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

The Old Rectory provides companionship and safety in a delightful home.

Staff care for the elderly and ensure residents' privacy, dignity and comfort is maintained at all times.

Each staff member aims to make life as enjoyable as possible and therefore the care needs of each resident is tailored to suit.

The care home encourages residents to play an active role in the way the home is run and family and friends are always welcome to visit.

Residents can be accepted privately or through state funding.

The Old Rectory is an extended Victorian-built property with a large garden and patios. Set in the village of Dymchurch in Kent, the care home is within walking distance of the village and the famous ‘Golden Sands’.

The village is twinned with the French Town of Salbris, in which many social events are held both in the village and in France. Celebrations in the village include the famous ‘Day of Syn’, where the locals gather and re-enact scenes from the novels of Russell Thorndyke.

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 , Registered for a maximum of 35 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age

Admission Information: Ages 65+.

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Filipino, Spanish; Castilian

Single Rooms: 27

Shared Rooms: 4

Rooms with ensuite WC: 24

Weekly Charges Guide: Personal Care Single £670 – £760 , Personal Care Shared (per person) £670 – £760 (These prices are only a guideline, please contact The Old Rectory to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

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 Care Quality Commission* Report on The Old Rectory: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

2 Bed Vacancies

posted 27 Sep 2017

1 En-suite Room with wet room1 en-suite room

Reviews

9.6 The Old Rectory has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.561)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for The Old Rectory 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 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Old Rectory in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 6 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 4.704 for The Old Rectory is calculated as follows: ( (101 Excellents x 5) + (40 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 142 Ratings = 4.704

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 4.857 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Old Rectory is based on 6 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 7 positive Reviews (35 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 7 Target = 0.857

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Old Rectory?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Old Rectory

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    5
  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    3
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    3
  • Wife of Resident/Service User
    1

Mum was happy and well cared for over the last eighteen months and all the staff and management are very caring and compassionate at all times. The Old Rectory has a lovely atmosphere and is warm and very clean, the food is good and there are lots of activities for the residents, family and friends are always made welcome at any time.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Rectory? 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

When my Dad moved in 3 months ago it was a very difficult time in his life but all staff and management immediately made him feel very welcome and at home, helping him to settle and meet his individual needs.
There is a warm, comfortable, homely atmosphere and everyone is friendly and caring.
We are always made to feel welcome when we visit and any problems are discussed promptly with me.
I have been very happy with all aspects of my Dad's care and so pleased I chose The Old Rectory as I feel that he is so well cared for.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

This is a small privately owned care home which has a wonderful and caring atmosphere. My father lived here for almost six years untill his death and he was very happy, with wonderful considerate staff to look after him. We were always made welcome when we visited and were fully informed about his welfare and activities. We would higly recommend this care home.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

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

My mother is happy and well cared for. The management are helpful and obliging. The staff show care and thoughtfulness when required. The overall cleanliness of the care home is excellent and they cater very well for everyone's needs.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

A wonderful residential home, very proactive with activities and inclusion of residents. A wonderful setting, lovely garden, fantastic and friendly staff. Epitomises what a residential home should be.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My friend, Thomas C, is 87 years old and has been widowed for some seven years. We attempted to look after him at home but this was not possible as he is suffering from advanced Alzheimer's disease and lived some distance away and both my wife and I are in our late seventies. He was admitted to The Old Rectory some five years ago and has never been happier or better looked after.
The staff are very kind and helpful and the management are always ready to help in the unlikely event that we have a problem
We are very happy with the situation as is he.
The home is very clean and is kept warm even in the coldest weather
Tom is well looked after even though he is mentally failing.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very clean home, staff all pleasant and helpful as are the management/owners.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Rectory? 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

Very friendly, yet highly professional environment. The residents all seem well cared for, the decor of the home is bright and modern. Any queries raised are dealt with effectively and immediately. There seems to be a real buzz during the day with activities and outings. A lovely garden with easy access from the lounge. A modern lift for ease of access to all floors.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

On average I visited every week and was always welcomed by the staff and management. Staff encourage all the residents to join in with the activities but if they prefer to stay in their room or have a snooze their wishes are respected. Residents are treated with dignity and independence and self-reliance is encouraged. It is always a great upheaval to put a loved one into care but the staff work well to make the transition as happy as possible.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

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: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

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

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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Awards / Recognitions

March 2017

November 2016

National Care Awards finalist 2017

Recipient: The Old Rectory

Date: Tuesday 29 Nov 2016

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October 2016

Kent Care Awards 2016

Recipient: The Old Rectory

Date: Friday 07 Oct 2016

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Kent Care Awards 2016

Recipient: The Old Rectory

Date: Friday 07 Oct 2016

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