Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre provides specialist 24-hour care for elderly people who have been diagnosed with Dementia.

Located in the quiet Kentish village of Wilmington, residents can enjoy secure, private accommodation with modern amenities.

The Home has 37 single bedrooms, most of which have en suite facilities. Other amenities include a spacious dining room, five lounges to choose from, a cinema room, onsite hair salon, an old-fashioned sweet shop selling treats and toiletries. They also have a large peaceful garden with flowerbeds and outdoor seating, complete with its own Forget Me Not tearoom.

Socialising is an essential part of daily life at Sonya Lodge and there is always plenty going on, including visits from entertainers, group singsongs, summer barbecues and trips out in their minibus.

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. Sonya Lodge 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 prides itself on having an excellent care team, specifically trained to care for individuals with Dementia. All of their staff are Dementia Champions and exceptionally respectful, patient and compassionate.

The Lodge 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 February 12, 2020 • Listing updated January 27, 2021


Number of beds: 37

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 *:Suburban
Registration & Specialisms
Care only beds:37
Care specialisms:Dementia Care End of Life Care 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