Abbotsleigh Care Centre is a Nursing and Dementia Care Home situated in a beautiful countryside setting in Staplehurst, Kent.

The Home is spacious and bright with a modern, yet traditional feel, providing 57 bedrooms which have been beautifully decorated.

Lounge areas at Abbotsleigh are bright and sunny, with large windows and comfortable seating. There are three lounges, a separate atrium and choice of dining rooms; perfect for relaxing, leisure pursuits and socialising. There are also landscaped rear gardens and an extensive decked area for enjoying outside.

There are many recreational activities to enjoy at the Home including pamper days, bingo and singalongs, chair-based exercise classes and movie nights. Day trips to the seaside, boat trips and other outdoor activities are also planned throughout the summer months.

One of the first care providers to champion the importance of nutrition for the elderly and those with dementia, Nellsar employ a Nutrition and Wellness Manager for their Homes. Abbotsleigh acknowledges that nutrition and hydration are an integral part of good health and well-being and delivers well-balanced, nutritious meals and snacks to residents every day. All residents are offered a choice of food, to ensure all types of preferences and diets are catered for.

Abbotsleigh provides care from a person-centred planning approach, designing care plans to suit each individual’s specific needs. Employing high-tech care planning technology, the team at the Home use the ®Nourish system, spending less time on paperwork and more time caring for their residents.

They also use bespoke dementia care technology ‘interactiveMe’ as a way of further personalising their residents’ care, and as a tool for connecting individuals with their family and care staff around them. This personalised-online profile offers a wonderful tool for reminiscence too.

Abbotsleigh also benefits from a well-being team of fully-qualified holistic therapists who use nurturing touch, complementary therapies and relaxing treatments to improve residents’ quality of life and sense of well-being.

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Last CQC report update December 14, 2018 • Listing updated April 20, 2021


Number of beds: 61

Location Type: ,

Specialisms/services: ,

Residents may bring: Own furniture
Own decoration
Rooms have: Phone point
TV point
Number of lounges or seating areas:5
Lifts *: Full lift
Wheelchair access *: To all floors
Outdoors *: Secure garden
Seating area
Pets: Pets accepted
Decision making: Residents’ committee
Relatives’ committee
Smoking *: Smokers not accepted
Meals: Meals are Flexible
Meals can be taken in own room
There is a choice of menu
Residents assist in planning meals
Meals are prepared in the home
Snacks are available at any time
Vegetarians are catered for
Special diets are accommodated for
Family and friends: Can usually accommodate visitors
Visitors welcome at any time
Culture & Religion
Special requirements addressed?: Religious
Languages spoken:English
Available activities: Entertainment in the home
Regular activities programme
Location type *:Rural
Registration & Specialisms
Nursing beds:42
Care specialisms:• Dementia Care • End of Life Care • Nursing Care • Rehabilitation • Respite Care, Short Breaks and Day Care
Care for people who need: Minimal help
Moderate help
A high level of help
Can usually accept people with: Visual impairment
Urinary incontinence
Faecal incontinence
Moderate memory problems
Severe memory problems
Disruptive behaviour
Behaviours that challenge
Services / Care offered: Dementia
Elderly care