Saltwood Care Centre provides high quality nursing care in a warm, friendly and welcoming envionment located on Tanners Hill, Hythe which is just a short walk to Hythe High Street. Originally built over 100 years ago as a convalescent home for London Transport staff, the building has been much improved and extended to now provide 66 single bedrooms, most of which have en-suite facilities. There are three lounges, two of which overlook the gardens and enjoy views out to sea.
Manager - Sophie Betts
Hi My name is Sophie and I am the Registered Manager here at Saltwood Care Centre.
I have worked in the health care sector since 2008, I have worked in various different roles and developed my skills along my journey. I have worked for both private and public health providers.
I worked previously as a home manager and have supported a range of needs throughout my career including specialist Dementia and nursing care. I have gained qualifications such as my NVQ 5 in management & leadership.
I am passionate about delivering a high standard of care and making a difference to peoples lives. For any person, family member or loved one, choosing a care home can be understandably difficult and my aim is to make the transition as smooth as possible with care and understanding to all involved.
Sophie leads her team by example – being open, honest and passionate about providing the best person-centred care for all residents. Sophie takes pride in her work, always giving her best and ensuring that Saltwood Care Centre is a special place for residents, their families and the team at Saltwood.
Visit our Facebook page to see the activities we have in the home
Bath and shower facilities suitable for all residents’ needs
Wheelchair access to all areas within the home
Comprehensive selection of moving and handling equipment
Ample free parking on and off site
66 comfortable rooms with TV/DVD, Nurse Call System
Majority of rooms have en-suite facilities
All beds are fully profiling and can accommodate bed rails if required
Wide range of pressure relieving mattresses and cushions
Residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms
Some rooms with private patio areas
Large, airy and spacious building
Choice of tastefully decorated and spacious communal areas
Two South-facing verandas overlooking the gardens
Recently extended and refurbished to a high standard
Our care services include:
Long and short term stays
Care for those suffering with Dementia
Individually assessed and focussed care plans with monthly reviews
Regular and varied programmes of activities including entertainment
Daily menu choices with a variety of nutritious, home cooked meals
Experienced team of nurses on duty 24 hours a day
Hairdresser and Chiropodist
Individual assessment and care plans with monthly reviews
All staff undertake regular training and appraisals
We provide a wide range of daily therapeutic and leisure activities for those residents who wish to take part. Favourites include arts and crafts, bingo, games and films. We regularly hold events to which families and friends are welcomed as well as providing special entertainment from external organisations. All residents who have a special interest or hobby are encouraged and, if practicable, facilitated to enable them to continue. We have a varied selection of books including large print and talking books. Newspapers and magazines can also be delivered at extra cost.
Visit our Facebook page to see our residents enjoying wonderful activities