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
24 Apr 2017
As delayed transfers of care remain at record highs, how can we reduce unnecessary hospital stays for older people? That was the key question at an HSJ event held in association with Four Seasons Health Care.
The roundtable heard that the healthcare system often finds reasons not to deal with care home residents and looked at the success of an innovative collaboration between the NHS and care homes in Belfast.
With a collaborative approach between care homes and the NHS, older people are able to leave hospital and receive expert care, whilst assessing whether their long term future would be in their current home or a local care home. “The idea is that it would provide short term rehabilitation in conjunction with the two trusts in that area. The joint partnerships with the trusts I’ve worked with have just been amazing, and that’s what makes it work”, explained Janice Brown, Four Seasons’ regional manager for the Belfast and Newtownabbey area.
In addition to the improvements from a collaborative solution, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust reported that the joint partnership approach of providing a bed in a care home reduced their yearly cost by more than half.
You can read further thoughts and insights from the HSJ Roundtable, in association with Four Seasons Health Care, at HSJ Roundtable Guides
9 Mar 2017
The knitting club at Copper Beeches Care Home in Rochester have put down their knitting needles for the first time in long time after completing a yearlong project.
Gabriele Jerome, Home Manager, said: “The residents have been working hard to complete their patch work quilt complete with pom poms for everyone to enjoy. Everyone had lots of fun choosing what colour wool to use, knitting and sewing all of the squares together. It really is a lovely blanket.”
30 Nov 2016
Copper Beeches Care Home in Rochester is celebrating the success of two of its Care Assistants after they successfully graduated from the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) programme.
Gabriele Jerome, Care Home Manager said: “Everyone here congratulates Cheryl and Yvonne on their success. We’ve all supported them every step of the way and it’s great to see their hard work pay off. They are a great asset to the care home, and provide fantastic support to the residents here. They’re 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 CHAPs are 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.”
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Care home manager: Gabriele Jerome
5 Sylewood Close, Borstal, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3LL