Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre, Dartford, Kent
Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre, Dartford, Kent
Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre, Dartford, Kent

Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre is a residential Home with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, providing specialist Dementia care for residents. Located in the quiet Kentish village of Wilmington, residents can enjoy secure, private accommodation with all modern amenities.

There are four comfortable lounges – including the “blue lounge”, the “red lounge”, the “fireside lounge”, and a TV lounge which opens onto a peaceful garden with flowerbeds and outdoor seating. The “red lounge” doubles up as a movie-screening room. Other amenities include a spacious dining area, an old-fashioned shop selling treats and toiletries, and an onsite Hair Salon.

Sonya Lodge is regularly visited by professionals such as a Chiropodist, an Optician, Specialist Nurses and a Speech Therapist. Socialising is an essential part of daily life at Sonya Lodge and there is always plenty going on – including visits from entertainers, group singsongs and summer barbecues.

Group: Nellsar Care Homes

Person in charge: Jean Wright (Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , 37 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Parkinson's Disease

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 37

Rooms with ensuite WC: 27

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Television point in own room

Latest CQC* Report on Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre: click here

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 8.8 (8.763)

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Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre

I am very well looked after. I have 3 good meals a day with snacks in between. Janet the activities lady is very good and always keeps me active. All the staff are very kind and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre? Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre

Care for parent with vascular dementia
The care my mother is receiving is first class. She settled very well and considers herself very lucky to be with people that care for all her needs, both personal and company with people that care. Nothing is ever too much trouble. Management team are very knowledgeable and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre? Extremely likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre

We had visited many care homes prior to Sonya Lodge. The moment we stepped inside we got a home from home feeling. We were made very welcome and were given a guided tour round the home. Had a lengthy chat with Jean, the manager, we decided then and there that Sonya Lodge was most suitable for our relative. The dedication, care and support from Jean and her staff is second to none, and very supportive to the families as well. 3 and a half years on Iris is in very good health and very happy. Knowing that Iris is in a safe and secure environment gives us great comfort.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

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: Good

Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre

It's a very good care home and the staff work very hard. They have helped my dad settle in well and are very understanding. The rooms are nice and they organise good activities well.

How likely would you be to recommend Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre? Extremely likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

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: Good

Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre

As a family we found it very hard placing our mother in residential care particularly as she is at the higher end of functioning. We all found the staff and management at Sonya Lodge both welcoming and supportive and this has continued throughout the year that our mother has been a resident. I have visited at various times and days and have always found the staff caring and respectful. I feel informed regarding my mothers care. I am delighted that she is taken out for coffee etc. I have nothing but praise for the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre? Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre

So, So Lucky
Having been advised to move our father (who has Alzheimer's) into a top extra care facilities, it became very evident that it was not suitable. The staff had no knowledge of dementia and the care given was appalling. They were not happy if the residents left their flats which my father did repeatedly. In the end they wanted him out, meaning two moves in 18 months. We struggled to find a home we liked until a member of my hydro team mentioned Sonya Lodge. Not the best from the outside but inside- BRILLIANT. Staff are brilliant, patient and caring attitudes and all the residents are calm and happy. Dad settled in within weeks.

How likely would you be to recommend Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre? 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

Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre

We are very pleased with the care that is given to the residents and find all the staff very friendly and polite. The residents are always treated with dignity and respect and Janet engages them in activities during the weekdays, including trips out to the local church for coffee mornings, patient therapy dogs come in during the week. Our relative has settled in here really well and I would have no hesitation recommending this home to future relatives or friends.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre

Our family visited several dementia care homes when mum needed professional care. This home was the only one that ticked all the boxes for us. Every single member of staff is caring and kind and are all knowledgeable with what is needed for dementia sufferers. When we visited to view without an appointment, the door was thrown wide and we were welcomed in, nothing to hide at all. We were very impressed with all aspects of Sonya Lodge and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who has a relative needing dementia care.

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

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