Rosewood Care Home
Care Home in Dartford, Kent

Introduction

Rosewood Dementia Residential Care Home is situated in Greenhithe and provides a "Home from Home" atmosphere; providing round the clock support for the people who require "our love and care" This is based upon person centred care planning, which means we respect every residents individuality and tailor their care needs to this.

Rosewood Care Home Dartford Kent - Building
Rosewood Care Home Dartford Kent - Front Green
Rosewood Care Home Dartford Kent - Lounge
Rosewood Care Home Dartford Kent - Bedroom
Rosewood Care Home Dartford Kent - Patio Area
Rosewood Care Home Dartford Kent - Rear Garden
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Facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Visitor parking
  • Ensuite rooms available
  • Home cooked food
  • Nurse call system
  • Accessible gardens
  • Separate lounge and dining rooms
  • Security access
  • Telephone Points (available in some rooms)
  • Television Points (available in some rooms)
  • Bath hoists
  • General hoists
  • Internel lift
  • Maintenance team

Types of care

  • Residential Care
  • Dementia Care
  • Respite Care

About Rosewood Care Home

Rosewood Care Home cares for the elderly who are living with dementia. We pride ourselves on ensuring that your relative is able to participate in the running of the home, and are promoted to continue to live a "normal" life, where they will go to bed feeling a sense of achievement and self-worth.

The home is conveniently situated close to Bluewater Shopping Centre and is served well by local bus routes. The mainline train station, Greenhithe, is close by and there is also easy access by car via the A2. There is a selection of shops nearby at Swanscombe and Stone, including a Post Office and newsagents.

Regular programmes of outings are arranged and in-house parties and entertainment provide an interesting and varied social life. We also employ an activities co-ordinator who arranges a variety of activities to suit both groups and individuals, which encourages participation. We use reminiscence for a strong basis for our activities.

Care

The Rosewood Care Home in Dartford, Kent is a member of the Charing Healthcare network of care homes. For more than 20 years, Charing Healthcare has provided the highest-quality care for seniors from all walks of life facing a variety of individual challenges. Our team go to extraordinary lengths to provide your loved one with a healthy, active environment where they feel a part of the social fabric and partake in a range of uplifting activities.

Privacy and dignity are extremely important to our residents. Our staff are respectful of this, and realise how important this is to the people entrusted into our care. Our team of staff are dedicated to providing a high quality of care and are trained to a very high standard. We believe strongly that life history is an invaluable tool that we can use to tailor the care to your loved one's needs.

Here at Rosewood care home, we work closely and regularly with local doctors, district nurses, chiropodists, dentist, optician and many other professional agencies to ensure the right care is given to the resident and adopts a person-centred approach to care.

Staff

Each member of our staff is required to undergo rigorous training in first aid, infection control, food handling, manual handling and many other areas to ensure they have the skill set to meet our resident’s needs. This ensures your loved one is never subjected to unexpected or unnecessary risk. Every member of the Rosewood Care Home staff is also required to update their skillset on a regular basis in order to stay current with the latest advances in the care of those living with dementia.

All of our staff have been chosen by Charing Healthcare for their outstanding qualifications, high level of dedication and agreeable personal manner. 

Facilities

The home is decorated to a high standard and offers a "homely feel", providing comfort and security. We have a total of forty-two bedrooms; en-suite facilities are available and all rooms are equipped with nurse call points and wash hand basins. The majority of the rooms are single but there are three double bedded rooms which are available to offer shared accommodation if this is needed. We encourage families to bring in personal possessions so that their loved one's room resembles "home".

On the ground floor, there is a large dining room area which has an open aspect to the day room. The dining room leads directly onto a patio and flower garden where residents, family and friends can take refreshments and enjoy quality time together in the sunshine.

The home has a lift to assist residents up and down from their bedrooms. Each room is fitted with a call bell system, which can be used to seek assistance and all our bedrooms are fitted with a suite of furniture. The home also has a hairdressing room where our residents can have their hair cut by our visiting hairdresser.

Food & Drink

At the Rosewood Care Home in Dartford we offer home-cooked food and ensure that there is always a good choice for our residents to choose from. Special dietary needs are catered for and residents who need additional support with eating and drinking are assisted in a dignified and discreet manner. Our menus are constantly monitored by the Manager and a nutritionist is involved in any changes that may be necessary.

We offer all our clients 3 meals a day, which are breakfast, lunch and high tea, as well as snacks and refreshments throughout the day. We offer a variety of dishes to choose from our menu each day for each meal. Rosewood has a seasonal menu, which works on a 4 weekly cycle. Our food is freshly brought in, homemade and nutritionally balanced, which we feel is very important. Our menus may vary slightly depending on the client's needs/like's, please feel free to take a look at our Summer Menu.

Testimonials

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By T W (Niece of Resident) 18/05/2021, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

The staff at Rosewood were truly wonderful and made the last few weeks of my auntie's life as good as they could possibly be. They were fantastic in communicating with us and we were very grateful for everything they did.

By Charlie C (Son of Resident) 01/04/2021, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

My Mum stayed at Rosewood for around six weeks last year between leaving hospital and going home. The staff, particularly the manager, were very helpful and good-natured at a time when they were working under very difficult circumstances. I would definitely recommend Rosewood on this basis.

By Jessica O (Daughter of Resident) 18/02/2021, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

I'm writing this for anyone who is in the same difficult position we once were, trying to find the BEST home for a loved one and not knowing where to start! I hope it helps to reassure you of how incredible Rosewood is and how caring the staff are! Nan moved into a different care home in September 2020 after we could no longer care for her. It was the most difficult time, especially with the pandemic. Unfortunately Nan didn't settle well, and for various other reasons, we decided to move her. We first spoke to Rosewood's Manager, Carol, who got back to us straight away and answered all our questions. We were so worried about moving Nan again, but Carol went above and beyond to advise and reassure us. We confirmed Nan's place at Rosewood and Carol was so helpful and always available (in comparison, I was never able to get a response or speak to the previous home Manager). Not only that, Nan's new room was redecorated to her taste to ensure she felt at home. As Nan's moving day approached, the pandemic kept throwing curveballs, plus it was between Christmas and NY. Nevertheless, Carol was flexible about the whole situation and focused on accommodating whatever was best and safest for Nan. As Nan arrived at Rosewood, there was an entourage of staff waiting to welcome her and they couldn't have been nicer to me as I once again said goodbye not knowing when I'd see her next. Since then Nan has settled in extremely well and we've had regular calls and updates. Sadly, Rosewood, like so many other homes, has had to deal with COVID. This was of course worrying but Carol and the team have worked hard and tirelessly to keep Nan safe and keep us updated with weekly emails. What's more, whilst working long hours and prioritising care, the team have taken the time to video call so Nan could see us! Carol and the team put their hearts and souls into taking care of all the residents at Rosewood. Nan's care is personalised to her needs and they encourage her to be as independent as possible. They don't let Nan's dementia define her, which is so refreshing! Carol has even coloured Nan's hair whilst the hairdresser cannot visit because Nan's appearance is so important to her. We have now been able to see Nan via a window visit and Nan is once again looking well, healthy and so happy! This is all thanks to Carol and the team! Plus, we cannot forget Buddy the dog, who Nan is in love with! I really hope this helps you with your decision, you will not regret putting your loved ones care into the hands of the wonderful Carol, Kerry and all the Rosebuds!

By Dr R (Doctor) 05/02/2021, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

It is a pleasure to look after Rosewood, and I am always impressed with the care you give the residents and the support your seniors give me- can I make a special mention of Vicky D, who has been fantastic. It is clear when I read emails from relatives and speak to them, how impressed and happy they are with the Rosewood team- so thank you and keep up the good work. You are right we will beat COVID and there is some light at the end of the tunnel with vaccinations, but for now I am hoping and praying for the residents and staff at this incredibly difficult time for you all, and remain here when you need me.

By Dave (Son of Resident) 16/01/2021, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

Hi carol, thank you for all the home has done for dad, I know the recent months were a bit harder but as a home for him I could not have chosen better. The staff were always fantastic with him and he was very settled there. I always felt welcome and got on with the staff as well.

By IH Family 08/12/2020, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

To all the staff at Rosewood, you will always have our gratitude. I want to say thank you for all the wonderful love and care you gave to my mum over the last 3 years

By Nina C (Daughter of Resident) 01/07/2020, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

So thankful to Head Office, the Manager and Staff at Rosewood care home for their care and support during the Coronavirus outbreak. As Rosewood was promptly shut down before the government lockdown rules there have been no cases of the virus in the home. I have visited my Mother looking through the window most weeks and the staff continue with their kind and caring attitude making sure Mum is by the window so I can see her and talk to her which has helped so much at this difficult time. Thank you all once again.

By Alison M (Daughter of Resident) 18/06/2020, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

My mum has been at Rosewood care home for just over 18 months following a number of falls at home which resulted in her fracturing her hip and needing an operation. Her dementia had deteriorated so she wasn't able to go home. It took a while for her to become settled at Rosewood but now she seems happy and content. She is looked after well by the staff and I can rest assured that she is receiving the care she needs. Food is varied, nutritious and plentiful and it is good to know that she is eating home-cooked meals. The staff are always friendly and have a good relationship with mum.

By Sue F (Cousin of Resident) 11/06/2020, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

Despite lockdown, the nurses and carers at the home have kept in constant touch with me regarding care and anything going on in the home. My relative had her birthday and she was made a cake, fussed over and I was able to facetime her. They are very thoughtful, understanding and caring and I couldn't wish for a nicer, safer place for my relative to be.

By Jacqueline J (Daughter of Resident) 11/06/2020, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

My Mother was admitted to Rosewood care home in January 2020 after a series of falls left her in hospital. She had a three week assessment period at Rosewood and it was decided that she was unable to go back to her own property, and would remain in Rosewood. As she has Alzheimer's disease, it is difficult to say if she is happy but she appears to be content to remain at Rosewood. I have been very impressed with all the staff and their ability to deal with my Mother's needs.

By Harry J (Son of Resident) 16/03/2020, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

This is a very warm, homely and friendly care home. All the staff, the manager, care staff, housekeeper, etc treat the residents with dignity and respect, they are brilliant. They let me know if there are any health issues with my dad and I can visit him whenever I want. There are plenty of activities going on within the care home for the residents to take part in and there is a lovely patio area that my dad enjoys using in the warmer weather. Thank you all.

By J C (Son of Resident) 05/12/2019, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

Staff always helpful and cheerful. Good communication when something happens or the staff are taking mum out.

By Janet A (Daughter of Resident) 04/12/2019, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

My mother has been at Rosewood for a number of months now, from the beginning she has been treated with kindness and respect. The level of care she receives from all the staff and carers is second to none. I genuinely believe the care she receives on a daily basis from the carers is on a personal level rather than just a job for them. They help her maintain a level of dignity by assisting her in such a way that she feels she still has a little independence.

By D C (Son of Resident) 20/11/2019, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

Rosewood Care Home provides a safe environment for the Staff and people they care for. The Staff are well trained in their respective duties and the Care home is kept clean and tidy at all times. Staff engage with the people they care for and take whatever action is necessary to ensure people are well and comfortable.The food provided ensures a healthy balanced diet. If there are any problems with the people they care for staff always keep direct family informed or doctors visits/ hospital treatment. Overall a good service is provided.

By Alex Y (Son of Resident) 26/02/2019, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

The care at Rosewood is excellent. The staff and management team are very supportive. The residents are offered a variety of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the home is kept clean and tidy. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Rosewood to anyone looking for a care home for their loved one.

By N C (Daughter of Resident) 19/02/2019, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

I am very happy with Rosewood, my mother has been a resident at Rosewood for six years and is very contented. I find the staff to be kind and considerate. I find the atmosphere to be very homely and staff are flexible with the needs of families.

By Eileen (Daughter of Resident) 10/08/2018, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

My mother has been a resident at Rosewood Residential Care Home since February 2015. I live in the USA and have no siblings. Rosewood gives me peace of mind that my mother is treated with kindness and dignity. She tells me the meals are always good and staff are kind and good to her. Rosewood have an active social calendar with singers, entertainers and animal events that the residents love. From time to time they take trips to the seaside or local venues and games at the home that stimulate the mind and brain. I call frequently and can always speak with my mother, staff are always courteous. Managers keep me abreast of situations that arise via email. My cousin visits when she can and always gives me a good report, such as always finding staff interacting with residents. My cousin reports that my mother is dressed nicely with hair fixed nice and clean. My cousin always tells me not to worry about my mum as she is being well cared for.

By J.S (Daughter of Resident) 13/07/2018, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

I like the staff at Rosewood as they are welcoming and positive. I personally find it hard having my mother in care but believe that Rosewood provides a positive experience. My Mum's days are purposeful and her care is very good. The activities coordinators try hard to engage as many residents as possible.

By E H (Friend of Resident) 13/07/2018, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

Very friendly and caring, nothing is too much trouble and welcoming with a drink.

By David C (Son of Resident) 10/07/2018, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

Management and staff are efficient, good communications and friendly. Residents are kept clean and tidy. Food provided is nutritious and menus are varied to suit individuals. My mother's room is always clean and well kept. Entertainment is varied and enjoyed by my mother and I believe others. Keeping the dining room floor cleaned after meals could be impressed upon. The residential home meets all of the key activities and I would certainly recommend to others.

By Zoe G (Daughter of Resident) 03/07/2018, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

I find my father has settled very well and although he has a few times he finds hard the staff are wonderful with him. They are all very kind. The carers are always with the residents. The home is spotless, a peaceful but bustling environment, always something going on. Staff are always happy to be with residents. Relatives are always welcome to talk to management. Father's room is lovely, with his pictures etc. Food is very good and wholesome, very homely and friendly.

By Elizabeth L (Daughter of Resident) 21/06/2017, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

I Just wanted to say thank you so much for the care that you have been providing for my mum, you have made the transition from my dad caring for her at home to her being a permanent resident with yourselves as relaxed as possible. I want to also commend your staff, they are a credit to your home. They have all been so friendly to myself and my dad.

By CJ (Son of Resident) 26/01/2017, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

Good working relationship with management and carers. Treat mum with the dignity she deserves. She has been a resident for 4 years in January 2017 and her decline with has been well managed by all.

By L.F (Daughter of Resident) 10/01/2017, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

Mum was admitted to Rosewood in January 2016. Severe dementia diagnosed she had not been looking after herself. She is happy well fed and has made lots of friends since being in the home. She is 99 years old and with the care she's getting will make 100 years old next year. She has her own room with her personal stuff, pictures, ornaments, television and CD player, but she prefers to be with everyone else and her newly made friends. She's happy.

By Graham B (Son of Resident) 06/01/2017, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

Mum has been a resident of Rosewood Care Home for almost 7 years. The staff have always shown affection towards her and go out of their way to sit and talk to her when she seems to be in distress. This is quite a regular requirement as she has vascular dementia. Even staff employed in other areas will take the time to sit with the residents and listen to them. Cleaning is a very difficult and challenging task, but in my experience this is being carried out constantly. Management and staff are very approachable if there is a problem.

By B.P (Daughter of Resident) 06/01/2017, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

Have found Rosewood welcoming and caring. All staff have very caring attitudes and react well when things become difficult. The activities are also organised well and both activities organisers make a great deal of effort. Also very happy with security and safety of residents.

By Kevin C (Son of Resident) 04/01/2017, Rosewood Care Home in Dartford

Provides peace of mind as much as can be provided during this difficult period of my mother's later years post stroke and heart surgery. Professional responsible and caring always. Would recommend.

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