Abbotsleigh Care Home

Call 01580 891 314 | George Street, Staplehurst, Kent TN12 0RB

Abbotsleigh Care Home

Residents Bedroom at Abbotsleigh Care Home

Call 01580 891 314 | George Street, Staplehurst, Kent TN12 0RB

Abbotsleigh Care Home

Garden Area at Abbotsleigh Care Home

Call 01580 891 314 | George Street, Staplehurst, Kent TN12 0RB

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Abbotsleigh Care Home Kent

Abbotsleigh Care Home
Nursing & Dementia Care

Call 01580 891 314
George Street, Staplehurst, TN12 0RB

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Care Home in Kent, Staplehurst

Welcome to Abbotsleigh Care Centre; a nursing and dementia care home located a mile from the picturesque village of Staplehurst near Maidstone.

Charm and character

Abbotsleigh Care Centre is spacious and bright with a modern, yet traditional feel and décor throughout. All visitors to the Home are welcomed into a large reception area with relaxed seating and freshly prepared hot drinks and home-made pastries. You will notice straight away the wonderful wall art and decorations on display, most of which have been created by our residents. This personal touch helps give Abbotsleigh the charm and character that’s evident throughout the Home.

Bedrooms and en-suites have been decorated to a very high standard and we help residents to make their rooms their own, with furniture and decorations of their choice. Abbotsleigh is spaciously divided across two floors and lift access makes it easy for our ladies and gentlemen to make the most of all indoor and outdoor spaces.

Our lounge areas are large and sunny, with stunning wall to ceiling windows and comfortable seating. These communal areas are perfect for enjoying some relaxation time or activities, and along with two separate dining rooms, our residents have every opportunity to join in with social events or partake in their own interests and hobbies.

Set in rural woodland


As you approach the tree-lined lane to Abbotsleigh, it’s hard not to be taken aback by the Home’s woodland setting. With a front decking and seating area (which is also a constant sunspot!) and extensive rear gardens, our residents are able to enjoy these calm and peaceful areas all year round. Many of our bedrooms also overlook the gardens and tranquil surroundings.

For avid gardeners and those who like to potter in the greenhouse, our residents can while away the hours potting plants or tending to the herbs. Others simply prefer playing garden games with some good food and a cold drink in the sunshine. We welcome family and friends to join us anytime and our summer barbeques are always a good excuse for a get together.

Recreation and leisure


No two days (or sometimes hours) are ever the same at Abbotsleigh. Our Recreation and Wellbeing team work throughout the week to provide a huge range of events and activities for our ladies and gentlemen to enjoy. We take time to really get to know our residents’ personal interests and hobbies and make sure that everyone has the chance to get involved with as many activities as they’d like.

Being in the heart of the Kent countryside, we’re lucky to be close to so many places of natural beauty and make good use of our minibus for trips out and about. We can often be seen browsing at Millbrook Garden Centre, enjoying lunch at Frankie’s Café amongst the goats and ponies, chatting over cake and coffee at Headcorn Tea Rooms or even taking in the views of the River Medway aboard a Kingfisher boat trip.

We also open our doors to a variety of music entertainers and performers, local school choirs and, in the summer months, horses are even trotted down our driveway for residents to meet outside (and spoil with apples and carrots!). Poppy, our Recreation and Wellbeing Coordinator, often brings her King Charles spaniel, Maggie, into the Home to be made a big fuss of.

On any given day our lounges are filled with arts and crafts, bingo, horse racing, movies and even armchair Olympics and Zumba – a firm favourite with both residents and staff! We also pull out all the stops to celebrate special days throughout the year including Valentines, Easter, Halloween and Christmas, not forgetting birthdays and special anniversaries. Naturally, these occasions usually involve decorations and cake!

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Lady resident at the Old Downs Care Home
Recreation and leisure

Charm and character

Abbotsleigh Care Centre is spacious and bright with a modern, yet traditional feel and décor throughout. All visitors to the Home are welcomed into a large reception area with relaxed seating and freshly prepared hot drinks and home-made pastries. You will notice straight away the wonderful wall art and decorations on display, most of which have been created by our residents. This personal touch helps give Abbotsleigh the charm and character that’s evident throughout the Home.

Bedrooms and en-suites have been decorated to a very high standard and we help residents to make their rooms their own, with furniture and decorations of their choice. Abbotsleigh is spaciously divided across two floors and lift access makes it easy for our ladies and gentlemen to make the most of all indoor and outdoor spaces.

Our lounge areas are large and sunny, with stunning wall to ceiling windows and comfortable seating. These communal areas are perfect for enjoying some relaxation time or activities, and along with two separate dining rooms, our residents have every opportunity to join in with social events or partake in their own interests and hobbies.

Set in rural woodland

As you approach the tree-lined lane to Abbotsleigh, it’s hard not to be taken aback by the Home’s woodland setting. With a front decking and seating area (which is also a constant sunspot!) and extensive rear gardens, our residents are able to enjoy these calm and peaceful areas all year round. Many of our bedrooms also overlook the gardens and tranquil surroundings.

For avid gardeners and those who like to potter in the greenhouse, our residents can while away the hours potting plants or tending to the herbs. Others simply prefer playing garden games with some good food and a cold drink in the sunshine. We welcome family and friends to join us anytime and our summer barbeques are always a good excuse for a get together.

Lady resident at the Old Downs Care Home

Recreation and leisure

No two days (or sometimes hours) are ever the same at Abbotsleigh. Our Recreation and Wellbeing team work throughout the week to provide a huge range of events and activities for our ladies and gentlemen to enjoy. We take time to really get to know our residents’ personal interests and hobbies and make sure that everyone has the chance to get involved with as many activities as they’d like.

Being in the heart of the Kent countryside, we’re lucky to be close to so many places of natural beauty and make good use of our minibus for trips out and about. We can often be seen browsing at Millbrook Garden Centre, enjoying lunch at Frankie’s Café amongst the goats and ponies, chatting over cake and coffee at Headcorn Tea Rooms or even taking in the views of the River Medway aboard a Kingfisher boat trip.

We also open our doors to a variety of music entertainers and performers, local school choirs and, in the summer months, horses are even trotted down our driveway for residents to meet outside (and spoil with apples and carrots!). Poppy, our Recreation and Wellbeing Coordinator, often brings her King Charles spaniel, Maggie, into the Home to be made a big fuss of.

On any given day our lounges are filled with arts and crafts, bingo, horse racing, movies and even armchair Olympics and Zumba – a firm favourite with both residents and staff! We also pull out all the stops to celebrate special days throughout the year including Valentines, Easter, Halloween and Christmas, not forgetting birthdays and special anniversaries. Naturally, these occasions usually involve decorations and cake!

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Recreation and leisure

I have been extremely impressed with the care and support given to my mum by
all staff at Abbotsleigh

Care services

  • Day Care & Weekend Care
  • Respite Care & Short Breaks
  • Residential Care
  • Dementia Care
  • General Nursing Care
  • Nursing Dementia Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • End of Life Care

Amenities at a glance

  • 55 bedrooms
  • Three Lounges
  • Separate Atrium and Dining Rooms
  • Extensive front decked terrace
  • Large rear garden and patio area
  • Conservatory
  • Dedicated Recreation and Well-Being Teams
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Onsite Hair Salon
  • Wi-Fi

A home with a personal touch and great food


Creating a real home-from-home environment for our residents is at the forefront of everything we do. Our Housekeeping and Maintenance teams keep all rooms and outside spaces clean, bright and in tip-top condition. No job is too big or too small to add those personal touches that make our residents feel welcome and relaxed.

Our love of good food is supported by our team of Chefs, Cooks and Kitchen and Dining Assistants. Menus are changed regularly and are created around the specific preferences of our residents, in order to offer choice and variety every day. We source local fruit and vegetables to prepare our home-cooked meals and our nearby butcher is renowned for making the best sausages for miles!

Mealtimes are always a social occasion, although our residents are welcome to eat wherever they feel comfortable. Friends and family can dine with us at any time and our special themed menu days certainly attract a lot of interest.

Our Nutritionist, Leni, works closely with our Chefs and Nutrition Champions to ensure that everyone’s dietary requirements are met, and that food is used to support the ongoing health and well-being of each of our residents.

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Relaxation and engagement


We are delighted to offer weekly ‘Namaste’ sessions, transforming our lounge into a beautiful and relaxed space with scent diffusers, colourful decorations, flowers, drinks and fresh fruit. Our ladies and gentlemen can then choose to enjoy a head or foot massage, or simply relax in a wonderfully calm and restful environment.

We’re also excited to offer ‘Interactive Me’ at Abbotsleigh. This online memory toolbox is packed full of photos, music and videos all about your loved one which creates an amazing talking point, sparks conversation and allows our Carers to get to know them really well.

interactiveMe used by Residents at The Old Downs Care Home

A dedicated team

Abbotsleigh’s Manager, Alina, has been with Nellsar since 2017 and is immensely proud of all of her staff who ensure that the needs of all our residents are met by providing a caring, compassionate and fun environment every single day. Some members of the Laundry Team and Care Staff have worked at Abbotsleigh for over ten years – a ‘home from home’ for them as much as our residents!

In 2018 Alina was a proud finalist for the Care Home Manager Award at The Great British Care Awards, which recognise excellence in the care field. Of course, we are in no doubt of the hard work and commitment from our Managers, but this nomination was naturally the cherry on the cake for Alina. Abbotsleigh has also embarked on the Gold Standards Framework, an accreditation programme focusing on providing excellent care.

Fundraising is close to everyone’s heart at Abbotsleigh, with special events and competitions held throughout the year in support of charities such as Macmillan and the Alzheimer’s Society.

The support and involvement we receive from family and friends is marvellous and we hold regular Relatives Meetings to share news, discuss ideas, listen to feedback and ensure that everyone is involved with the continuing care of your loved-ones.

If you would like to visit us here at Abbotsleigh, meet the team or speak to Alina, please feel free to come along any time. Or if you prefer, call us on 01580 891314.

An insight into Abbotsleigh and Nellsar Care Homes

interactiveMe

Bespoke memory boxes are a valuable person centred care tool for our elderly residents or those with Dementia.

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Nutritional Therapy

We are one of the first Care providers to employ a dedicated Nutritional Therapist and introduce Nutrition Champions across our Homes.

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Our Well-Being Team

Our Well-Being Team

Our team of therapists enrich the lives of our residents through nurturing touch. Their services include Massage, Aromatherapy, Reiki and Reflexology.

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A message from the Manager

Hello, my name is Alina Abagiu​ and I’m the Manager at Abbotsleigh Care Home in Kent, Staplehurst. We are a Dementia and Nursing Care Home in Kent, Staplehurst and we would like to invite you to pay us a visit. Our Care Home is beautiful building, combining ‘old’ character with newly refurbished facilities. Abbotsleigh is set among lovely, landscaped surroundings – an altogether peaceful, and tranquil Care Home.

Our care team are passionate about supporting our residents with all levels of Dementia and Nursing needs through person-centred care and personalised care plans. We have 58 single rooms in our Care Home – the majority of which have en-suite facilities. Having recently undergone extensive refurbishments in recent years, they are spacious, bright and airy, with pleasant picturesque all-round views.

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Alina Abagiu, Abbotsleigh Care Home Manager

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