Amherst Court Care Home is situated in the historic town of Chatham, Kent.

At Amherst Court we work to create a welcoming atmosphere in which residents enjoy activities, go on outings and make friends with other residents and staff.

At the heart of our home is our Philosophy of Care, the Eden Alternative, where staff encourage social interaction, engagement and work towards the eradication of loneliness and boredom.

Our home provides 24-hour care and support for people living with dementia, where our team of qualified and attentive staff focus on the individual needs of the residents.

The modern design provides well equipped, bright en-suite bedrooms to support person centred care. The names of the suites follow a nautical theme – Charlotte, Trafalgar, Valiant and Apollo. Other facilities include the cafe on the ground floor, providing a meeting place to enjoy a drink or a light lunch with family and friends. There is a public computer available for any relatives visiting the home, or residents using it to browse or communicate with loved ones.

The beauty salon `Ship Shape´ is situated on the ground floor where you can treat yourself to a new hair style or beauty treatment. Residents can visit the pretty courtyard garden to while away a peaceful afternoon, or join in with the daily programme of activities throughout the home. The minibus also gives residents the opportunity for day trips out to one of the many local places of interest.

Amherst Court provides a safe, warm and friendly environment with support for daily tasks such as washing, cleaning and laundry. Amherst Court delivers a respite care service allowing a crucial break for carers, for just a few hours or for several weeks. This offers family carers the chance to go on holiday or simply have some well-earned time off.



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  • CaringGood
  • ResponsiveOutstanding
  • EffectiveGood
Last CQC report update August 15, 2018 • Listing updated March 5, 2019

Registered Manager: Lorraine Eastmead

Provider:

Number of beds: 71

Location Type: ,

Specialisms: ,




Accomodation
Residents may bring: Own furniture
Own decoration
Rooms have: Phone point
TV point
Internet Access
Lifts *: Full lift
Wheelchair access *: To all floors
Outdoors *: Secure garden
Seating area
Weekly cost: Accept local authority rates
Accept Continuing Care funding
Lifestyle
Pets: Pets accepted
Home has a pet
Decision making: Residents’ committee
Relatives’ committee
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: Visitors welcome at any time
Culture & Religion
Special requirements addressed?: Religious
Dietary
Activities
Available activities: Entertainment in the home
Regular activities programme
Outings
Location
Location type *:Chatham
Registration & Specialisms
Care only beds:71
Care specialisms:Amherst Court caters for residents with varying degrees of dementia and memory loss.
Care for people who need: Minimal help
Moderate help
Can usually accept people with: Visual impairment
Urinary incontinence
Faecal incontinence
Moderate memory problems
Severe memory problems
Behaviours that challenge
Services / Care offered: 24 hour care
Dementia
Elderly care
Palliative care
Physical disability
Respite cover