The Old Downs Care Home

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Exterior of The Old Downs in Hartley, Kent
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Care Home Location

Castle Hill,  Hartley, Longfield DA3 7BH, UK
Bus Stop0.20 miles
Local Pub1.10 miles
Train Station1.00 miles
Nearby Shops0.20 miles
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Situated in the quaint village of Hartley, Kent, The Old Downs is a well-established Nellsar care home that’s steeped in history dating back to 1887. Providing expert residential, dementia, respite, palliative and day care to the elderly at the heart of the local community, this welcoming home offers residents a friendly and secure environment from which to spend their later years. The home boasts elegant bedrooms, a large conservatory, a luxury hair and nail salon and wonderful garden with a cosy coffee terrace. The wellbeing of residents is at the heart of everything at The Old Downs - from the fresh home-cooked meals to the broad range of activities, events and day trips.

BrandNellsar Care Homes
Purpose BuiltNo
Ensuite Facilities20%
All InclusiveNo

Types of Elderly Care*

Lottie care
Residential Care

Individuals with low care needs, who are either fully independent or require minimal assistance with personal care and day-to-day tasks. Residential care usually includes support with tasks like: dressing, washing, taking oral medication and hoisting.

Lottie care
Dementia Care

Individuals that have been diagnosed with dementia and are no longer able to live independently at home due to requiring specialist 24-hour care services.

Lottie care
Respite Care

Individuals that require a temporary living arrangement at a care home. Respite is also referred to as a short care home stay and may range from a few days to a couple weeks.

* Registered with sector regulator 'Care Quality Commission (CQC)' to provide these categories of care.

CQC Rating

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CQC Publication Date: 16/09/2017

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Where is The Old Downs located?

It is situated in Longfield and is close to popular amenities.

What is the CQC rating of The Old Downs?

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is England's health and social care services regulator. The Old Downs is rated good, based on the level of care and safety at the home.

What types of elderly care are available at The Old Downs?

The following types of elderly care are available at this home: respite, dementia, residential.

How many beds does The Old Downs have?

Currently, there are 41 beds at the home.

Who owns The Old Downs?

This care home is owned and operated by Nellsar Care Homes.

What types of activities and events are available at this care home?

There are a variety of health and wellness activities available at The Old Downs, including: Baking & Cooking, Arts & Crafts, Birthday & Holiday Celebrations

What is the cost of care at The Old Downs?

Prices will vary from home to home, depending on the level of elderly care required. At The Old Downs the cost of care starts from £1,050 per week.

It's best to call the home directly on 01474 554937 to find out about the total cost of care for your unique needs.