth contours and fresh, electric feel of an urban environment make this a place full of energy and life.
A regular and comfortable minibus service is offered to residents wanting to explore local towns and visitor centres.
Residents can enjoy the tranquillity and peace of our extensive gardens, which are fully secure and regularly risk assessed.
Friends and family are able to visit loved ones at any time they choose. We offer 100% visiting time flexibility.

Manager's Profile

As the manager of Kippington Nursing Home I believe that our residents should be treated with the highest quality of care possible and endeavour to ensure that my team and I always maintain this.

I lead by example and involve myself in day to day life of the home as well as making Kippington a happy and enjoyable place in which to live and work.

My background is in nursing where I have experience in numerous clinical areas from emergency services and occupational health to elderly care for nursing and dementia. This coupled with my management knowledge of training and developing team members to achieve their best means that together we make a difference to the lives of each of the residents.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and singing. I would really like to bring music into the home and sing with the residents; it is great for reminiscing and the soul. Kent truly is the garden of England, and I feel very lucky to live here. Sevenoaks is such a lovely place, the parks and forest nearby are picture perfect.

Edwin Cabagui

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Our Address

Grange Road
Oak Lane
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 2PG

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