Brabourne Care Centre — Ashford
The Brabourne Care Centre opened its doors to residents in March 2006. Like its sister home the Ashford Nursing Home it strives to provide the best possible nursing care for each individual resident, within a home-like, family environment. The Ashford Nursing Home has made its name in Ashford and is a well respected nursing home with a good reputation for providing the highest standards, whilst enabling its residents to benefit from its planned homely care. OP (old age not falling within any other category)
PC (Palliative Care)
RC (Respite Care)
The Brabourne Care Centre is registered for 82 clients who require 24 hour nursing care. It provides care for clients of either sex, who fall into any one of the following categories:
PREMISES & FACILITIES
The Braboume Care Centre is a purpose built 82 bedded care centre which is able to offer all the modem day facilities. It fully complies with the new registration requirements of The Care Standards Act 2000: the Care Home Regulations 2001.
The Braboume Care Centre is positioned in the centre of Ashford in Kent, 1/2 mile from junction 10 of the M20 and is set in newly planted gardens.
There are 82 bedrooms all en suite and all closely situated next to an assisted bathroom or assisted shower room. There are six premium rooms, each having french doors leading onto the garden. Room sizes conform to Commission for Social Care guidelines and each room has an en suite facility comprises a toilet and hand basin. Specialist bathing facilities are available in all bathrooms, with bath hoists to enable the most disabled resident to be assisted to bathe. Further toilets are available for use by residents and visitors (separate from the staff toilets).
Public areas are available to all residents and visitors:
1. The Lounges are situated at the rear of the building with views across the garden these are generally quiet areas, but are used for social events from time to time. The lounges also double for television watching, for those who choose not to have a television in their own room.
2. The Dining rooms are located next to the lounge for those resident's who want to dine with other residents or friends.
3. A private room is available for visitors who need to discuss confidential matters with nursing staff or a resident.
4. The central foyer or entrance hall is a welcoming area where resident's can enjoy watching the comings and goings through the home, and will offer access to the car park. There are two lifts one which caters for 13 people and one which caters for eight and three flights of stairs.
5. There is a large residents’ lounge on the ground floor that provides easy access to the gardens. Here the resident is able to enjoy the views of the gardens where there are a number of benches and garden seats available for those who wish to sit and enjoy the garden.
6. The home has been divided into six units and each unit is serviced by a nurses station managed by a RGN and a number of Health Care Assistants.
PRINCIPAL AIMS & OBJECTIVES
The main objective of the Brabourne Care Centre is to care for the resident's placed with us, to ensure they live in a clean and safe environment and be treated with respect and sensitivity to their individual needs and abilities and to give them peace of mind and reassurance, ensuring that they spend the latter part of their lives comfortably and pleasurably.
The principal aims and objectives of the Brabourne Care Centre, to which we aspire, are that:
I. All those who live in the Home do so with dignity, having the respect of those who care for and support them.
2. Each resident is entitled to live in a manner and in circumstances which correspond as far as possible with what they were accustomed to in their own home.
3. Each resident will be given the confidence to feel that the Brabourne Care Centre is first and foremost their home for the rest of their life, if they choose to make it so.
4. We establish a caring, safe, happy and healthy environment for all residents, whilst encouraging individual independence, to help the resident maintain and develop their own sense of personal worth and quality of life.
5. To ensure that the care service is delivered according to the agreed contracts of care.
6. Each resident will not be segregated or denied any opportunity by staff or directors, whether physical, intellectual, emotional or social.
7. We will manage the care service effectively and efficiently and make the best use of resources and to maximise value for money for the resident.
8. We will ensure that each resident receives written information on the home's procedure for handling complaints, comments and compliments and how it used.
9. Relatives and friends of each resident will be encouraged to be involved in the daily life of their loved ones, in decisions made about their care, and in all social and recreational pursuits.
10.Each resident, visitor and member of staff will be protected to the best of our ability from abuse, intimidation and bullying by anyone.
11.Staff will be encouraged, supported and trained to fulfill their role to the best of their ability; and to enjoy their working life; thereby providing a happy and cheerful environment for the resident.