Home page for a care home

Hello and welcome to this home page

Home page for a care home, isn’t meant to be a play on words! Fairlawn is a residential/dementia care home in Maidstone. If you are looking at websites for a care home, you will by now understand the difference between residential homes, nursing homes and an EMI home. We started here in September just after the summer of 1999.

On the other hand, call me and I will go over it for you.

First of all

Lets start by saying that finding suitable care accommodation for yourself, or your relative, is never going to be easy. Take a long deep breath and start slowly. Put the kettle on, or open a bottle of wine! Get the brochure from Social Services, or the hospital team who want to move your relative out of the hospital.

An excerpt from our latest Inspection Report:

People who lived in the home understood the care and treatment choices available to them. We spoke with three people who lived in the home and one said, “I am very comfortable here. The staff look after us well. We are probably not an easy lot to deal with because we get frustrated about what we cannot do any longer, like going for a nice long walk.” This person went on to say, “They respect you as a person here and make you as comfortable as possible. It is a nice setting and I have a good view and I can watch the squirrels in the garden from my window.”

In conclusion

Let agree that this isn’t going to be easy, but with our help it can be easier than you think. Because you are looking, there is a need. Its probably best to talk over that need with an expert in the field. Come and meet us as soon as you can so that we can resolve any current issues. At least then you will have some answers to work with.

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We provide the following services:

– Activities five days per week

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Respite care or permanent residency

– Hairdressing visits every Wednesday afternoon

– Chiropody visits every six weeks

– A four weekly rotation of menus, with at least two options every day and different menus for the summer and winter months. We have recently received a five star rating from the Food Standards Agency for hygiene.

– At least one outside entertainment act booked each month

– Motivation classes every four weeks

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We would be happy to show you around the home at any time, although meal times are quite busy so if you could avoid them it would be very kind. Try to look at as many care homes as possible. Not just the ones with vacancies at the time.

Ask for a cup of tea, sit down and watch what happens while you drink your tea.

Nothing feels more like home than a nice cup of tea

 

Look forward to seeing you.

Nicole Kelly, Registered Manager
Owners Ms Mary Lawrence & Mr Michael Lawrence