Woodside Care Home
Dementia Care Home in Dover, Kent


Woodside is a thirty two bedded care home catering for people living with dementia and require residential care. The home is situated in an attractive area of Dover and was built in 1890 as a private dwelling and is set in six acres of woodland.

Woodside Care Home Dover Kent - Building
Woodside Care Home Dover Kent - Train Lounge
Woodside Care Home Dover Kent - Bedroom
Woodside Care Home Dover Kent - Patio
Woodside Care Home Dover Kent - Lounge
Woodside Care Home Dover Kent - Dining Room
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  • Easy access
  • 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
  • Internal lift
  • Maintenance team

Types of care

  • Dementia Residential Care
  • Respite Care

About Woodside Care Home

The house is arranged over three floors and all rooms have call bells and meet the current standards required. Accommodation comprises of four double rooms for couples or for those wishing to share and twenty two single rooms. There are washing facilities in most rooms with toilets and bathrooms close by. The extension to the care home has provided five single rooms that are able to offer en-suite facilities. The communal rooms are large and enjoy panoramic views of the Kent countryside. There is a television lounge for those who favour company, a quiet lounge and a music room where clients can enjoy listening to their favourite music.

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. Woodside 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.

The staff are all trained to a very high level and regularly attend training courses, ensuring that they continue to achieve the very best standards of care for our clients.

Woodside has a homely atmosphere, where clients are treated as individuals, with an individualised care plan. Clients are encouraged to take part in group activities and are supported in pursuing their own individual hobbies. Outings and entertainment is also regularly provided.

Woodside seeks to provide a settled, homely environment within which to provide personalised good quality care to people over sixty five years of age living with dementia.


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By Kevin R (Son of Resident)

My father has been a resident since June 2015. He initially found it hard to adjust but the management and staff made the difficult transition as smooth as possible. I cannot praise all the staff highly enough. Dad was provided with all his needs in a caring compassionate and safe environment. The staff have a very good understanding of the demands of residents with dementia, which I am sure gives their care a premium edge. Dad celebrated his 90th birthday recently and when he returned after, we took him out for lunch and a nice surprise awaited him on his return, a party with entertainment. It really made his day. We have always been made welcome when we visit and we are always asked if we would like a cup of tea or coffee. One of the most welcoming aspects of Woodside has been the peace of mind that their care has brought to us. They care about the wider family, not just the resident. This was most evident when my father passed away recently after a short illness. Thank you all at Woodside.

By Jo C (Daughter of Resident)

My father has been a resident since September 2017. The staff are attentive and genuinely caring. My father has advanced dementia and his complex needs are met consistently and to a high standard. The home environment is welcoming and the atmosphere is calm and relaxed. Management and staff really do go the extra mile to welcome not just the resident but family involvement too. My father is treated with dignity and respect.

By Jan. H (Daughter of Resident)

It's a year on - Mum has been at Woodside care home since August 2016. My two sisters and I each visit the care home weekly and are extremely pleased with the level of care our mum receives. Mum is not very sociable and keeps strange hours - but we are impressed with the level of attentiveness Mum receives. As soon as we get there the care assistant will tell us where she is, they seem to know exactly where each of their residents are at any given moment. Even though Mum is not particularly sociable she still gets included in outings and enjoys these little trips out. Whenever my sisters or myself visit we are welcomed with a smile and never feel we are getting in the way. Very happy with Woodside care home, thank you to all the staff.

By D C (Sister of Resident)

Nurses are so kind and thoughtful. Very compassionate in their jobs. Plenty of facilities and room is always clean. Couldn't ask for a better service for my sister.

By Melanie D (Daughter of Resident)

Residents are treated like kings and queens and are constantly asked if they are alright. All staff are familiar with resident's names which add a personal touch and ensures a homely atmosphere. Juice is always available in several locations and the tea trolley has regular outings. The food is good with meals being varied but also of the traditional type favoured by the older generation. Visiting is allowed without an appointment and a warm welcome can always be guaranteed at the front door. The manager's door is always open to both residents and visitors.

By Jonathan P (Son of Resident)

Very clean and well looked after. Staff are very nice and kind. Lots of love for the for the residents. When you arrive to visit, you are made to feel so welcome. I cannot fault anything.

By Derek P (Son of Resident)

My father has been a resident from February 2017 and still resides there, and I could not wish for a better place for him to live. They meet all his needs etc, the staff are very friendly and I could not wish for better people to look after him.

By Sally W (Daughter of Resident)

Woodside is a very pleasant and homely place, the staff are excellent and nothing is too much trouble. Dad seems settled and is looked after well. The home is a little dated but is in the process of being updated, the staff strive to maintain a homely, loving place. I couldn't wish for better care for dad.

By J P (Daughter of Resident)

The staff are all kind and considerate and keep you well informed about the resident. My husband has settled quite well considering he has vascular dementia.

By Diana T (Daughter of Resident/Service User)

My mother was at Woodside for over three years and has been very well looked after during that time. The home always has a warm and bright atmosphere and the team always very caring, creating a cosy and family feeling for residents and visitors. We have always been kept fully informed of her health and any other issues, and had a good level of communication with the team, especially during our weekly visits. We are very grateful for the care provided and never had to worry, as we knew she was in in the safest of hands. I have nothing but praise for the very professional but compassionate way in which they cared for my mother, especially towards the end of her life when a high level of personal care was required.

By Gill M (Daughter of Resident/Service User)

My Mother was always treated with respect and understanding during her time at Woodside. In the last weeks of her life, the carers showed her great compassion. The family visited day and night so could experience first hand the dedication and professionalism shown by everyone there. To say a lovely family atmosphere is apparent sounds a cliché but is nevertheless true, as we were always made to feel very welcome. It was a great comfort to us that Mother looked on Woodside as her home. Our genuine thanks to you all.

By Jan H (Daughter of Resident/Service User)

My two sisters and myself did lots of research before choosing Woodside - looking at many care homes throughout SE Kent. We were all impressed with the level of friendliness and care we saw in Woodside - and importantly there is lots of room too so residents can choose where they wish to spend their time. Our mum has been in Woodside a few months now, and each of the three of us have visited numerous times, and have never seen anything to change our opinion of Woodside as being a lovely care home.

By Dorothy Reynolds (Wife of Resident )

Mr G C Reynolds my partner of 28 years has been in the care of Woodside for the last three and a half years. The last two years due to a change of management and staff have been an incredible change for Woodside for the better. I can not praise Jan, Jenny and the staff at Woodside for there dedication, hard work and caring professional approach not only to their clients, but there family members is exempt and very supportive whatever the situation maybe. Because of my husbands deterioration its to my great sadness he has been moved to a home that can give him the specialist care he now needs. We will miss Woodside a great deal. Thank you doesn't seem enough for all the wonderful care my husband has received and the difference Jan and her team have made in such as short time.

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Woodside Care Home
Woodside Care Home, Whitfield Hill, Dover, Kent, CT16 3BE

Tel: 01304 825713

Fax: 01304 829850

Home Manager:
Mrs Tracey Eastwood

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