I usually wait for a long time when I press the button, this is possibly due to the carers not given sufficient time per resident and due to insufficient staffing. I cannot comment on the activities as I do not participate due to my loss of sight and hearing difficulties. With reference to the food many dishes are not suitable for my age group 95 and are usually cold. The carers are very good and treat me well.
How likely would you be to recommend Kippington? Likely
Review relates to November 2015
My father has been a resident at Kippington for two years. He was very poorly when he arrived, but the care and medical attention he has received means he has thrived and enjoys his life at Kippington. All the staff are very caring and engage with all the residents. Meal times are excellent. Staff always address our concerns or worries and strive to resolve them. They communicate and share information effectively. Kippington meets all our expectations.
How likely would you be to recommend Kippington? Extremely Likely
Review relates to July 2016
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.