Welcome to Beechcare Care Home
You'll find Beechcare Care Home in the village of Darenth, close to the town of Dartford, Kent.
Here we provide permanent care and short-term respite care for those with nursing needs, around the clock. Maintaining the dignity and individuality of each person living here is a top priority.
A GP visits the home twice a week to ensure everyone's medical needs are well managed, and we have a very close working relationship with dieticians, speech and language therapists and other health-care professionals.
Our home is situated in extensive, mature landscaped grounds in a rural setting. We have secluded, small garden areas where people can enjoy the countryside views, watch the foxes, squirrels and rabbits, and listen to birdsong. Our large patio and summer house is used for lovely garden events.
Inside, we have light and spacious lounges where residents can listen to music or watch TV. And there are small quiet lounges for those who want to read or sit quietly with family or friends.
All of our bedrooms are singles with en-suite toilets and showers and great safety features. We love residents to personalise their rooms to make them more familiar and homely.
Life at Beechcare Care Home
Our dedicated activities coordinators support residents in various pastimes and diversions.
There are plenty of group activities, including visiting entertainers, music for health mornings, quizzes and handcrafts. And we arrange trips, including to the theatre, shops, and local places of interest.
We also offer one-to-one sessions for those who have medical issues that stop them leaving their rooms. This may involve reading to them, helping with an individual activity they enjoy, or just sharing a cup of tea and a chat.
Meals are planned by our experienced chef manager, to offer a well balanced and nutritious menu with plenty of variety. Residents have the option to take all or some of their meals in our bright and airy dining room or to have them served in their rooms.
I am so glad we found this nursing home. The staff are friendly and helpful and most importantly do a brilliant job of looking after my nan. We can sleep easily at night knowing she is being cared for.
I visit my wife 3 times a week. She loves the home and the staff. I have my lunch with my wife. The staff are wonderful. They are all so caring.
I would recommend Beechcare Home to anyone! The staff and management here are all brilliant and very attentive to the residents. After previous care homes have been awful it is excellent to finally have my nan in a great care home. Facilities, cleanliness, staff, management and overall standards are brilliant.
After finding the care home. I thought would be suitable for my father. I was extremely pleased I made the right choice. Staff are friendly and helpful and is run in an excellent manner!
Good care is taken of my mother-in-law.
When my nan moved in it was like home form home, all the staff are so friendly and really go the extra mile. They are kind and nothing is ever too much. The staff really helped my nan to feel at home. The food is lovely and I have eaten with my nan.
As my sister has only been at the home for a few weeks i am unable to assess everything. From what I have seen so far the staff are very helpful and pleasant and whenever my sister or I have asked them to do something they have carried it out efficiently and with a smile. The manager and deputy manager have answered my queries and have taken time to explain everything in great detail whenever I have had any questions. My sister has said that she is very happy at the home.
Mother has been here since January 2015, most of the staff are lovely and caring especially the manager. I have no regrets having mother in here and feel very lucky to have a place here. I would recommend Beechcare to anyone as it is a happy place to be.
Mum is very happy there.
From the minute you arrive at Beechcare you feel calm and relaxed, as it is set in gorgeous countryside. It is so clean, fresh and beautifully decorated. I love the old time memorabilia dotted around. The kitchen is always open for tea, coffee etc, so when visiting my mum I always make us both a cuppa! The staff are always polite and friendly, they can't wait to tell us what mums been up to. All facilities here are outstanding, I always enjoy my visits and when I leave, I know I am comforted, that my mum is well looked after and that means the world to me.
Types of care
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Beechcare Care Home whether they...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Beechcare Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different needs,...
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Beechcare Care Home in Darenth. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All ensuite
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Summer house
- Flat screen TV in lounge
21 Mar 2017
Four Seasons Health Care were well represented at the finals of the British Journal of Nursing Awards earlier this month with four colleagues flying the flag for the organisation.
Gary Cousins was a runner up in the Infection Control and Prevention Nurse category, Colin Sheeran was a runner up in the Mental Health Nurse of the Year category and Joanne Strain was a runner up in the British Nurse of the Year category.
However, further plaudits need to be given to Alana Irvine who was crowned the Nutritional Nurse of the Year, after being nominated by colleagues for her continued commitment to residents’ nutrition.
Alana has been part of the driving force behind Four Seasons nutrition innovations to meet the varying needs of the people in our care. We are able to monitor residents’ nutritional needs, with technology that flags up weight loss, whether a resident has difficulty swallowing or needs assistance when eating or drinking to the care team.
Nutrition is something we take very seriously here at Four Seasons and Alana’s win recognises all of the hard work done across the board in this area.
30 Nov 2016
Beechcare Care Home in Darrenth is celebrating the success of one of its Care Assistants after she successfully graduated from the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) programme.
Sharon Cordrey, Care Home Manager said: “Everyone here congratulates Diane on her success. We’ve all supported her every step of the way and it’s great to see her hard work pay off. She is a great asset to the care home, and provides fantastic support to the residents here. She’s a great part of the team. Well done again! I can’t wait to see you putting your new skills to use.”
The newly qualified CHAP is now able to provide some general nurse duties, such as medication rounds. This benefit’s the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.
Jo Vasey, Four Seasons Health Care Managing Director for the South East of England, said: “We’re all really proud of every single CHAP and nurse who mentors them through the programme. Here at Four Seasons we’re committed to developing our staff and this is one way we can do that. Well done again! All of your hard work and dedication has paid off.”
Are you considering a career in care? Take a look at our current vacancies page.
29 Nov 2016
People embark on a career path because it’s something they love, they yearn to develop, grow and blossom in their profession.
Here at Four Seasons Health Care, Care Assistants can up-skill themselves on the organisations Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Programme.
On Monday 7th November 2016, a graduation ceremony was held at Beechcare Care Home in Darrenth, celebrating the achievements of 36 newly qualified CHAPs.
Jo Vasey, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the South East of England, said: “Here at Four Seasons Health Care we take great pride in our CHAP Programme, and everyone who undertakes the intense 12 week course. I want to congratulate all 36 of the CHAPs for graduating; your hard work and dedication have paid off.
“The Programme is innovative and helps the CHAPs to provide invaluable support to the nurses in the homes.
“All the CHAPs have come through this long journey and I want to thank you for your commitment. I also want to thank the Nurse mentors who have guided and supported the CHAPs every step of the way. Well done everyone!”
The 14 homes benefiting from the new CHAPs skills are:
- Kingfisher House Care Home in Newmarket
- Beechcare Care Home in Darrenth
- North Court Care Home in Bury St Edmonds
- Catchpole Court Care Home in Sudbry
- Osbourne Court Care Home in Baldock
- Bon Accord Care Home in Hove
- Copper Beeches Care Home in Rochester
- Courtenay House Care Home in Kings Lynn
- Murrayfield Care Home in Edmonton
- Ross Wyld Care Home in Walthamstow
- Midfield Lodge Care Home in Oakington
- Ringshill Care Home in Huntingdon
- Summerdale Court Care Home in Newham
- Woodcot Lodge Care Home in Gosport
The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nursing duties such as medication rounds. This benefits the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.
Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our current vacancies on our careers page.
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Beechcare Care Home in Darenth, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Sharon Cordrey
Darenth Road South, Darenth, DA2 7QT