Abbotsleigh is a Care Home for 61 adults with Dementia, in a beautiful countryside setting in Staplehurst, Kent.

19 of the rooms are designed for those that need a Residential environment and 42 provide Nursing care.

It is easily accessible by train, Staplehurst station is near by and buses run regularly at the bottom of the lane. It also has ample parking space for more than twenty cars.

The Home has been open since 2007, with extensive refurbishments in 2014. These included a completely renovated Atrium area that offers an alternative dining area, or quite space for reading and relaxation, and an extensive decked terraced area to the front of the building. Many of the bedrooms have been refurbished, as have the three lounge areas and two dining rooms. Almost all of the bedrooms have en-suite facilities, some with wet rooms.

There is under-floor heating throughout, which can be individually controlled for each resident’s preference. There is a first-rate multi-sensory/reminiscence room, a sunny and airy conservatory, walk-in wet rooms and assisted bathrooms, hairdressers, family visiting rooms and other facilities designed to meet the needs of a 21st century care centre.

There are also fully accessible and secure gardens that have been professionally landscaped. Everything has been purpose designed and decorated, with attention focussed on the latest research into creating environments ideal for those with Dementia.

Abbotsleigh is built over two floors and all areas are accessible by lift. All our rooms are fully furnished, but service users may bring their own furniture if desired.

Abbotsleigh provides care from a Person Centred Planning approach. Everyone has different care needs, so our manager, Paula Persaud, will help to design a plan to suit each individual. All our staff will be fully trained to meet any support and care required. Paula is a Dementia care specialist with many years experience in mental health settings, both private and NHS and has an open door policy available to residents and relatives during office hours. There is also always a qualified Nurse on duty at Abbotsleigh.

Other staff includes a qualified Head Chef and catering team, who provide fresh, high quality homemade food and snacks throughout the day. All residents are offered a choice of food, and we cater for all types of preferences and diets, whether these are preferred for medical or cultural reasons. Our Chef will always consult with the residents regarding the choice of meals.

Abbotsleigh’s approach to activity provision is also person-centred and we believe, a key part of any care package. Our activities co-ordinator will plan activities in and out of the house.  There are many things to do at the Home, be it pampering days, gin & tonic afternoons, bingo and singalongs, or chair based exercise classes. The onsite cinema club has “ladies” and “gentleman’s” movie nights. Abbotsleigh can also provide visiting aromatherapists, masseurs and other professionals.

The gardens are ideal for anyone who would enjoy helping with planting and growing flowers and vegetables, with day trips to the seaside, boat trips and other outdoor activities planned throughout the summer months.

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Last CQC report update December 14, 2018 • Listing updated April 24, 2019


Number of beds: 61

Location Type: ,

Specialisms: ,

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