Rusthall Lodge Care Home

Nellington Road
Tunbridge Wells


Profile Strength
Very Good 80%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Respite
Availability Call for details
Weekly Prices From £1,175.00
Regulator's Rating Good
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Care Provider: Rusthall Lodge Housing Association Limited

Meet The Manager

Hilary Taylor is Manager at Rusthall Lodge Care Home.

Rusthall Lodge is a well-established, ‘not-for-profit’ care home situated close to Tunbridge Wells. We are a successful stand-alone care home that has been in operation for over 50 years. The home enjoys an excellent reputation for providing quality care. Our aim is to always preserve the self-respect of those who depend upon the support of others in an atmosphere of dignity, respect and trust.

At Rusthall Lodge we react positively and sympathetically to the varying needs of our residents, and every detail is designed with those needs in mind. We recognise that delivering outstanding care and service is a given and should not be seen as a benefit or luxury.

We are dedicated to making a better day for you every day and aligning our care and services to your individual needs.

Our vision is to provide excellent care and support, to continuously improve the quality of our services; to make people’s lives better, every day and to make a difference, not a surplus.

Our Charitable ethos determines that the majority of surplus funds from the Lodge are re-invested for the benefit of our residents and staff; ensuring they have a safe and caring Home to live in and a well-equipped and safe setting to work in. As a Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 - 17413R, this reinvestment of funds into the fabric and daily life at Rusthall Lodge helps us provide a unique Home in the care market; stand-alone, not-for-profit, with a heritage that's over fifty years old.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, End of Life, Palliative, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age

Residents' Contract Example.pdf
Our Building and Facilities

Our heritage is firmly set in the past, but our thinking and our approach to care is towards the future.

Rusthall Lodge began life as the former home of Miss Margaret Fremlin; a grand Victorian/Edwardian house that sat in beautiful grounds. In the mid-60s, the Council of Service Housing Society based in Monson Road, Tunbridge Wells identified a need to “provide for local people of limited means and in need of care and attention”.

As a result of Miss Fremlin’s generosity and the dedication and hard work and kindness of a number of other local benefactors and supporters, Rusthall Lodge opened on 1st January 1968.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Jan 1968

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Chiropodist, Dentist, GP, Hairdressers, Lift, Optician.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Individual Heating Controls.

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About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 69

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View, Step Free Access.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Internet Access, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point.

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At Rusthall Lodge we offer you a homely, safe and enabling environment that encourages our staff to support the people we care for. Our primary aim is to be a centre of excellence to better help people in our home.

Rusthall Lodge believes that every person in our care has the right to fulfil an independent lifestyle in a safe environment that offers freedom of choice, privacy, and dignity. Our staff deliver that individualised care compassionately with years of experience.

We ensure that our values of...

Not for profit



Local care for local people

Community, and

Meaningful relationships

...are upheld and embedded within the fabric of our Home.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,175.00
Nursing Fees From £1,351.00
Weekly Respite Fees From £1,250.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Kent
Region South East
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

Our Chef and catering team prepare our main meals daily and we aim to make the dining experience as pleasurable as possible. The main meal options are normally at lunchtime with lighter options available for supper. As well as getting to know you, the team get to know your food likes and dislikes, ensuring you receive a tasty, balanced nutritious meal in homely surroundings. Texture modified meals are also a key part to meal service for people who experience swallowing difficulties. Drinks and snacks are served all day with light refreshments available through the night.

With sufficient notice, our staff are able to provide a catering service for birthday celebrations and for less happy occasions when they arise. We can also arrange nutritious packed lunches when hospital appointments have been booked.

We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Activities Are So Important

Moving into a care home is one of the most difficult decisions anybody can make and should not be a reason or time to compromise.

Our philosophy of care is to provide a holistic person-centred service that promotes Wellness, Happiness and Kindness in an environment where family and friends are encouraged to visit and spend time with you. We want your time at Rusthall Lodge to be one that is far from compromised; a life enhanced by services that help you live an active and engaging life, whatever your interests are for as long as possible.

Every week there are a wide range of engaging and exciting activities to take part in; many of which involve the residents in the design and delivery. The weekly schedule is delivered to every room and displayed throughout the home.

Our wellbeing assistants provide our residents with the opportunity to socialise and where possible, they complement one another so activities support different aspects of older people's independence and mental wellbeing, such as their physical health, their sense of belonging to a community and their sense of purpose. We also have regular trips out to local attractions.

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Christmas schedule 2019.pdf

Activities At Home
Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Music, Painting, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Nellington Road
Tunbridge Wells

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
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Report Published 8th January 2020
Registration Date 20th January 2011
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church.

Nearby Services
Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Rusthall Lodge Care Home

Rusthall Lodge Care Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in January 2020.
Rusthall Lodge Care Home provides Nursing and Respite care.
Prices for Rusthall Lodge Care Home start from £1,175.00 per week.
Rusthall Lodge Care Home comes under Kent.
Rusthall Lodge Care Home accepts Local Authority clients.
Rusthall Lodge Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Hilary Taylor is the manager of Rusthall Lodge Care Home.

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