Kippington Nursing Home

Grange Road, Oak Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 2PG

Kippington Nursing Home, Sevenoaks, Kent
Kippington Nursing Home, Sevenoaks, Kent
Kippington Nursing Home, Sevenoaks, Kent

Kippington Nursing Home is a converted Victorian property, with scenic surroundings and located a short distance from the market town of Sevenoaks. Its proximity to the centre of town makes Kippington fully accessible to local shops and amenities. The home is set within landscaped gardens with views which extend for nearly two miles.

Formerly known as Kippington Grange, the house was originally built in 1874 as a grand private family home. Steeped in history and provenance, the house is reputed to have had connections with Thomas Farnaby and Jane Austen.

In 1952 the house was converted into a care home of distinction whilst retaining many of its period features. The home has been carefully designed to provide up-to-date care facilities of the highest quality to ensure comfort and care.

The transition into a care home can be challenging for both an individual and their family. Caring Homes recognises this and provides a working partnership that upholds the values of dignity, privacy, choice and independence with the aim of providing practical assistance to the individual.

Group: Caring Homes Group

Person in charge: Edwin Cabagui (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 51 residents

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability

Specialist Care Categories: Cancer Care • Cerebral Palsy • Colitis & Crohn's Disease • Drug Dependence (past or present) • Epilepsy • Head/Brain Injury • Hearing Impairment • Huntington's Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Muscular Dystrophy • Neuropathic • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Prader-Willi Syndrome • Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilties • Speech Impairment • Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Single Rooms: 51

Rooms with ensuite WC: 49

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • 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

Latest CQC* Report on Kippington Nursing Home: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

Bed Vacancies

posted 07 Nov 2016

Please call 01732 451 829 for further information about current Bed Vacancies at Kippington.

Current Reviews

9.1 Kippington Nursing Home has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.075)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Kippington Nursing Home is based on 14 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.075 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.526 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.549 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 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 9.075 for Kippington Nursing Home 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 4.526 for Kippington Nursing Home is calculated as follows: ( (96 Excellents x 5) + (46 Goods x 4) + (14 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 156 Ratings = 4.526

    • 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 4.549 for Kippington Nursing Home 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 ÷ 51 Registered Beds) x 2 = 0.549

  • 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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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Kippington Nursing Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    2
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Kippington Nursing Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    5
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    4
  • Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Niece of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Resident / Service User
    1
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The Overall Average of all the Ratings in the following 

3 Reviews* is 3.9 out of 5

*The Average Rating only uses ratings from the 3 reviews. Ratings from the 11 recommendations are not used for the Average Rating as the rating options were limited to Excellent, Good and Satisfactory.

My father has been a resident at Kippington for two years. He was very poorly when he arrived, but the care and medical attention he has received means he has thrived and enjoys his life at Kippington. All the staff are very caring and engage with all the residents. Meal times are excellent. Staff always address our concerns or worries and strive to resolve them. They communicate and share information effectively. Kippington meets all our expectations.

How likely would you be to recommend Kippington Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

We are very pleased with the care given to my aunt. Since she has been at Kippington her health and well-being has greatly improved.

How likely would you be to recommend Kippington Nursing Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

I usually wait for a long time when I press the button, this is possibly due to the carers not given sufficient time per resident and due to insufficient staffing. I cannot comment on the activities as I do not participate due to my loss of sight and hearing difficulties. With reference to the food many dishes are not suitable for my age group 95 and are usually cold. The carers are very good and treat me well.

How likely would you be to recommend Kippington Nursing Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Satisfactory

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Anne Benstead, Home Manager at Kippington Nursing Home responded to this review on 10 Dec 2015:

Thank you for your feedback. At Kippington Care Home we strive to improve the services that we provide and value any comments made so we are able to do so. We pride ourselves on providing varied choices for each of our residents whilst maintaining their individual requirements. We will arrange for the chef to meet with you so that we are able to find out what your food preferences are and make sure that they are available in future. I would like to assure you that we do have sufficient staff on duty for the needs of our residents and review our staffing numbers on a monthly basis; so that we are able to provide person centred care and spend valuable time with our residents. We always welcome the opportunity to review and improve upon what we offer and hope you will share your thoughts with us in the home.

I have found that my mother has been treated with respect, care and dignity. All the staff including agency staff when used are kind, thoughtful and caring especially with mum's end of life, care is paramount importance to mum, myself and the home itself.

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

I found this homes care for the elderly very good. All staff treating my mother in law are very caring towards her. They treat her with love and dignity, I could not ask for any better.

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

A friendly caring and well run nursing/care home.

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My mother spent the last 8 weeks of her life at Kippington. I feel that I could not have found anywhere better for the care, consideration and compassion shown to my mother and visiting family.The home is situated in a peaceful part of Sevenoaks, is well maintained and access is straightforward with key code entry. I would not hesitate in recommending this home.

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My mum suffered a major stroke in Sept. 2014, leaving her unable to speak, swallow of move her right side. After eight weeks in hospital, we arranged for her to move to Kippington which seemed to be the best choice of homes we looked at.Mum moved to Kippington in Nov 2014 and passed away in Jan 2015. Mum's condition meant she needed a lot of attention incl. feeding via a peg.
The standard of care and love shown to mum were superb, and we will be forever grateful to the staff and manager. The family spent mum's last days with her and we really appreciated the kindness of the staff, tea/coffee and toast.

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother spent the final 8 weeks of her life at Kippington, following a severe stroke and a long hospital stay. She was totally bedridden and did not eat solid food or use any facilities. The care she received from the carers, nurses and management was totally first rate. I do not think my mother could have had better treatment and care. The staff were always willing to discuss and explain anything of concern, The building is old but clean and nicely decorated and thus has plenty of character. It was a place I was happy to visit.

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My father in law is very happy here. He is well looked after by friendly, helpful staff.

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Mum has not been a resident for long, the nursing staff has shown itself to be first class. When there is a medical need they act quickly to solve mum's problem. I am very satisfied with the care given.

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Excellent

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: Good

Yvonne very helpful and considerate.

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The time spent and courtesy provided by Yvonne was first class. She is very helpful and considerate.

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I viewed 13 homes and I am pleased I choose this one. I visit a lot and all staff are very good to my mother and nice to me. Her room is small but she spends her time downstairs. The dining room is clean and bright the food is excellent and I can eat with her for £5 a meal. Over all a nice home. My mother is 97.

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

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Staff Profiles

Edwin

Edwin Cabagui

Job Title: Home Manager

Joined: 2016

Description:

As the manager of Kippington Nursing Home I believe that our residents should be treated with the highest quality of care possible and endeavour to ensure that my team and I always maintain this. I lead by example and involve myself in day to day life of the home as well as making Kippington a happy and enjoyable place in which to live and work.

My background is in nursing where I have experience in numerous clinical areas from emergency services and occupational health to elderly care for nursing and dementia. This coupled with my management knowledge of training and developing team members to achieve their best means that together we make a difference to the lives of each of the residents.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and singing. I would really like to bring music into the home and sing with the residents; it is great for reminiscing and the soul. Kent truly is the garden of England, and I feel very lucky to live here. Sevenoaks is such a lovely place, the parks and forest nearby are picture perfect.

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