St. Stephens Nursing Home
Nursing Home

Introduction

At St. Stephens we recognise that many people with a learning disability are able and want to lead active fulfilling lives. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide the right support so ones full potential can be reached within a family orientated, caring environment with nursing care available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week 365 days a year.

St. Stephens Care Home - Building
St. Stephens Care Home - Bedroom
St. Stephens Care Home - Garden
St. Stephens Care Home - Quiet Room
St. Stephens Care Home - Dining Room
St. Stephens Care Home - Dover Castle
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Facilities

  • Easy access
  • Private tansport vehicle
  • 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 most rooms)
  • Bath Hoists
  • General Hoists
  • Internel lift
  • Maintenance team

Types of care

  • High Level Learning Disability Care
  • Continuing Care
  • Respite Care

About St. Stephens Nursing Home

We value our clients and recognise that they are individuals and deserve person-centred care tailored to their needs at all times. We aim to support them to benefit from choices within a community setting.

Encouragement is given in all respects of daily living. There are opportunities to take part in singing with entertainers who visit St. Stephens Nursing Home, cooking experiences, trips to local areas, including the magnificent Dover Castle which overlooks our home. Some of our large rooms have a birds eye view of the Castle in all its glory.

St. Stephens has its own private vehicle, which is used for outings and hospital appointments when required etc.

We offer all our service users 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. St Stephens has a seasonal menu, which works on a 4 weekly cycle. All our food is freshly brought in, homemade and nutritionally balanced, which we feel is very important. Our menu's may vary slightly depending on the client's needs/likes. Please feel free to take a look at our Winter Menu.

We have developed our garden to provide raised flower beds with suitable wheelchair  access pathways, so that our service users can enjoy tending and watching the flowers grow.

St Stephens is able to provide support for people with mild, moderate and severe disabilities and more complex needs such as:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Down syndrome
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Severe Hearing Impaired
  • Compounding mental health needs.

When it is required, staff at the Home can access support from the local Learning Disability Team, the Community Matrons Team, the Intermediate Care team, Occupational and Physiotherapy, the Hospice Team, Dieticians, Speech and Language Therapists and the Respiratory Team. In fact any specialist support needed. Regular training is provided to ensure that all staff are informed and up to date with their practice.

Testimonials

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By R T (Friend of Resident )
24/04/2018

I have been visiting for more than three years, first as a friend of a person previously living there. I have never been in a more friendly and welcoming home. Since visiting the first time as a friend of a brother of one of the inhabitants. I have, unofficially, become 'Grandma' of another inhabitant. Whatever time of day or day of the week we visit, conditions are always the same - friendly, welcoming and everyone in a happy contented state!

By C C (Sister-in-law of Resident)
23/03/2018

The home is beautifully kept! Very clean. The food is very good. Residents all seem happy, with the staff and each other. Staff seem to enjoy working in the home.

By Sue S (Sister of Resident)
03/03/2018

My sister has been a resident at St Stephen's for over 5 years, and during that time she has been extremely well cared for. Sadly over the last few months, her mobility has deteriorated. She now needs to be hoisted, as she gets very worried about standing. The staff are wonderful with her, very patient, considerate, and respect her dignity. It is a great relief to know that her needs are being met so well. St Stephens had a new manager last year which is always a worry. The new manager is wonderful with the residents and staff and carrying on in the same vein as the previous one who was really lovely. The meals and entertainment provided are first rate and I would have no hesitation in recommending St Stephen's Nursing Home.

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Contacts

St. Stephens Nursing Home
St Stephens LD Home, 13 Godwyne Road, Dover, Kent, CT16 1SW

Tel: 01304 202864

Fax: 01304 205277

Home Manager:
Julie Mason

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