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Ashley Gardens

Ashley Gardens, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 8RA

A warm and welcoming nursing home full of laughter and fun, driven by a highly motivated activities team.

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01622 477160

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01622 761310

Friendly and welcoming

Ashley Gardens provides nursing and respite care, and care to people living with dementia. It is a friendly and welcoming home run by a team of committed, compassionate and caring staff who are dedicated to ensuring every resident gets the most out of their experience.

Service facilities

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Gardens
  • Wifi access
  • Wheelchair access
  • Lift
  • Sensory room
  • Specialist equipment available
  • Specialist dietary needs

Care services

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About Ashley Gardens

Ashley Gardens is located in the lively town of Maidstone in Kent. The home lies nearby to the bustling town and is warm and welcoming from the minute you step through the door. Each wing within the home has a Resident of the Day and staff work hard to ensure every resident’s wishes and needs are met; centred by respect, dignity and choice.

The home is run by an exceptional nursing team who are highly skilled and qualified. There is a real enthusiasm in the home whereby staff and residents are prepared to give anything a try, and there are plenty of activities to enjoy.

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Activities and entertainment

Daily activities and entertainment are a core part of our quality care at Ashley Gardens. We pride ourselves on offering a diverse, enriching range of weekly activities and entertainment allowing residents to continue to enjoy their favourite hobbies and pastimes or to try out something new entirely.

We are willing to try anything and we regularly involve residents in the planning of our weekly activities timetables and offer one-to-one bespoke and tailored opportunities as requested. We’re also passionate about keeping our homes and residents at the heart of the local community, working closely with community groups, schools and other community connections to keep residents involved in local activities.

Some of our regular activities include:

  • Interactive table
  • Live streaming of entertainers
  • Live tours of landmarks
  • Karaoke
  • Bingo
  • Cafe/Pub - real life setups
  • Patisserie
  • Shop
  • Quizzes
  • Ice Cream van visits

Dining is an essential part of the care package we provide to our residents, not only from a general health and wellbeing perspective, but we believe residents should be able to enjoy eating what they want, when they want.

Our catering team provides a varied meal choice, including nutritious and tasty meals, and special dietary requirements are catered for. Our chef fully assesses all dietary needs, including likes and dislikes, allergies. special diets, through to preferred portion sizes and mealtimes.

We hold regular meetings to discuss meal options and our chef does a seasonal change questionnaire for all residents to fill out to provide feedback on mealtimes and to make suggestions for future dishes.

Our catering team prides itself on producing food of the highest quality, using local suppliers to create fresh, homemade dishes each day.


Ashley Gardens is situated in Maidstone in the county town of Kent. The home is just a short bus ride away from the bustling town centre and close to Leeds Castle and Mote Park. It is within easy reach of local shops and major road routes M2, M20 and A229, so is easily accessible to those wishing to visit family members.

Health and wellness

The health and wellness of our residents is very important and we work closely in partnership with local health and wellness professionals to ensure every resident is able to lead a full and enriched life. We welcome visiting professionals such as GPs, chiropodists, opticians and can arrange visits to other professionals if and when it may be required.

Our accommodation

Arranged over three floors, our 89 bedrooms can be personalised to make them a real home-from-home, and residents are able to enjoy a selection of rooms and well-kept gardens for relaxing, socialising and entertaining.

Our bedrooms are provided ready-furnished with the essentials for instant comfort, and we happily encourage our residents to bring their own treasured furnishings and belongings if they would like to do so.

Amongst our range of well-equipped areas and facilities, there’s always space for quiet contemplation, or spending time in the company of kindred spirits, and for enjoying interests and pursuits.

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During our most recent CQC inspection, we received a 'Good' rating in the categories of effective and caring. We have taken on board the assessor's comments and observations for the areas that require improvement and have already implemented a number of positive changes. We have a clear action plan that we are working on and feel confident about our next inspection.
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        Your Local Authority might locate/suggest a care home that is/your Local Authority believes is suitable to meet your care and support needs, that is of a lower cost than our required weekly fee. In this circumstance the Local Authority is unlikely to agree to fully fund your stay if you choose to select our care home instead of the less expensive establishment it has sourced for/suggested to you. In this event, private ‘top-up’ payments will be necessary in order to address the shortfall between our weekly fee and the weekly fee funding available from/offered by your Local Authority.

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        Owing to the fact that your financial means will have been assessed by your Local Authority, it is very likely that the Local Authority will require private top-up payments to be made by a third party from their own funds. Although the Guidance to the Care Act 2014 states that a Local Authority ought itself collect top-up payments, some require us to collect such payments on their behalf. Should the Local Authority require us to collect top-up payments, we would issue the third party who is to fund the top-up with a contractual agreement for their review and signature.

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