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.
Specialist equipment available
Specialist dietary needs
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 – a high proportion of them have been at the home for 5-10 years. 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.
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 relish in 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
- Cafe/Pub - real life setups
- Ice Cream van visits
- Relative zoom chats
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.
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 visiting pod in the garden, with its two entrance points, protective Perspex screens, intercom system and a nurse call button, allows us to safely facilitate visits from friends and relatives when our infection control procedures prevent us from welcoming visitors into the home itself.
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 for enjoying the company of kindred spirits, and for relishing in interests and pursuits.
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Our friendly advisors are here to answer any questions you may have about residential care. Call us on 01206 646646 for a no obligation chat or use our simple enquiry form to request a call back from one of the team.