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Bradbury House
Royal British Legion Industries Village
Aylesford
Kent
ME20 7NF

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Very Good 87%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,400.00
Regulator's Rating Requires Improvement
Meet The Manager

Christine Smith is The Home Manager at Bradbury House.

Christine qualified as an RGN in September2013 working as a registered nurse on the orthopaedic ward at Darenth Valley Hospital. From there she went to work at a mental health unit, in Maidstone as a team leader. Christine then progressed to a Barchester Care home in Surrey as a Deputy Manager and from there to Dartford working in amultisite care home also as the Deputy Manager. She is very passionate about her work and the people in her care, both residents and staff. Christine has gained a significant amount of knowledge which she brings with her to RBLI.

Bradbury House has gone through a major refurbishment, to totally update and modernise the home. It now has a dedicated state-of-the-art dementia unit and a complex nursing unit. This exciting refurbishment is now complete, and the home is taking new residents.

The team are pleased to say that Bradbury House’s refurbishment will see the home become a truly leading home for its residents – particularly those who face daily challenges due to dementia. The home is looking phenomenal and is a now a great reflection of the first-class support RBLI provides. 

Bradbury House is situated in pleasant grounds, as part of the Royal British Legion Village, where it has looked to make a positive difference to the lives of those with nursing needs since opening in 1993.

Having been purpose-built, the home is ideal for older people with a physical disability and many other nursing requirements, dementia, as well as offering respite.

There are 50 en-suite rooms and staff support privacy, while residents are able to make the most of the many comfortable social areas and activities, including health and well-being activities specially run by the home.

At Bradbury House the team strive to provide a fulfilling, independent and happy life for the people who live here. They are a very caring and respectful team knowing that the residents are at the heart of everything they do. Team members are of the understanding that they work in the residents' home, they do not live in their workplace.

A good staff-to-resident ratio allows the home to support a fulfilling lifestyle and achieve peace of mind for loved ones.


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Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Complex Care, Convalescence, End of Life, High Dependency, Palliative, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Crohns, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Pain Management, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Ulcerative Colitis.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Frontotemporal, Lewy Body, Mixed Dementias, Picks Disease, Vascular Dementia.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

Weekly PCR testing, booked visits, essential care givers, PPE provided.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

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Minimum Age
60

Our Building and Facilities

Bradbury House is a 50 bed luxury residential nursing home, providing; permanent and respite (short stay care) in comfortable home-from-home surroundings. With comfortable lounges, dining areas and activities to enjoy.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Jan 1993

How Many Floors We Have
2

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Coffee Shop / Café, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Chiropodist, Coffee Shop, Dentist, GP, Hairdressers, Lift, Minibus.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Private Garden(s), Seating, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

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Description

Bradbury House is a 50 bed luxury residential nursing home, providing; permanent, and respite (short stay care) in comfortable home-from-home surroundings.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 50
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 50

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Balcony, Direct Garden Access, Furnished, Garden View, Step Free Access.

Room Facilities
Balcony, Catch up TV, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Private Patio, Safe, Secure Access, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point, Wifi.

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Description

At Gavin Astor House we want our residents to be as independent as possible and aim to provide a wide range of services for leisure and health support


Our Team
Christine Smith
Christine Smith
The Home Manager

Christine qualified as an RGN in September2013 working as a registered nurse on the orthopaedic ward at Darenth Valley Hospital. From there she went to work at a mental health unit, in Maidstone as a team leader. Christine then progressed to a Barchester Care home in Surrey as a Deputy Manager and from there to Dartford working in amultisite care home also as the Deputy Manager. She is very passionate about her work and the people in her care, both residents and staff. Christine has gained a significant amount of knowledge which she brings with her to RBLI.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,400.00
Nursing Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,400.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £1,350.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Kent
Region South East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

Choice Dining Logo

Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

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Activities Are So Important

We have an in-house Lifestyle and Wellbeing Manager who organises a wide range of activities, including classes and day trips.

There are also many events and social opportunities around the Village throughout the year.

We provide a full and varied wellbeing programme for our residents, typically between 10am and 4pm each day. Events range from knitting, arts and crafts, karaoke and other games to visiting entertainers, pet farms and organised day trips. All residents have the choice of taking part. For those who are less able we provide 1:1 activities such as hand massage or reading.


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Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Crosswords, Flower Arranging, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Singing, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Shopping, Shopping Centre.

Bradbury House
Royal British Legion Industries Village
Aylesford
Kent
ME20 7NF

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Requires Improvement
Safe Requires Improvement
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 27th April 2022
Last rated 31st May 2022
Reports

31st May 2022

31st May 2022

12th June 2018

26th January 2017

5th November 2015

2nd October 2013

30th May 2013

2nd July 2012

Registration Date 19th January 2011
Service Provider Royal British Legion Industries Ltd, ME20 7NL
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Bank, Chemist, Church, Garden Centre, Hospital, Library, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Post Office, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops, Surgery.

Frequently asked questions about Bradbury House

Bradbury House was given an overall rating of "Requires Improvement" by the CQC in May 2022.
Bradbury House provides Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Bradbury House has 50 rooms.
Bradbury House is owned by RBLI.
No. Bradbury House does not offer Residential care.
Yes. Bradbury House does offer Respite care.
Yes. Bradbury House does provide care for people with Dementia.
Bradbury House accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Christine Smith is the manager of Bradbury House.

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