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.
Life at Copper Beeches Care Home
We tailor our activities programme to what the people living here like to do. Popular pastimes include arts and crafts, quizzes and gardening.
We have themed meals including food and wine from around the world. We also love catering for residents' birthdays, anniversaries and other special celebrations.
As supporters of the UK National Dementia Strategy we help ensure key life skills are maintained, building purpose and providing nurture for those with dementia. We organise group and individual activities, but in our experience it's the one-to-one sessions that people find most calming and rewarding.
Mealtimes are an enjoyable and sociable part of the day, with soft music playing in the background. Each dining area has tables laid with fresh flowers and linen, and our menus are displayed to show the choices available. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
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.
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.
The staff are all very good, hard working and helpful.
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.
Types of care
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
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
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
Contact our care home
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