A great start to the New Year at Bridge Haven

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A great start to the New Year at Bridge Haven Care Home, near Canterbury

Bridge Haven care home in Bridge near Canterbury has recently undertaken the final stage of its refurbishment programme, where the central core area has been refurbished and is now complete together with the redecoration of corridors, new bedroom front doors, electronic access door control system and a new nurse-call system.

The whole home has been greatly refreshed and has a high class feel across all areas.

Previously the home had been refurbished in areas to include a new suite of bedrooms with en-suite facilities and the garden landscaped to include a tea cabin called ‘Gregory’s Tea Room’ (In memory of late resident Mr. Gregory).

The home has now completed its final stage of refurbishing, completely transforming many areas of the home to a state of the art facility.

The work not only refreshes the core areas of Bridge Haven but also incorporates a high tech cinema room, for residents to sit back and watch their favourite films with friends and family. The reception area at the front of the home, a nice quiet area where families often sit with loved ones when visiting, has also been revamped for visitors and residents to enjoy refreshments and snacks from the coffee lounge area.

The final phase of the refurbishment programme started in July 2015 which also saw Ian Chandler the newly appointed Home Manager join Bridge Haven. Ian is a resourceful manager with over 31 years’ experience within residential care settings.

Ian has been employed by a variety of private and independent providers including Priory Healthcare, Southern Cross Healthcare and Friends Therapeutic Community Trust.

Ian’s qualifications include: Certificate in Group Analysis, Working Psycho-dynamically in residential settings, RMA, NVQ Management and Leadership, Health and Safety Level 3 CIEH, Challenging Behaviour / ADHD / ASD / Mental Health and Train the Trainer in both Dementia Care and Safe Guarding.

Ian has a proven ability to lead and build a highly motivated staff team balanced with an ability to support, enthuse and motivate residents to reach their full potential.

Bridge Haven is a 53 bedded home that provides residential care, day care and short term respite care for those living with dementia. The home is situated in the picturesque village of Bridge surrounded by rolling countryside yet only a few miles away from the Cathedral City of Canterbury.

Bridge Haven has been developed to a high standard ensuring living with dementia doesn’t get in the way of an active life.

Family members are very much involved at the home which Bridge Haven welcomes and invites families to feedback their comments and views. One family member recently wrote to the home thanking staff for the care her husband receives saying,

‘All the staff are very caring at Bridge Haven. I visit on a regular basis and at different times throughout the week, yet I am always greeted with the same high level of service and kindness which reassures me that my husband is being well looked after’Family member.

If you are looking for care and support for a friend or loved one living with dementia, either short term respite care or residential care, Bridge Haven can help.

But don’t just take our word for it, for more information on Bridge Haven or to arrange a viewing please call Home Manager Ian Chandler on 01227 831607.

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