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Cornford Lane
Pembury
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN2 4QS

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Profile Strength
Excellent 91%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,395.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Lorraine Cousins is Care Home Manager at Cornford House.

Lorraine Cousins

Cornford House is a recently built home in extensive and peaceful grounds on the outskirts of Pembury Village, near Tunbridge Wells.  It provides accommodation for residents with nursing care needs and it offers a choice of either studio or one bedroom care suites.

Most of the accommodation is for physically frail older people but the home also incorporates a specialist unit to care for older people with dementia type illnesses.  Full 24 hour nursing care is available for all residents, so that most residents can have a home for life within the scheme. Residents’ spouses can also be accommodated, so that couples can stay together even when one develops the need for on-going care.

Cornford House focuses on providing relationship-centred care and so a high priority is given to fostering and nurturing relationships between residents, their family and friends and the healthcare professionals who work in and visit the home.


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Physical Disability.
Medication By Mouth, Injection, Suppository.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
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 Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
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

More details coming soon

Minimum Age
65

Our Building and Facilities

Arrangements are in place to ensure that the health care needs of the residents are satisfactorily met. All residents are registered with a local General Practitioner. Once a week a clinic is held at the home by a General Practitioner when all residents with a health problem are seen together with any resident who requests to see the doctor. The doctor visits residents in their own rooms to ensure privacy.

In order that residents can live their lives at optimum capacity we ensure regular access to ancillary health professionals. Opticians visit regularly with an annual eye test being offered to each resident. A regular chiropody clinic is held. We refer residents to the hospital when hearing aids are required and maintenance of aids is carried out on a regular basis. We have a referral system to the local dentist who is able to treat most problems in house. District nurses provide us with support and advice as required for specialist wound care and palliative care. Occupational therapy, physiotherapy and rehabilitation therapy are all available following a referral from the GP. We ensure that all residents attend booked hospital appointments and we arrange for them to be accompanied by a carer.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Chiropodist, GP, Lift, Minibus, Optician.

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

Brochures
Care Suites Brochure.pdf

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Description

We provide accommodation for residents with nursing care needs and it offers a choice of either studio or one bedroom care suites.

Our care suites:

Our care suites provide residents with much more space than nursing home bedrooms, but with the same level of nursing care and support.

As well as giving residents additional space for personal effects and mementos, our care suites differ from traditional nursing homes in three important ways:

    1. Social space with comfortable seats so that residents’ families and friends can spend good quality time together in privacy and comfort.
    2. Dining space so that residents can enjoy their meals in their own room, if they wish.
    3. A kitchenette so that residents and their guests can prepare drinks and snacks.

There is a choice of studio or one bedroom suites, all with en-suite shower rooms.  They all benefit from the secure entrance to the building.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 70
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 70

Type Of Room
Kitchenette, Shared Room, Single Room, Studio.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Catch up TV, Freeview TV, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point.

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Description

Our in-house care is planned and monitored by Registered Nurses at all times.  This enables Cornford House to be a “home for life” for most residents.

The philosophy behind our nursing care is that residents should be able to live in the home with dignity and have staff available to support them to live as full and active a life as possible.  To achieve this, our Registered Nurses endeavour to:

  • Involve residents, carers and their families in planning each resident’s care.
  • Monitor each resident’s physical well being as necessary.
  • Provide hands-on nursing care in-house.
  • Support residents in doing things for themselves and maximising their independence, including keeping contact with the outside community.
  • Plan a choice of tasty and nutritious food.
  • Take into account the needs and wishes of residents, and plan a variety of leisure and social activities.
  • Respect residents’ modesty and make sure that they look respectable, while recognising residents’ choice about what they wear.

Our Team
Lorraine Cousins
Lorraine Cousins
Manager
Louise Frampton
Louise Frampton
Sales Co-ordinator
Ron George
Ron George
Registered Nurse
Timea Kispal
Timea Kispal
Care Assistant
Vivienne Littlechild
Vivienne Littlechild
Social Co-Ordinator
Jackie Presnell
Jackie Presnell
Social Assistant
Lorraine Cousins
Lorraine Cousins
Care Home Manager
Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,395.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Kent
Region South East
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

Cornford House provides traditional home cooked food using seasonal produce wherever possible. Our cook plans the menus with input from the residents and comments from residents’ meetings. A choice of meal is always available.  Special diets such as for diabetics are catered for.

Meals can be taken in the dining room or a resident can opt to have their meal on a tray in their own room. Mealtimes are a relaxed and leisurely affair to ensure residents gain full enjoyment from their food. Where residents have difficulty in feeding themselves sensitive assistance is offered by our carers who have all received training in food hygiene.
Our cook liaises with our activities co-ordinator to plan celebratory meals when the food is appropriately themed and the tables dressed for the occasion. These celebrations are much appreciated by the residents.

A sample menu can be seen below.


We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Menu
Cornford-Menu-19-10-07.pdf
Activities Are So Important

The home has three Social Co-ordinators who co-ordinate an active programme of crafts, games and hobbies, as well as regular events, social activities and excursions.  Group activities are more popular in the main lounge to include weekly musical entertainment and a craft group.  Some recent activities include a cooking session, a quiz and an exercise group. Outside entertainers visit on a regular basis. An annual visit to a farm to see the new born lambs is always very popular.

Residents’ views are sought on what type of entertainment and outings they wish to have available and the activities programme is built on their preferences. Some residents prefer to spend time in their own room, it is their choice.

In the dementia unit, a specific programme of activities and experiences is offered with one to one attention for example reading, talking, manicure and massage.

Our Social Co-ordinators compile residents’ “Life Stories” by obtaining information from family, long standing friends, old work colleagues, etc. and assembling it into portfolios.  These help to bring back old memories and form the basis of discussions to aid reminiscences.


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Timetables
Example Activities Calendar.PNG

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Choir, Crafts, Music Entertainment, Religious Services, Singing, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Shopping.

Cornford Lane
Pembury
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN2 4QS

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/06685fd2-03d0-4915-8083-349f1984ad94
Report Published 31st October 2018
Registration Date 29th December 2010
Transport
Bus Stop nearby.

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

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

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Frequently asked questions about Cornford House

Cornford House was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in October 2018.
Cornford House provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Cornford House has 70 rooms.
Prices for Cornford House start from £1,395.00 per week.
Cornford House is owned by The Graham Care Group.
Yes. Cornford House does offer Residential care.
Yes. Cornford House does offer Respite care.
Yes. Cornford House does provide care for people with Dementia.
Cornford House accepts Local Authority clients.
Cornford House accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Lorraine Cousins is the manager of Cornford House.

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