Barchester Newington Court Care Home

Keycol Hill, Newington, Sittingbourne ME9 7LG

Barchester Newington Court Care Home, Sittingbourne, Kent
Barchester Newington Court Care Home, Sittingbourne, Kent
Barchester Newington Court Care Home, Sittingbourne, Kent

Newington Court Care Home is situated in the village of Newington on the outskirts of Sittingbourne. A professional team provide first-class 24-hour nursing care alongside expert care for people with dementia in the Memory Lane Community.

A team of highly-qualified and attentive staff focus on the individual needs of residents with a tailored care plan for each person. Dedication can be seen across the board - in cooking, hospitality, organised activities and regular music therapy sessions for all residents.

Suited to meet your needs now and in the future to ensure you get the most from your retirement years.

Group: Barchester Healthcare Ltd

Person in charge: Amanda Oxley (General Manager)

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

Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 58 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Eating Disorders • Learning Disability • Mental Health Condition • No Medical Intervention • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment

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

Admission Information: Ages 40+.

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Spanish; Castilian, Hindi, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian

Single Rooms: 54

Shared Rooms: 2

Rooms with ensuite WC: 48

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Physiotherapy • Separate Dementia Care Unit • 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 • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Visiting:

You are welcome to visit without an appointment.

Parking:

The home has their own private car park for visitors.

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Barchester Newington Court Care Home: click here

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

Bed Vacancies

Bed Vacancies

posted 30 Oct 2017

We currently have limited availability. Please contact us to discuss your needs further, we would love to welcome you for a visit.

Reviews

9.5 Barchester Newington Court Care Home has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.548)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Barchester Newington Court Care Home is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 22 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Barchester Newington Court Care Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 20 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 4.548 for Barchester Newington Court Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (165 Excellents x 5) + (77 Goods x 4) + (16 Satisfactorys x 3) + (3 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 261 Ratings = 4.548

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Barchester Newington Court Care Home is based on 20 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 11.6 positive Reviews (58 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 20 Reviews ÷ 11.6 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    14
  • Good
    7
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    22
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Barchester Newington Court Care Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    13
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    4
  • Husband of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Daughter-in-law of Resident/Service User
    1
  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    1
  • more

All of the staff at Newington Court have been friendly, helpful and supportive to my father and all of his visitors every time we have visited (ie every day).
This has been true of cleaners, nurses, administrators, all the way through the organisation.
They have always met the challenges of their roles with a smile, a good heart and a caring, professional attitude.
I don't think we could have asked for better.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

My dad was admitted to Newington Court swiftly and was warmly welcomed. He has now been there for two weeks and has settled in very well indeed. The staff are lovely to him and also to my mother and I when we visit. The food is excellent and the "Memory Lane" environment seems therapeutic to all the patients.
The staff are well-informed about dad's condition and very helpful about providing information to the family.
I am very impressed with the standards maintained there.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home? 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

All staff at Newington Court are friendly, kind and considerate, not just to the residents but to family members too. The nurses are all helpful and very professional. Since Mum has been in here she has been looked after with great care and consideration. The atmosphere in the home is lovely.
My only concern is the lack of staff on the second floor. Particularly during the afternoon. Most residents on this floor need hoisting. If several buzzers are pressed at once it is very difficult for the staff and also unfair to both residents and staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Very friendly, caring and helpful team. Any problems or concerns listened to and taken on board. Residents responded to on a personal level.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Good

Caring & accommodating.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home? 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

Mum had been in a care home in South London, which whilst charging 50% more than Newington Court, was the polar opposite to their attitude to residents. We cannot praise the staff enough, who in our opinion looked after our mother almost like she was their own. Please pass on our immense gratitude to them for making the last few months of our Mum’s life more bearable.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home? 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

We are very happy with the care my mum receives.
She is always well presented and appears to be very happy and settled.
If we have any questions they are usually answered satisfactorily.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home? 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: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Mum loves living at Newington Court. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Food is good.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Staff friendly and very caring. All aspects of care taken into consideration - health and mental well-being and social needs. My relative became a resident in March 2017 and at this point, could not walk, had lost weight and incontinent. Now 4 months later, the care home has facilitated walking, weight is now normal and toilet needs are reasonably independent. The turn around in the resident's health and well-being has been a marvel and due to the care undertaken at this care home.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Mum was very agitated when she first arrived, her tablets were reviewed by the doctor with help from the carer and the situation improved. After Mum had an operation for breast cancer, the carer arranged a district nurse to change the dressing when the breast care nurses were unavailable.
Also very caring when her appetite diminished trying to find things to tempt her. Another review of tablets then occurred when she was having trouble swallowing her tablets. She is now much more relaxed and happy within herself and I am able to take her out more.
Each time we return she is always greeted with smiles and kind words which make such a difference. Carers could not be kinder.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care 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 feel that Falcon Place needs to install the Internet and another phone line as this is invaluable when continuity of care is so important for the residents.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Poor

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The care home generally look after Mum's personal hygiene, food, medication needs very well. I find it disappointing that there is no internet or direct phone as with dementia I would find it very helpful to keep Mum visually in touch with her extended family.
Care can vary from person (carer) to carer. Generally, Mum is settled and very happy could do with more organised activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Poor

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Activities: Poor

Management: Satisfactory

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Amanda Oxley, General Manager at Barchester Newington Court Care Home responded to this review on 31 Jul 2017:

Thank you for your comments, the internet is being connected very shortly.

The staff at Falcon Place have looked after my mother very well. I am impressed by the care and dedication of the team.
The staff are always kind and considerate.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

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'm very happy with the care given to Mum. The staff are good with mum and keep us informed about any problems. I would hope that if I ever needed to live in a home, it would be as this home is.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Satisfactory

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I have always found the regular staff to be very welcoming to residents and families in a very caring and professional manner.
Although at times things are stressful the staff deal with matters promptly and discreetly.
We are kept informed of any problems and our views are always considered.
When looking for homes for Mum, this was by far one of the best. 'A home from home'.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I visited today Newington Court and was very happy with the care and support I saw. I have not visited many care homes but this feels more like a hotel than a care home. The food that was being served looked great and I loved the fact that residents were having a glass of wine.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Amanda Oxley, General Manager at Barchester Newington Court Care Home responded to this review on 08 May 2017:

Thank you for your kind review, we are very proud of our home here at Newington Court.

My mum came to this home in October 2016. Since my mum has been here all the staff who have treated my mum are lovely, they have helped get her settled. All the carers and nurses on floor one are very caring with my mum's needs. All the nurses are outstanding.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home? 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

Ever since my dad has been in this home, he has improved greatly. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff, they are very helpful, even towards visitors. 100% perfect.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home? 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

Dad spent the last six months of his life in the care of Newington Court. At all times family members were welcomed with Mum visiting Dad daily. Newington Court provided a homely environment for Dad with kind and patient nurses and care workers looking after him when he was at his most vulnerable. The staff extended their kindness to Mum during her daily visits which was greatly appreciated as she has dementia too. We feel fortunate to have found such a high standard of care with a homely environment on our doorstep.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home? 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: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

Barchester Newington Court Care Home is warm, inviting and secure. Staff and management are polite, caring and easy to talk to. It seems to be a well-run care home.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home? 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

Amanda Oxley, General Manager at Barchester Newington Court Care Home responded to this review on 24 Nov 2016:

Thank you so much for you review, it was a pleasure looking after your wife.

Kind friendly staff, nothing is too much trouble. My mum has been well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Satisfactory

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Mum was only at Newington Court for 2 weeks. However she was quickly treated as "one of the family". Her death was handled with caring and dignity. We, the family, were always warmly welcomed, it was a comfort to know she was being so well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester Newington Court Care Home? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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