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Call 01795 473 880 | Pond Farm Road, Borden, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 8LS

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Hengist Field Care Home Kent

Hengist Field
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Call 01795 473 880
Pond Farm Road, Borden, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 8LS

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Care Home in Kent, Sittingbourne

Welcome to Hengist Field Care Centre; a specialist Care Home in the peaceful village of Borden on the outskirts of Sittingbourne.

Respite Care this Christmas – available now

On your own this festive season? Or going away over Christmas and want your loved one looked after? We provide 24-hour care in homely and secure surroundings, with great food, tailored activities and highly-skilled staff. Pop in or call us to discuss our respite care packages – and let us take the stress out of Christmas.

Excellent purpose-built facilities

Hengist Field is a purpose-built centre caring for those who need nursing or specialist dementia care, short term rehabilitation or respite stays.

Our modern and bright Home has spacious rooms and facilities all built around a courtyard design, with views that overlook the quiet Kent countryside. It’s important for our ladies and gentlemen to feel comfortable in their new surroundings. All of our bedrooms have en-suite facilities and bedrooms can be personalised to add those special touches; photographs, ornaments, pieces of furniture – anything that helps create a familiar, home-from-home environment.

Hengist Field is divided into three specialist units, with associated lounges, dining rooms, cinema and activity areas. The well-maintained gardens surround the whole building and are well placed for enjoying some al fresco dining, gardening and outside entertainment. Relatives are encouraged to bring picnic baskets or barbecues and enjoy some family time together.

Personal care and well-being


The person-centred care we provide not only meets the medical and care needs of our residents, but also supports overall well-being and independence. We have a dedicated team of qualified complementary therapists who spend time with residents on an individual basis to make a real difference to their lives with treatments including massage, reflexology and Reiki. You’ll recognise the team when you visit the Home by their sunny yellow t-shirts.

We also have our own hair salon and physiotherapy room and are visited by a range of external health professionals including chiropodists, speech therapists and opticians.

It’s important for us to build relationships with you as a family to help us get to know your loved-one better, but also to support you and be on hand to answer questions and offer reassurance.

Recreation and leisure


We encourage our residents to carry on enjoying their hobbies and pastimes when they come to Hengist, whether staying with us for a short time or permanently. Our Recreation and Well-Being team find out all about our residents’ interests to help them arrange activities and outings throughout the week. We’re spoilt for choice when planning day trips in our minibus with the beautiful Kent countryside and coastal towns right on our doorstep. Castles, country parks and gardens, pub lunches and cake and coffee at the nearby Oad Street craft centre are regular favourites, and family and friends are always welcome to join us.

No two days are the same with a programme of activities that allow residents to either come together and socialise, or relax with their own interests. We enjoy quizzes, arts and crafts, movies in our cinema room and exercise sessions; gardening for those with green fingers, book clubs and sing-alongs. We also welcome the local church bell ringers, pet therapy animals, singers and theatre groups.

We have strong links with the local village community, including Borden church, and have wonderful volunteers who support our activities and special events and offer companionship to the ladies and gentlemen we care for.

Special occasions and seasonal events are always celebrated with decorations, entertainment and events for family and friends to join in with.

Some time ago we started a ‘Make A Wish’ list for our residents to tell us all the weird and wonderful things they’ve always wanted to do. Apart from making funny and heartfelt conversation topics, we’re delighted to have made many wishes come true.

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Garden View of Hengist Field Care Home
Lady Residents at Hengist Field Care Home
Respite Care for Christams 2019

Respite Care this Christmas
– available now

On your own this festive season? Or going away over Christmas and want your loved one looked after? We provide 24-hour care in homely and secure surroundings, with great food, tailored activities and highly-skilled staff. Pop in or call us to discuss our respite care packages – and let us take the stress out of Christmas.

Excellent purpose-built facilities

Hengist Field is a purpose-built centre caring for those who need nursing or specialist dementia care, short term rehabilitation or respite stays.

Our modern and bright Home has spacious rooms and facilities all built around a courtyard design, with views that overlook the quiet Kent countryside. It’s important for our ladies and gentlemen to feel comfortable in their new surroundings. All of our bedrooms have en-suite facilities and bedrooms can be personalised to add those special touches; photographs, ornaments, pieces of furniture – anything that helps create a familiar, home-from-home environment.

Hengist Field is divided into three specialist units, with associated lounges, dining rooms, cinema and activity areas. The well-maintained gardens surround the whole building and are well placed for enjoying some al fresco dining, gardening and outside entertainment. Relatives are encouraged to bring picnic baskets or barbecues and enjoy some family time together.

Personal care and well-being

The person-centred care we provide not only meets the medical and care needs of our residents, but also supports overall well-being and independence. We have a dedicated team of qualified complementary therapists who spend time with residents on an individual basis to make a real difference to their lives with treatments including massage, reflexology and Reiki. You’ll recognise the team when you visit the Home by their sunny yellow t-shirts.

We also have our own hair salon and physiotherapy room and are visited by a range of external health professionals including chiropodists, speech therapists and opticians.

It’s important for us to build relationships with you as a family to help us get to know your loved-one better, but also to support you and be on hand to answer questions and offer reassurance.

Lady Resident at Nellsar Hengist Field Care Home

Recreation and leisure

We encourage our residents to carry on enjoying their hobbies and pastimes when they come to Hengist, whether staying with us for a short time or permanently. Our Recreation and Well-Being team find out all about our residents’ interests to help them arrange activities and outings throughout the week. We’re spoilt for choice when planning day trips in our minibus with the beautiful Kent countryside and coastal towns right on our doorstep. Castles, country parks and gardens, pub lunches and cake and coffee at the nearby Oad Street craft centre are regular favourites, and family and friends are always welcome to join us.

No two days are the same with a programme of activities that allow residents to either come together and socialise, or relax with their own interests. We enjoy quizzes, arts and crafts, movies in our cinema room and exercise sessions; gardening for those with green fingers, book clubs and sing-alongs. We also welcome the local church bell ringers, pet therapy animals, singers and theatre groups.

We have strong links with the local village community, including Borden church, and have wonderful volunteers who support our activities and special events and offer companionship to the ladies and gentlemen we care for.

Special occasions and seasonal events are always celebrated with decorations, entertainment and events for family and friends to join in with.

Some time ago we started a ‘Make A Wish’ list for our residents to tell us all the weird and wonderful things they’ve always wanted to do. Apart from making funny and heartfelt conversation topics, we’re delighted to have made many wishes come true.

More on Recreation & Leisure

Garden View of Hengist Field Care Home

Both our parents live at Hengist Field so they can be together. The staff are very caring and know the names of all the residents and their preferences.

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

  • 75 bedrooms
  • Five lounges and an Orangery Room
  • Three separate dining rooms
  • Courtyard garden
  • Large rear garden with water feature
  • Cinema room
  • Dedicated Recreation and Well-Being Teams
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Onsite Hair Salon
  • Wi-Fi

Nutrition and dining


Mealtimes are a key part of daily life and a good opportunity to socialise. With a choice of lounges and dining areas, our residents can choose how and where to dine.

Our highly trained Chefs create fresh, home-made meals using local ingredients and seasonal produce. They create varied menus around the preferences of our residents and are happy to cater for any special dietary requirements.

We know that good nutrition supports good health, so our Nutrition and Wellness Manager, Leni, works alongside our Chefs to deliver the very best meal plans using wholesome foods and drinks. As well as the main meals of the day, snacks and refreshments are available throughout the day, including a morning coffee and afternoon tea trolley, with a of choice of beautifully presented cakes, fruit and fresh drinks.

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A focus on technology

We embrace leading technology and resources to keep us at the forefront of delivering the very best person-centred care. One of these initiatives is called ‘Nourish’; a digital system with hand-held devices which our Nurses and Carers use for creating accurate care plans and notes which are live and updated in real time.

We also offer a bespoke service called ‘interactiveMe’ which is an online memory box packed full of photos, music and videos all about your loved one. It creates an amazing talking point, sparks conversation and allows Carers to really get to know our residents well.

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In the coming weeks we’ll also be installing ‘Magic Tables’. These are projectors that create bright, moving images and games on a table for residents to touch and interact with. This fantastic piece of technology not only stimulates physical and cognitive activity but provides a relaxing and social experience.

In our specialist dementia unit, we’re installing 3D wall murals and shop fronts (post office, newsagents and florist) and well as personalised bedroom doors and memory boxes full of personal treasured objects.

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Redevelopments on the ground floor include a new bar area where residents can socialise and enjoy an aperitif before mealtimes, and a mini mart selling cards, newspapers, toiletries and other items for residents and visitors to buy.

Nourish
Nourish Care Management Software‎

Dedicated Staff Team

Home Manager Neli joined the Nellsar family in 2018 and has an established career in nursing and care home management. She is supported by her Deputy, Ana, and a team of dedicated staff, all of whom are passionate in providing high standards of person-centred care and support.

Our ‘Resident of the Day’ initiative helps each member of the team understand our residents’ likes, dislikes and the things that really make a difference to them. All staff – whether Carers, Nurses, Housekeepers or Maintenance – find out what’s important to each individual and give them the opportunity to select their favourite meal for our Chef to prepare, choose an activity they’d like to do, and add any special touches to their room. Family members are invited to be part of these reviews and we always give feedback when their loved one has been Resident of the Day.

If you would like to find out more about the care and services we offer, please feel free to visit us anytime.

If you have any questions or would like to book a time to meet with Neli or the team, please call us on 01795 473880 or email admin.hengistfield@nellsar.com

An insight into Hengist Field and Nellsar Care Homes

interactiveMe

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

View our interactiveMe video

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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Nellsar 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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Careers Hub

Nellsar is a great choice for a career in care. We continually train and develop our staff, and recognise and reward individual achievements.

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A message from the Manager

Hello, my name is Neli Koleva and I’m the Manager of Hengist Field Care Home in Sittingbourne. I joined the Nellsar family as Manager here at the Home in November 2018, bringing with me 34 years’ Nursing experience from working in a variety of UK and overseas care settings. Our wonderful team here provide high-quality care while ensuring that our residents enjoy all aspects of life within our Home.

Hengist Field Care Home was opened in 2011 and the design fits in beautifully with the surrounding Kent countryside of Oast Houses and orchards. We have first-class facilities here for our residents to enjoy and are developing many new and exciting ideas and initiatives to enhance daily life within the Home.

More from Neli Koleva.

Neli Koleva Hengist Field Care Home Manager

Hear from a few of our staff at Hengist Field Care Home

Marion Judd - Induction and Training Facilitator, Hengist Field Care Home

Marion Judd

Induction and Training Facilitator, Hengist Field Care Home

Marion was one of the founding members of staff to join Hengist Field Care Home in 2011, beginning her career as a Nurse, then becoming a Senior Carer, then enjoying a promotion to Induction and Training Facilitator. With the help of her colleague, May, Marion has grown in confidence and gets a real sense of satisfaction to see people develop their career at the Home and progress within the company. Marion feels completely supported by the entire care and management team, in particular when she experienced a personal tragedy and needed time off work before she was able to return. Being able to ‘give back’ to her colleagues after all the kindness and support she has received is one of Marion’s greatest achievements; She feels like an established member of the team and looks forward to continuing in her role for years to come.

Sharon Kynaston - Recreation and Well-Being Team Leader, Hengist Field Care Home

Sharon Kynaston

Recreation and Well-Being Team Leader, Hengist Field Care Home

Sharon started working at Hengist Field in 2018 as a Recreation and Well-Being Champion, before receiving a promotion to Team Leader in 2019. Along with a new Registered Manager and other Recreation and Well-Being Champions, she is proud of how the team has gelled together, and the quality of the services they provide for their residents. Sharon is very passionate about her role and loves to bounce new ideas off her colleagues throughout the Home, as to how to enrich their residents’ lives. Regardless of their mobility, Sharon and her team offer meaningful daily activities for all residents – tailoring them to those who are able to socialise in groups, and those who need to remain in their rooms. As well as raising her children, Sharon classes her greatest achievements as receiving the promotion to Team Leader and seeing the whole team come together.
Jacqui Finn - Recreation and Well-Being Champion, Hengist Field Care Home

Jacqui Finn

Recreation and Well-Being Champion, Hengist Field Care Home

Jacqui loves her role as a Recreation and Well-Being Champion at Hengist Field, having started out as a laundry assistant. She really enjoys working more closely with their residents and feels passionate that maintaining their mental health and happiness is equally important as their physical health. As part of a united team, Jacqui feels supported by their new team leader who helps the Recreation and Well-Being Champions in any way she can. Jacqui thinks the quality of the social and leisure activities on offer for residents has really progressed and says, “If I can raise a smile or improve their lives even in a tiny way, I know I have achieved my goal.” Along with raising two wonderful sons, Jacqui cites her greatest achievements as knowing she makes a real difference to the lives of the residents at Hengist Field, and she wishes she discovered this role years ago.

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