Kippington care home
Nursing Home in Sevenoaks
0808 223 5517
Kippington House has been providing residential and nursing care of the highest standard to the surrounding area of Sevenoaks for nearly 60 years. This beautiful Victorian building was first converted into a care home in the early 1950s and provides excellent nursing care.
Why choose Kippington?
The current building dates from 1874 and was a grand family residence formerly known as Kippington Grange. The building’s predecessor was steeped in history, reputedly playing host to Jane Austen in the early 19th century and Thomas Farnaby, scholar and follower of Sir Francis Drake in the 17th century.
Our commitment to care
Kippington has an outstanding team of highly skilled and passionate support staff. Its manager has a qualified nursing background and leads the professional care team in providing the highest standards of tailored care.
Kippington offers a full range of nursing care support, including trial stays, short-stay breaks and convalescent care. It works to the nationally accredited Gold Standard Framework in palliative care, ensuring the very highest standard of care during a person’s last days. This enables individuals to remain in their care home setting rather than having to relocate to hospital or a hospice.
The home is fully registered with the Care Quality Commission and has ISO9001/2000 and Hospitality Assured accreditation and is widely acknowledged as one of the leading care homes in the area.
How we ensure the wellbeing of our residents
At Kippington we adopt a best-practice approach as outlined by Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre, which is renowned as the world leader in this field. It ensures that residents are able to move freely around the home, with bedrooms and communal areas appropriately laid out and clearly signposted.
Daily life in the home
Check out our latest news and events to see how our passionate and dedicated staff consistently help the older people in our care.
The home operates an open visiting policy, where friends and family may visit at convenient times. For full details on how to find us, please click the ‘Location’ tab at the top of the page.
The local area
Sevenoaks in west Kent, is known for historic stately homes, beautiful gardens, archaeological sites and picturesque towns. Kent of course is well known as ‘the garden of England’, a title it has earned through its wealth of beautiful vineyards, meadows and organic markets. As the home of Canterbury Cathedral, Penshurst Place, Hever Castle, Chartwell, the High Weald and the rolling North Downs, it is has something for everyone.
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Call us now on 01732 451 829 to discover more about Kippington House.
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Life in a Caring Home is viewed as a continuum of life – an opportunity to gain new experiences and learn new things – whilst maintaining your existing hobbies and interests.
At every Caring Home, there is a dedicated activities co-ordinator who is on hand to support residents in learning new hobbies and maintaining existing ones.
An activities programme is developed by the activities co-ordinators who work in conjunction with the clinical team in reviewing each individuals occupational interests and tailoring an activities programme that addresses them.
For further information about activities please visit our “living with us” section.
- Cancer Care
- Colitis & Crohn's Disease
- Huntington's Disease
- Motor Neurone Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Palliative Care
- Parkinson's Disease
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I have found that my mother has been treated with respect, care and dignity. All the staff including agency staff when used are kind, thoughtful and caring especially with mum's end of life, care is paramount importance to mum, myself and the home itself.- Ray S Son of Resident/Service User
I found this homes care for the elderly very good. All staff treating my mother in law are very caring towards her. They treat her with love and dignity, I could not ask for any better.- Carol Ann Saunders Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User
A friendly caring and well run nursing/care home.- Corinne H Daughter of Resident/Service User
My mother spent the last 8 weeks of her life at Kippington. I feel that I could not have found anywhere better for the care, consideration and compassion shown to my mother and visiting family.The home is situated in a peaceful part of Sevenoaks, is well maintained and access is straightforward with key code entry. I would not hesitate in recommending this home.
Review relates to January 2015... carehomes.co.uk - Brian Bassett Son of Resident/Service User
My mum suffered a major stroke in Sept. 2014, leaving her unable to speak, swallow of move her right side. After eight weeks in hospital, we arranged for her to move to Kippington which seemed to be the best choice of homes we looked at.Mum moved to Kippington in Nov 2014 and passed away in Jan 2015. Mum's condition meant she needed a lot of attention incl. feeding via a peg. The standard of care and love shown to mum were superb, and we will be forever grateful to the staff and manager... carehomes.co.uk - Keith B Son of Resident/Service User
My mother spent the final 8 weeks of her life at Kippington, following a severe stroke and a long hospital stay. She was totally bedridden and did not eat solid food or use any facilities. The care she received from the carers, nurses and management was totally first rate. I do not think my mother could have had better treatment and care. The staff were always willing to discuss and explain anything of concern, The building is old but clean and nicely decorated and thus has plenty of character... carehomes.co.uk - Leslie B Son of Resident/Service User
My father in law is very happy here. He is well looked after by friendly, helpful staff.
Review relates to December 2014.- Penny K Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User
Mum has not been a resident for long, the nursing staff has shown itself to be first class. When there is a medical need they act quickly to solve mum's problem. I am very satisfied with the care given.
Review relates to December 2014.- Sharon P Daughter of Resident/Service User
Yvonne very helpful and considerate.
Review relates to November 2014.- Suzanne Nolan Daughter of Resident/Service User
The time spent and courtesy provided by Yvonne was first class. She is very helpful and considerate.- Clive Nolan Son-in-law of Resident/Service User
I viewed 13 homes and I am pleased I choose this one. I visit a lot and all staff are very good to my mother and nice to me. Her room is small but she spends her time downstairs. The dining room is clean and bright the food is excellent and I can eat with her for £5 a meal. Over all a nice home. My mother is 97.
Review relates to November 2014.- Janet Ellis Daughter of Resident/Service User
Everyone worries when the time comes for a relative to go into a nursing home but the kindness and professionalism of every single member of staff really helps to put your mind at rest. The rooms are all a good size and the communal spaces are bright and happy places to be. I cannot imagine my father being anywhere else.- Annie T Daughter of Resident/Service User
I visit a resident here occasionally and had a conversation with her and a friend before filling in this form. My impressions when I visit are good. I see a clean and well run home with helpful staff, and my friend is receiving good care, and is very happy here.- Janet G Friend of Resident/Service User
Caring and helpful.- Ian Lane Friend of Resident/Service User
Everything is done for you. If you're in trouble they help you out. What else could you wish for? This is my home.- George R Resident / Service User
I like it. It's one of those places you take to. I recommended it to my friend and she's hoping to come here.- Elsie N Resident / Service User
My sisters are well looked after. Staff are friendly and kind. I can always see someone in higher authority if I ask for an appointment.- B. Strudwick Sister of Resident/Service User
Yes I would recommend Kippington.- Susan B Daughter of Resident/Service User
The staff at Kippington really are very kind and caring and nothing is ever too much trouble. Very friendly and welcoming. I would fully recommend this nursing home to anyone needing this service. First class.- Sherry Griffin Daughter of Resident/Service User
There always seems to be a happy positive atmosphere in the home. Residents have a choice to join in different activities that are organised. There seems to be a good food choice and attention to detail with flowers on the dinning tables and fruit in the fruit bowls, help make it welcoming and homely. The two resident cats are also entertaining! Staff all seem to be doing a good job and always have a smile... carehomes.co.uk - Debra W Daughter of Resident/Service User
The care part should be underlined because it's more important here than anything else.- Barbara Robbins Resident / Service User
I would recommend Kippington because of the staff. The are wonderful.- Hilda N Resident / Service User
I would recommend because I liked the look of the place as soon as I came, the staff were so friendly and always have been. A very good service.- Norman S Resident / Service User
Mother has settled in well and is happy with her room and the facilities available within the nursing home. The staff of all ranges (nursing, caring and domestic) are all very attentive and create a most acceptable and pleasing environment. Various activities and entertainment are arranged for the residents which they get involved in. I have no hesitation in recommending Kippington Nursing Home, who look after my mother to a high standard... carehomes.co.uk - Derek N Son of Resident/Service User
It was a big thing for Dad to go into a nursing home. As a family we wanted him to be local to where our mother lives. When a place became available at Kippington, we were only too pleased to take that place as Dad had been there for respite on a few occasions. On the respite, he was always very happy and was made to feel part of the Kippington family. Since being a permanent resident, we can only praise all the staff for their care and attention to Dad... carehomes.co.uk - Jo Martin Daughter of Resident/Service User
It was a difficult time for my mother who is only 64 years young. On our first visit to Kippington as a family we were all surprised and impressed. The staff were all approachable and friendly. There were no nasty smells, everything was clean and attention to detail like flowers in the dining room and fresh fruit and a couple of resident's cats made it all feel like home. The food and choice is all very good... carehomes.co.uk - Debra W Daughter of Resident/Service User
The staff are amazing. They show nice care for my mum all the time. The nurses always ring me with any concerns over my mum. The friendliness of the home is a great help to my mum and our family.- Sarah A Daughter of Resident/Service User