Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre

10 High Road, Wilmington, Dartford DA2 7EG

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 , Registered for a maximum of 37 Service Users

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

Directions:

Access only from B258 – not from A2. Use the road name “High Road, Wilmington” or postcode DA2 7EH when using Sat Navs.

Visiting:

We maintain an open-hours visiting policy, which means relatives and friends are welcome to drop by and see their loved ones at any time. Families are always welcome to join their relatives for afternoon tea or lunch.

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

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

Bed Vacancies

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Reviews

9.5 Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.459)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 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 4.783 for Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre is calculated as follows: ( (47 Excellents x 5) + (13 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.783

  • 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 4.676 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre 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 7.4 positive Reviews (37 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 7.4 Target = 0.676

  • 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
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    5
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Sonya Lodge Residential Care Centre

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Granddaughter of Resident/Service User
    1

My mum has been treated with dignity and respect from the beginning of her stay at Sonya Lodge. All the staff are friendly and courteous. They are all knowledgeable about mum. Her room is spacious, well decorated, clean and comfortable. Mum is well cared for and very well fed. The food at Sonya Lodge is amazing. I am very happy that my brother and I were lucky enough to find mum a place at Sonya Lodge.

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

9/5/16 I was so happy to arrive to visit my dad to find an entertainer singing, also getting the other residents stimulated enough for some of them to get up and have a dance. My dads sister and I had a very enjoyable afternoon with my dad, thanks again.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Sonya Lodge was recommended by an acquaintance whose mother had been a resident. From our first visit with my mother, and on visits to her during her five month residency, staff have been friendly, helpful and welcoming. Observing the interaction between staff and residents one can see the genuine care that is given which results in a genuinely happy atmosphere in the home.
Since my mother moved into Sonya Lodge we have had complete peace of mind that she is receiving the best possible care and know that we are kept completely in the picture with regards to every matters concerning her welfare. In my mother's words "I am content and couldn't be in a better place".

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My mum has been at Sonya Lodge for 8 weeks now and has settled so well. I was racked with guilt at the decision that I could no longer support her in her own home but I needn't have worried at all.
My mum is so happy and contented and well looked after. All the staff are very loving, caring and my mum gives them all a kiss. She has been taken out on lots of outings by the wonderful entertainment lady. I couldn't recommend this home enough. Mum is happy and I am not constantly worrying about her.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

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 grandfather suffers with dementia. Sonya Lodge immediately gave me the feeling of security from the moment we first visited. It has a home from home atmosphere with incredibly skilled staff who can deal with the changing moods that dementia brings.
The residents come first at Sonya Lodge, they are treated like family and staff take the time to treat residents with dignity and genuinely care for the ingredients. Family are always encouraged to join in many activities and have an open visiting.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

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: Excellent

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