Shakti Lodge, Dartford, Kent
Shakti Lodge, Dartford, Kent
Shakti Lodge, Dartford, Kent

Shakti Lodge, is a small, friendly home supporting 26 older people and people living with dementia.

Situated in the heart of Dartford the home is easily accessible with a delightful, secure garden to the rear of the building with decking and patio areas amongst mature trees and shrubs.

People are encouraged to maintain links with their local community and visitors are always welcome. There is a wheelchair accessible vehicle and minibus available for outings and shopping trips.

Shakti Lodge offers quality, person-centred, residential dementia care in a homely setting.

Group: Amba Care Homes Group

Person in charge: Jo Kula (Home Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 26 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Epilepsy • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Huntington's Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Muscular Dystrophy • Neuropathic • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 60+.

Single Rooms: 26

Rooms with ensuite WC: 11

Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • 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 Care Quality Commission* Report on Shakti Lodge: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

2 Bed Vacancies

posted 16 Nov 2017

Ensuite single occupancy rooms available for private or funded residents from £550 per week depending on needs.

Reviews

9.7 Shakti Lodge has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.652)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Shakti Lodge is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Shakti Lodge in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5.0 out of 5 from 5 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. 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 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.

    The Average Rating of 4.69 for Shakti Lodge is calculated as follows: ( (49 Excellents x 5) + (22 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 71 Ratings = 4.69

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. 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 Home to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 4.962 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Shakti Lodge is based on 5 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 5.2 positive Reviews (26 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 5.2 Target = 0.962

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    5
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Shakti Lodge?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Shakti Lodge

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Brother of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    1

My mum has been a resident of Shakti Lodge since March. In that time she has been there, she seems happy she is always in clean clothes, eats and drinks well. All meals that I have seen look nutritious. Her room is always nice and clean, tidy and well equipped. Lovely garden well secluded and tranquil.

How likely would you be to recommend Shakti Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Jo Kula, Home Manager at Shakti Lodge responded to this review on 12 Sep 2017:

Thank you very much for your lovely comments.

My brother has been a resident in Shakti Lodge for almost two years and as I live in Southern Ireland, my visits to him are limited. When I do visit him, all of the staff and management seem to have a good rapport with him and are always ready to help me if I need news about what is going on. I am very happy with the way my brother is treated.

How likely would you be to recommend Shakti Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My father moved into Shakti Lodge Care Home in Dartford, Kent in February 2013 and lived here until his death in March 2017. We felt that we were very fortunate in finding a place there. He always said that he was very content there and enjoyed all the weekly activities, including the keep fit sessions. He valued the time that staff spent with him every day and their friendship. He also said that the food was 'excellent'. He valued the privacy of his own room and often thanked the cleaning staff for keeping it tidy.
At night he slept well on a comfortable bed and was able to keep fully up to date regarding the news and sports on his television. He spent many happy hours in the lounge with other residents and in the summer, would often sit out in the well-appointed garden reading his paper or tackling puzzle books. His bedroom window looked out onto the main road and he often watched the world go by.

Overall, my father was very grateful for the time he spent at the Lodge and wished to be remembered to them in future years by means of a new garden bench.

How likely would you be to recommend Shakti Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

Jo Kula, Home Manager at Shakti Lodge responded to this review on 08 Aug 2017:

Thank you very much, Chris for this review for Shakti Lodge. The bench that you have donated is very much appreciated by other residents and staff and always remind us of Mr Ridgewell late years, his smile and lovely personality.

When visiting Shakti Lodge, the staff are always very welcoming and tell my friend that I have arrived. We find a nice comfortable seat to sit and have a chat, and a cup of tea is always offered. All the residents are very well cared for and if any of them are distressed there is always a carer on hand to reassure them until they feel calm again. If I am there at meal times, the food looks very appetising and well presented. There are various activities which most of the residents take part in and enjoy. I certainly would recommend Shakti Lodge to anyone if asked.

How likely would you be to recommend Shakti Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

Jo Kula, Home Manager at Shakti Lodge responded to this review on 21 Apr 2017:

Thank you very much for your comments, we are trying our best to make sure that residents are very well cared for and to create as homely atmosphere as possible.

Shakti Lodge was the 13th "home" I had visited on behalf of my mother and knew shortly after it was the right one for her. It is bright and cheerful. Staff always kind and considerate. Good choices of menus. Lovely garden with tables and chairs. No unpleasant smells as in many other care homes.

How likely would you be to recommend Shakti Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Shakti Lodge is really a home from home. The staff treat the residents with the utmost tenderness and respect and obviously care a great deal. My family are delighted with this brilliant home and have every confidence in the way it is run and managed. There are a range of activities for the residents and the musical afternoons are especially enjoyable. We are so pleased we chose this home to care for my Dad. Thank you to all staff who make this place feel so special.

How likely would you be to recommend Shakti Lodge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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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Staff Profiles

Jo

Jo Kula

Job Title: Home Manager

Joined: 2016

Description:

Jo has worked with older people and people living well with dementia for 16 years. Jo is committed to making a difference to the lives of the people who live and work at Shakti Lodge.

Elaine

Elaine Cappaert

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

Elaine has 15 years experience of supporting older people and is committed to delivering high quality care to our residents in a homely environment.

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