Loose Valley is a registered Care Home which accommodates 34 elderly residents.

The Home, formerly the local vicarage, is an absolutely beautiful building and overlooks the picturesque and tranquil valley of Loose.

Loose is only 2 miles south of Maidstone, and affords beautiful panoramic views.

Loose Valley Care Centre is a Nursing and Residential Care Home catering for individuals with diverse needs related to the elderly. Our residents come from all walks of life; many mothers who have brought up families and extended families, a ‘Brown Owl’, a hospital Secretary, a research technician at the Royal Marsden Hospital when the National Health Service began, and a woman pilot who flew light aircraft in the1930’s. All of these people reside in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where they are encouraged to retain their individuality and their dignity.

The majority of our residents have chosen to make this their permanent home; however some do come for a short stay, to convalesce or to give their carers some respite. Our staff feel privileged to care for these people.

Loose Valley offers 34 single rooms, all with a nurse-call system, a telephone point and a TV point. Residents are encouraged to bring small items of furniture and ornaments to personalise their rooms. The rooms on the first floor can be accessed by a passenger and wheelchair lift.
The Home is surrounded by 3 acres of grounds encompassing two patio areas and with wheelchair access around the perimeter.

Residents are able to retain their own General Practitioner. Regular visits are made by the physiotherapist, the chiropodist, and the optician. To enable residents to maximise their quality of life, aromatherapy, diversional therapy, religious services, hairdressing, entertainment, and outings are provided. A twice weekly exercise class run by a fitness trainer is very popular and we regularly host special events with professional entertainers.

The Manager of the Home, Marisa Spice, has an extensive Nursing background, including many years of Care for the Elderly. The Care team consists of a number of long-term experienced staff who welcome new members from time to time.

The Care of our residents is carried out by a team of Trained Nurses and Care Staff headed by the deputy manager who has wide ranging experience in Care of the Elderly. All staff, on joining our Home, complete a comprehensive induction programme, and ongoing development and training needs are met.



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Last CQC report update January 23, 2019 • Listing updated April 24, 2019

Provider:

Number of beds: 39

Location Type:

Specialisms:




Accomodation
Residents may bring: Own furniture
Own decoration
Rooms have: Phone point
TV point
Number of lounges or seating areas:2
Lifts *: Full lift
Wheelchair access *: To all floors
Outdoors *: Secure garden
Seating area
Lifestyle
Pets: Pets accepted
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: Overnight facilities available
Can usually accommodate visitors
Visitors welcome at any time
Culture & Religion
Special requirements addressed?: Religious
Dietary
Language
Languages spoken:English, Romanian, Indian, Filipino, Spanish
Activities
Available activities: Entertainment in the home
Regular activities programme
Outings
Location
Location type *:Semi-Rural
Registration & Specialisms
Care only beds:34
Nursing beds:34
Care specialisms:• Nursing Care • Rehabilitation • Residential Care • Respite Care, Short Breaks and Day Care • End of Life Care
Care for people who need: Minimal help
Moderate help
A high level of help
Can usually accept people with: Visual impairment
Deafness
Urinary incontinence
Faecal incontinence
Moderate memory problems
Severe memory problems
Disruptive behaviour
Behaviours that challenge
Services / Care offered: Dementia
Elderly care