Hengist Field Care Centre is a purpose-built home caring for those who need Nursing or specialist Dementia care, short term rehabilitation or respite stays.

The Home is situated on the outer edges of Borden, amongst wonderful views of the open Kentish countryside.

Hengist Field has 75 en suite bedrooms and a range of excellent amenities including five lounges, three dining rooms, a relatives’ room, cinema room, physiotherapy treatment room and onsite hair salon. They also have a large secure garden with relaxing water features.

Residents at the Home enjoy a varied programme of activities including quizzes, arts and crafts, movies, exercise sessions, gardening, book clubs and singalongs. They welcome local church bell ringers, pet therapy animals, singers and theatre groups.

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. Hengist Field 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.

The Home is committed to providing the best quality care and is staffed by dedicated and highly skilled Nurses and Carers. Employing high-tech care planning technology, the team at Hengist Field 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.

Hengist Field 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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  • SafeGood
  • Well-ledRequires improvement
  • CaringGood
  • ResponsiveGood
  • EffectiveGood
Last CQC report update August 08, 2019 • Listing updated February 11, 2021


Number of beds: 75

Location Type:

Specialisms/services: , , ,

Residents may bring: Own furniture
Own decoration
Rooms have: Phone point
TV point
Number of lounges or seating areas:8
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: Overnight facilities available
Can usually accommodate visitors
Visitors welcome at any time
Culture & Religion
Special requirements addressed?: Religious
Languages spoken:English, Romanian, Polish, Hindu, Phillipino
Available activities: Entertainment in the home
Regular activities programme
Location type *:Rural
Registration & Specialisms
Nursing beds:75
Care specialisms:Dementia Care End of Life Care Nursing Care Nursing Dementia Care Rehabilitation Residential Care 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
Services / Care offered: Dementia
Elderly care
Palliative care
Respite cover