Welcome to Copper Beeches Care Home

You'll find Copper Beeches Care Home in Borstal, a suburb of Rochester, Kent. Here we provide care in a supportive and comfortable environment, 24 hours a day.

People living with us have varying needs, from specialist nursing support, to general assistance with everyday living. We also provide care for those living with dementia.

Ours is a purpose-built care home with a lovely large lawn and patio. Inside, residents pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges - perhaps watching TV, listening to music, or reading.

All these areas are used for relaxing and socialising in, and are great places to invite friends and families to when they visit.

All our private bedrooms are decorated to a high standard, and many have en-suites.

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Life at Copper Beeches Care Home

A carer and a resident

The staff are lovely they look after my wife and care deeply about making her happy and content which makes me feel less upset at placing her in a home. I have been to other care homes and felt a great family atmosphere. The staff ensure all help needed is given quickly.

Ronald Needs, Husband of Resident/Service User at Copper Beeches Care Home

Not only is it a care home for the residents but it is also very welcoming for the visitors. The carers are the best in my eyes, anything you want to know or want advice for, the management are there to help you.

Joan Lusted, Wife of Resident/Service User at Copper Beeches Care Home

The staff are all very good, hard working and helpful.

Robert McNalty, Son of Resident/Service User at Copper Beeches Care Home

I recommend this home because it is a friendly "home from home" type of place. The staff are kind and caring to both my husband and myself. Every thing is done with a smile.

Brenda Williams, Wife of Resident/Service User at Copper Beeches Care Home

Types of care

Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Copper Beeches Care Home in Rochester. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.

  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Wi-fi

Our news


11 Dec 2017

Four Seasons Health Care picked up three accolades on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at the Training Journal (TJ) Awards. Winning three categories meant that Four Seasons Health Care led the way, as they were the only organisation to win in multiple categories.

Who were the winners?

The Dementia Care Framework won the ‘Best Change Management Programme’, which is a fantastic achievement and further highlights the positive impact this is having on the lives of people living in Four Seasons homes with dementia.

The Judges commented: “We recognise Four Health Care work in the field of dementia care as innovative and thorough in its approach, being both effective and transformative. It had a bold vision that was well executed in a challenging environment.”

The Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ), Four Seasons’ very own internal publication to develop nurse knowledge and share best practice won its category of ‘Best Organisational Development Programme'.

The Judges commented: “The design of this intervention, which on the surface appears very simple, completely meets the needs of the organisation and has had significant impact. A particular strength was that Four Seasons Health Care decided to make these resources freely available to anyone, making the impact even greater and is improving healthcare outcomes in care homes everywhere.”

The CNJ is available to view on the Four Seasons website here.

Finally, Louise Morris the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Lead won the main award of the night and was crowned the ‘Learning and Development Professional of the Year’.

The Judges stated: “Louise has had a transformational impact, not only on the learning and development of staff at Four Seasons Health Care, but also on the well-being of residents. Through a review of an existing programme, Louise drove design and improvement which has had significant benefits through improved care, staff practice and confidence and commitment to their work and professional development.”

More information about the role of a CHAP is available on the Four Seasons website here.

Congratulations to everyone on this fantastic achievement!


17 Nov 2017

Copper Beeches Care Home in Rochester has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.

The care team at Copper Beeches Care Home is celebrating being accredited for a radically different approach of care for people living with dementia.

The Dementia Care Framework is a unique step forward in the personalisation of care for people living with dementia. The care team uses exclusive purpose-designed technology to help build and continuously update a picture of each resident’s individual experience of their care and their physical, psychological and emotional well-being, so that their care can be adjusted to their changing needs.

The pioneering home is part of Four Seasons Health Care which spent two years developing and testing the new approach. The home hosted a Halloween themed party on Tuesday 31st October 2017 for care commissioners, other health and social care professionals, the local mayor and relatives to introduce the Dementia Care Framework to them.

Martin Murphy, Managing Director for South East England said: “This is next generation dementia care to make life better for the person with dementia and we are excited to offer it. A vital part of the Framework is the bespoke support and training the team throughout the home receives with additional support and training for those, working within our dementia services. This goes beyond the practicalities of caring for someone with dementia and through simulation gives them a deeper understanding of what it is like to live with dementia.”

In addition to the support and training, there are three additional components to the Dementia Care Framework – personal care reviews, Resident and Family Charters.

At the heart of the Dementia Care Framework is a personal care review process which is continuously updated electronically by care staff to give a comprehensive and current picture of each resident.

Thought to be the first of its type worldwide, it is based on 320 recognised standards, including NICE Guidelines (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and Alzheimer’s Society best practice guidance. It replaces paper-based audits that are slow and almost always behind the changing care needs of the person.

The resident and family charters were developed in consultation with residents, family members, health and social care professionals and care teams, taking account of over 400 comments.

The resident charter sets out their rights, the standards of care they can expect and commitment to provide for their personal needs and preferences.

The family charter, sets out the support that they can expect to receive and how they can input to planning their relative’s care.

Only when a home achieves key standards within the Dementia Care Framework does it receive Four Seasons Accreditation for the quality of its dementia care.

To find out more about this fundamentally different approach to dementia care please visit carehomes.fshc.co.uk/dcf or email dementiacare@fshc.co.uk


2 Nov 2017

Copper Beeches Care Home in Rochester has been rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.

The home received the rating across all of the health watchdog’s core criteria including being safe, caring and providing effective care.

The home was also rated as ‘Good’ in the previous inspection in August 2016, but Inspectors had identified some areas for improvement including being effective and responsive.

The improvements have now been made and the Inspectors said the residents received care and support from attentive staff who knew their needs, individual likes and dislikes, interests and preferences.

A visiting relative told Inspectors: “I cannot fault the home staff. If anything ever happens to me, this is where I want to come.

Martin Murphy, Regional Managing Director said: “It’s a credit to the care team that Copper Beeches is now rated as good against all of the core inspection criteria, and this is reflected in the warm and positive comments by relatives and visiting care professionals.”

Are you looking for a care home in Rochester? Copper Beeches Care Home offers support for dementia care.

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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Copper Beeches Care Home in Rochester, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.

Care home manager: Gabriele Jerome

5 Sylewood Close, Borstal, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3LL

01634 624610

01634 817855

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