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An established and popular residential care home located in a residential area of Northfleet, Dene Holm offers an inviting and homely setting for older people looking for a high level of care, within in a welcoming environment.
Here at Dene Holm, our friendly cat roams the corridors and our ethos of delivering compassion and companionship in all that we do, is well and truly alive. Our lovely residents and team of long serving staff interact just like a real family and visitors drop in any time for a cup of tea, or to join an activity.
Our creative staff have invested a great deal in transforming the residents’ home into an inspiring environment. What were once standard corridors, are now stimulating interest areas featuring scenes to see and touch, with cosy nooks and seating areas.
Our lounge and bar area offers a bright and airy space to relax with a book, or meet a friend for a game of pool. There is also a working bar for birthday parties and special events. The home also has homely dining rooms and a large garden with a decked area, which is often utilised in the summer.
Dene Holm is split into three wings, supporting residents with lower support needs through to those who have advanced dementia and require 24-hour assistance. To chat to our approachable and experienced team about our care, give us a call or pop in for a cup of tea.
There are plenty of activities going on at Dene Holm, if you want to get involved. With the residents, our activity coordinator puts together a calendar of activities and outings each month, which aims to provide a stimulating and imaginative variety of events.
Activities vary, depending on what the residents fancy, but can include craft sessions, reminiscence, gardening and pampering. Special events are celebrated too, residents relished a tea party for the Royal Wedding and a festive fair at Christmas. Residents also enjoy trips out to local events and places of interest.
Our activity coordinator also supports residents with one to one time and assistance to pursue their hobbies.
Bedrooms at Dene Holm come furnished with a;
• En suite facilities*
• Wash basin with mirror
*Not all rooms have en suite facilities
Our facilities at Dene Holm comprise;
• Multiple large communal areas
• Dining areas
• Licensed bar
• Landscaped garden with decking and allotment area
• Wide corridors with handrails and ramps throughout the home’s bathrooms and toilets
• En-suite rooms available
• Can accommodate couples
We appreciate that mealtimes are important to our residents, so we are committed to providing nutritious homemade food that is seasonal and to our residents’ taste.
For breakfast, residents can enjoy a traditional or continental breakfast, comprising cereals, toast and a Full English. There are two choices at lunch, options vary but can include curries, casseroles and roasts. A range of desserts are also available at lunch, including puddings, pies and tarts. For the evening meal, there is a choice of savouries, such as scones, sandwiches, soups and salads as well as a variety of desserts. Snacks and drinks are available throughout the day and night.
Our catering staff are well-trained and can cater for a diverse range of dietary requirements, contact the home to discuss your needs and we will do all we can to help.
Dene Holm has been awarded 5 stars, the highest possible rating, from the Food Standards Agency.
If you like to explore the local area, Dene Holm has excellent transport links with a bus stop directly outside. Gravesend Town Centre is just over a mile away and there are several amenities including a leisure centre, library, doctor’s surgery and shops, within walking distance.
There is plenty to do in Gravesend for residents and their visitors including an evening at the Woodville Halls theatre or a day browsing the shops. There are ample bars, cafes and restaurants and Bluewater shopping centre, one of the largest in the UK, is just a short drive away.
There is easy access to the main motorways within Kent and local buses can take you to Dartford, Bluewater and Medway. The high-speed train service is accessible from Gravesend, which can travel to London in under 25 minutes.