The Old Rectory

New Hall Close, Dymchurch, Romney Marsh TN29 0LE

The Old Rectory, Romney Marsh, Kent
The Old Rectory, Romney Marsh, Kent
The Old Rectory, Romney Marsh, Kent

The Old Rectory provides a high standard of care, companionship and safety in a delightful extended Victorian home and garden. They care for the elderly and ensure residents' privacy, dignity and comfort is maintained at all times. They aim to make life enjoyable and therefore the care needs of each resident is tailored to suit, they encourage residents to play an active role in the way the home is run. Family and friends are always welcome to visit.

The Old Rectory is a home run with a lovely family atmosphere. They can accommodate up to 35 residents in single or shared rooms. Residents can be accepted privately or through state funding. All the rooms have their own individual character and by providing your own furniture, if you wish , you can really make them home from home. However, they are happy to provide any furniture that you may require and extend a warm welcome to all prospective residents who wish to view the home.

Owner: Mr & Mrs T Blundred

Person in charge: Mr & Mrs T Blundred (Owners)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 35 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 27

Shared Rooms: 4

Rooms with ensuite WC: 24

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £346 – £614 , Personal Care Shared (per person) £346 – £614

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Stairlift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest CQC* Report on The Old Rectory: click here

* Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

Bed Vacancies

1 Bed Vacancy

posted 17 Jun 2016

En-suite Roomwith shower

Current Reviews

Review Score: 9.6 (9.643)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for The Old Rectory is based on 14 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.643 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.843 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.8 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

  • The maximum Review Score for a care home / service is 10 and it is based on the published (including Restricted Publication) Reviews in the last 2 years. When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

    The Review Score of 9.643 for The Old Rectory is based on 14 Reviews/Recommendations in the last 2 years.

  • The Review Score (maximum of 10) is made up of a Quality Score (maximum of 5) and Quantity Score (maximum of 5):

    • Quality Score: 5 Points are available for the average rating. For each review the care home / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The care home / service receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating. (Please note that the ratings of Very Poor and Poor have only been available since the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015.)

      The Quality Score (average rating) of 4.843 for The Old Rectory is calculated as follows: ( (130 Excellents x 5) + (22 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 153 Ratings = 4.843

    • Quantity Score: 5 Points are available for the number of 'Positive Reviews' for a care home / service. A Positive Review is defined as:

      • Any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this care provider to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

      • Any Recommendation. Before the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015 all feedback was limited to Recommendations (ie positive comments only)

      The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

      1. 3 points for receiving the first Positive Review.

      2. 0.1 Point per Positive Review, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. (ie a care home / service requires 10 Positive Reviews to receive the maximum score of 1 point.)

      3. (Number of Positive Reviews ÷ number of registered beds) x 2, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. ie a care home / service has to receive a number of Positive Reviews equal to half of the number of registered beds to obtain the maximum score of 1 point. eg a care home / service with 40 registered beds has to receive 20 Positive Reviews to obtain the maximum score of 1 point.

        (For Adult Day Care Centres and Extra Care Housing which do not have a registered number of beds, 1) and 2) are replaced by the formula of 0.2 points per Review, up to a maximum score of 2 points. ie a listing needs 10 Reviews to receive the maximum score of 2 points

      The Quantity Score of 4.8 for The Old Rectory is calculated as follows:

      1. 14 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 14 Positive Reviews = 1.400 (maximum score = 1)

      3. (14 Positive Reviews ÷ 35 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.800

  • The Review Score is based on user Recommendations/Reviews submitted in the last 2 years. The maximum Review Score is 10. There are 5 Points available for the average of all ratings on users Recommendations/Reviews (Excellent 5, Good 4, Satisfactory 3, Poor 2, Very Poor 1). There are 5 Points available for the total number of positive Recommendations/Reviews submitted in relation to the number of beds at the Care Home.

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The way they run their home is excellent. The staff would help when they could or find someone who could help with issues.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Rectory? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My Mother was a resident in the Old Rectory for 7 months until January 2016. During her stay she received excellent care.
She did not want to be in a care home and her anxieties and frustrations about this were treated with kindness and patience by all the staff. She had nothing but good things to say about the staff - but was sometimes irritated and confused by communal living.
Her general health was carefully monitored during her stay and her mobility improved considerably with the consistent encouragement that she received.
Family and friends could visit at any time and were always made to feel welcome. There were quiet areas available for a private chat or visitors could join in with the communal activities.
All the staff worked together to create a friendly "home-like" atmosphere - minimising any institution feel.
My brother, who has visited clients in care-homes over many years, found The Old Rectory to be one of the best that he had ever dealt with.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Rectory? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

The owners and their staff have been very caring and professional in the way that they have looked after my husband since he became a resident. I am welcome to visit with family and friends at any time and always find my husband clean and content. The staff try to encourage him to retain mobility and awareness despite his dementia and have even provided him with specific activities to stimulate him.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Rectory? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Staff and management caring and friendly. Food excellent. Clean and good entertainment on regular basis for residents.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I would highly recommend this home. My mother moved from a sheltered accommodation in Hampshire to this home in Kent earlier this year following failing health and unable to care for herself adequately. She has thrived in this home since her admission. She has been made very welcome, she eats well, is in better health wise and much more alert. The staff are friendly, accommodating and the proprietor is more that accommodating to my mother and to us.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This home is a wonderful family run home, with very efficient & friendly staff that have made the transition for my Father into residential care very smooth and carefree. I would recommend this home to anyone.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother spent the last eight years here. It was warm, welcoming and homely with a wonderful team of carers. My mother was treated with kindness and respect. I was always welcomed and shall continue to pop in for coffee as I was treated as a friend always.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have always been made to feel welcome, and nothing is too much trouble. I can turn up at any time, very clean and I can feel my dad is very well looked after.

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

At the age of 86 I considered selling my bungalow and moving into sheltered accommodation where I could have help but keep my own independence. I then realised that when the time came I would have to go through all the trauma of selling a property and moving again, so I decided to move to a care home and came into the Old Rectory. Here I have the best of both worlds. A lovely room, loving care and yet have kept most of my independence. I could not be happier and feel very lucky.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Of all the homes I visit this is the one I would choose as my retirement or that of an elderly frail relative. This family run home is friendly, clean, warm and cheerful. The staff are mainly long term with very little turnover. The residents see visitors pets also children which the soon reminisce about their own.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Warm and friendly caring and made to feel nothing is too much trouble. Clean and feel well looked after and safe. Everyone does everything to make my life comfortable.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Excellent standards of care, will recommend to any further elder people requiring future help.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I would highly recommend The Old Rectory as it is a warm, friendly, caring home with great staff and management. No problem is ever an issue, it is dealt with fast and effectively.

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Always very impressed with the home; very clean, well run. Clients are very happy and comfortable.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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