The team at Kippingtons nursing home, in Sevenoaks, have been praised in the home’s latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection report for their helpful, dignified and considerate care.
Kippingtons, in west Kent, provides residential and nursing care of
the very highest standard for up to 51 elderly residents. The home has been rated ‘Good’ overall
following an inspection which took place in January. It is the second
consecutive inspection where the home has been rated as ‘Good’.
Residents are very positive about the care
they receive. Talking with inspectors one said, “The staff are very helpful and
considerate in their manner.” A relative added, “I find the staff to be
welcoming while being professional at the same time.”
Residents told the inspectors they feel safe
at Kippingtons. One stating, “The staff here are fine with me and I feel
relaxed in their company. A relative remarked, “The staff are very dedicated
and caring, not just the carers but the manager as well.”
Residents and their relatives are confident
that nurses and the care team know what they are doing and have their best
interests at heart. A relative said, “I have every confidence in the staffs’
abilities. The effort that they put in is above expectations.”
Residents also told the inspectors that the
care team provide them with all the practical assistance they need. A relative
said, “The nurses and care staff are very willing, and they want to give people
the help they need to make this place a home from home.”
Nurses and care staff know how to care for
people in the right way. This includes helping people to safely manage health
care conditions. It also includes helping people who are living with dementia
if they become distressed, so they do not place themselves or others around
them at risk of harm. Residents privacy, dignity and independence are respected
Inspectors observed a lot of positive
conversations that promotes people’s wellbeing. Nurses and care staff were seen
to be considerate and recognised that people benefitted from being supported to
personalise their home. Every resident has been encouraged to decorate their
bedroom with pictures and ornaments which they have chosen.
The inspection team observed that risks to people’s
safety had been assessed, monitored and managed, so they were supported to stay
safe while their freedom was respected. During the inspection enough staff were
on duty to enable people to promptly receive all the care they needed.
Home Manager, Edwin Cabagui said, “At Caring Homes we want to ensure that our home is just that – a caring home. Here at Kippingtons we are all delighted at the praise we have received from the CQC inspectors following our latest inspection and that we have achieved a ‘Good’ overall rating.”
People consider the home to be well run. One of them said, “It’s
pretty ship-shape here and things are well run. Relatives were also
complimentary with inspectors remarking, “Everything I have witnessed is a yes,
a big yes.”
To find out about life at Kippingtons inspectors spoke with 12
residents and six relatives as well as a nurse, three care workers, the chef,
maintenance manager, a housekeeper and the home administrator, manager and
In addition, documents were examined including records relating to health and safety, the management of medicines and training programmes.
Kippingtons is a beautiful nursing home in Sevenoaks, providing residential and nursing care for up to 51 elderly people.
If you would like to find out more about life at Kippingtons Nursing Home and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5517 or email manager.kippington@caringHomes.org.