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Camden Park
Hawkenbury
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN2 5AE

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Profile Strength
Very Good 84%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Respite
Availability Call for details
Weekly Prices From £975.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Natalie Smith is Home Manager at Birkin Lodge.

An elegant Edwardian home which has been recently refurbished to create a beautiful safe environment in keeping with the needs and wellbeing of our residents. Birkin Lodge Care Home is situated on an exclusive private road in Hawkenbury near Tunbridge Wells. Our home is located near to all the area’s amenities, including relaxing walks, shops, and just a short stroll from the train station. You’ll find us near to Dunlorlan Park which has its own boating lake.

Our bedrooms are all furnished to the highest brighterkind standard. Across our three floors we have communal lounges spread across the home,  dining rooms, a quiet lounge and a conservatory – meaning peace and quiet, or good conversation are never far away. We also have a wonderful landscaped garden and patio area, perfect for fresh air, exercise and socialising.

We offer brighterkind care – a person-centred approach that is delivered through quality care, recreation and activities, and food and dining.


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, 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, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Cancer, Epilepsy, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke.
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.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Contact Tracing We have measures in place to identify and trace contact between people in our care setting.
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Infection Screening We are using technology to screen for infections & monitor symptoms.
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
65

Our Building and Facilities

Whether you’re entertaining your family and friends, spending time with other residents or taking part in activities, our living rooms are ideal. It’s always up to you whether you want to get involved with activities – you’re more than welcome to sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere.

Spread out across the home there are a number of communal lounges, all with flat-screen TVs. The Residential Lounge and Garden Lounge are both used for entertainment and there are daily activities held in these areas. One-to-one activities are usually held in the residents’ rooms.

Birkin Lodge is surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens. To the front of the property there are some beautiful plants and mature trees, while to the rear there is a large lawn, surrounded by trees, with pathways and seating areas.

Our colourful patio has a large awning, ideal for sitting outside in the summer. It’s where we regularly serve afternoon tea, and meals when the weather is fine. The landscaped grounds are beautifully maintained and are a pleasure to walk around. In the summer we hold many activities outdoors, including garden parties and barbeques.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
No

How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Beauty Salon, Chiropodist, Dentist, Hairdressers, Lift, Minibus, Optician, Physiotherapy.

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

Brochures
Birkin Lodge brochure.pdf

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Description

This large detached care home provides accommodation in single occupancy rooms many of which have ensuite facilities. Some rooms are spacious enough for sharing.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 50
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 15

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Telephone Point.

Our Photos
Description

We’re a diverse group, from different backgrounds and with different roles, but we all have something fundamental in common – every single one of us is passionate about care.

From our Home Manager, Natalie Smith, Deputy Manager, and the care team to our chefs and receptionists, we are always on hand to help, but with enough empathy to know when to leave you be. We're people who don’t have favourites, and who are always busy creating the little moments of kindness that make a real difference to life here.

Care Homes no longer work on 'staff ratios'. brighterkind homes take pride in providing a higher level of personalised care for all our residents and have in place a suitably qualified, competent and skilled team to meet people’s care and treatment needs. Your Home Manager will discuss the level of care you require before you move in. The level of care offered may be adjusted if your care needs change


Our Team
Natalie Smith
Natalie Smith
Home Manager
Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £975.00
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,050.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Kent
Region South East
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

We firmly believe that when you eat well, you live well too. This is a core part of our brighterkind philosophy of care, centering on good nutrition and the importance of mealtimes as a social occasion.

Our dining room is always set to restaurant standards, so residents need worry about nothing but enjoying the food.

Each day our chefs prepare restaurant-style meals combining variety with a balanced diet and an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. We’re proud to say our Head Chef was chosen to represent brighterkind in the NACC Care Cook of the Year awards. Our residents get involved in helping to plan our menus, too.

The dining room is a hub of conversation and laughter, giving even our more frail residents a chance to come together and socialise. Whether it’s a barbeque or tea and scones out on the patio, we encourage our residents to make the most of living in an active and friendly environment.

Of course, when, where and who you eat with is entirely up to you. Friends and family can join you as often as you’d like (at a small charge), and our extras menu gives you the option to order snacks at any time of the day.


We Serve Food At
All day snacks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Vegan, Vegetarian.

Our Photos

Menu
brighterkindsamplemenu.pdf
Activities Are So Important

At Birkin Lodge our Magic Moments Club Co-ordinators, get to know our residents really well and will seek to provide an ever-changing programme of events and activities tailored to the needs of our residents and aimed at improving their wellbeing in terms of their mind, body and soul.

The Magic Moments Club team run a ‘Welcome to the Week Meeting’ for our Residents and families so that everyone knows what is coming up and can start looking forward to their favourite Magic Moments!

Our daily and weekly Magic Moments Club programmes are posted on our notice boards and residents and their families can take part as they wish. We also run monthly Magic Moments Club themed events where we encourage families and our local community to take part.


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Timetables
Activity timetable.PNG

Activities At Home
Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Cooking, Excursions, Gardening, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment.

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

In certain circumstances by agreement with management, pets are allowed at the home. 


Can You Bring Your Pet
Yes

Camden Park
Hawkenbury
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN2 5AE

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/70b099ef-7b27-48fb-8ab3-8532a254a9f8
Report Published 17th March 2020
Registration Date 2nd August 2016
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

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

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Birkin Lodge

Birkin Lodge was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in March 2020.
Birkin Lodge provides Nursing and Respite care.
Prices for Birkin Lodge start from £975.00 per week.
Birkin Lodge is owned by brighterkind.
No. Birkin Lodge does not offer Residential care.
Yes. Birkin Lodge does offer Respite care.
No. Birkin Lodge does not provide care for people with Dementia.
Birkin Lodge accepts Local Authority clients.
Natalie Smith is the manager of Birkin Lodge.

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