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Profile Strength
Excellent 90%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £975.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Silvia Gurgu is Home Manager at Oakdale.

Silvia began working at Oakdale as a senior carer on May 2005. In October 2012 she became the deputy Manager and in September 2021 Silvia became the Home Manager working alongside Melanie.

Silvia Gurgu

Oakdale is a wonderful home for people with dementia requiring a low to medium level of care assistance. You will find the warmest and friendliest of welcomes in beautiful surroundings. The My Home Life programme has transformed Oakdale helping our residents to live their lives as they wish, maintain links with their community and find new interests and hobbies. We offer superb home-cooked food with a range of choices available daily. Our activity co-ordinator arranges a wealth of daily events and activities to suit all tastes.

Situated in the beautiful area of Thundersley and backing onto green belt land in the county of Essex, Oakdale is the perfect location for a residential care home for older people. Located on the main A13, the home is situated close to the two shopping centres of Benfleet and Hadleigh attracting excellent local transport facilities.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Complex Care, End of Life, High Dependency, Palliative, Personal care, Support for Couples.
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.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Challenging Behaviour, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, Violent Behaviour, 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

All current Government/PHE/NHS/CQC guidelines are adhered to and updated as and when required. Visits inside take place in bedrooms. We are conducting regular testing and training. We are undergoing more rigorous infection control.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
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

All inside visits take place in the residents bedroom to aid infection control and privacy.

Visits can also take place in our courtyard or large garden.

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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Our Building and Facilities

The accommodation is on two floors which are served by stairway and shaft lift to all levels. The home has 3 lounges, 2 of which open onto a conservatory housing a dining area with a bright airy ambience as well as a quiet lounge for residents to use as they wish. There is a fabulous secure garden festooned with flowers, shrubs and trees enjoyed by our residents and visitors throughout the year.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Hairdressers, Lift.

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

How 'Smart' Are We?
Electronic Visitor Register, Reduce Plastic Use, Virtual Reality.


Our Photos


There are 25 bedrooms of which 10 have en-suite facilities, with 2 double bedrooms suitable for couples or friends wishing to share. 

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 27
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 10

Type Of Room
Shared Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Telephone Point.

Our Photos

Our well-trained team of staff are dedicated to providing the best possible care to our residents. Our aim is to make sure that everyone who lives at Oakdale can continue to have a lifestyle that they choose. This applies to every aspect of daily life from choice of food and activities to meeting friends and family. 

Our Team
Silvia Gurgu
Silvia Gurgu
Home Manager

Silvia began working at Oakdale as a senior carer on May 2005. In October 2012 she became the deputy Manager and in September 2021 Silvia became the Home Manager working alongside Melanie.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £975.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,000.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £975.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Essex
Region East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding 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.

Styles of Food Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegetarian
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Activities Are So Important

We always want to find out about our resident’s life histories, interests, hobbies, likes and dislikes. Our aim is to develop an interesting and engaging activity programme offering everyone choice, variety and a fulfilling social life.

Our Photos

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

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Shopping.
Our Pets

Pets are allowed at the Manager's discretion

Can You Bring Your Pet

123 Kiln Road

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Outstanding
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 16th February 2021
Last rated 11th March 2020

10th March 2021

11th March 2020

1st July 2017

Registration Date 27th October 2016
Service Provider Oakdale Care Home Ltd, CT16 3EL
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

Nearby Services
Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.
Our Awards Top 20 Rates Care Home in the East of England 2021 Top 20 Rates Care Home in the East of England 2021

Frequently asked questions about Oakdale

Oakdale was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in March 2020.
Oakdale provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Prices for Oakdale start from £975.00 per week.
Oakdale is owned by Abode Care Homes.
Yes. Oakdale does offer Residential care.
Yes. Oakdale does offer Respite care.
Yes. Oakdale does provide care for people with Dementia.
Oakdale accepts Local Authority clients.
Oakdale accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Silvia Gurgu is the manager of Oakdale.

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