I wanted to thank you once again for the excellent care which Daddy received from you and from all the Summerdown and Pentlow staff during his stay. He really could not have been in a better place for this closing chapter of his life, and once he had settled in and got to know the staff he was really happy to be so well looked after.

— A Canford Resident's Family



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National Dementia Awareness Week, supported by the Alzheimer’s Society, has a recurring theme every year, ‘Remember the Person,’ and this is the main ethos at Willows Care Home.

Sheila Howie, manager of the home, has said “We base all our care on person centred care. We try to get a life history of our residents from relatives whom we also get to know. Remembering the person behind the dementia is so important, and we do this by getting to know what their lives were about so we can tune into what they remember.”

Staff at the Mayflower Care Home, Gravesend, were given a ‘real hands on’ training experience of what life is like living with dementia.

With the help of Xperience Training and a specially installed multi-sensory room, complete with; ear defenders, glasses, gloves and even a special teddy bear, staff and carers were able to experience some of the physical and sensory challenges that effect people living with dementia.


Residents at Willows Care Home were recently invited to join in with a garden project at a local school. The residents were shown around the different areas at the school where gardening takes place, including the special ‘dome’ greenhouse.

Awards 2016

Canford Healthcare have recently been named by as one of the Top 20 Recommended Mid-Size Care Home Groups for 2016.

The awards highlight the most recommended care home groups in the UK and are based on over 55,000 reviews and recommendations received between 15th February 2014 to 15th February 2016.

Heathlands Relaxation Amongst all the exciting events going on at the home, sometimes everyone just wants to chill out and relax. A good and healthy way of doing this is by getting involved in some of the seated yoga and gentle exercises that goes on at the home.

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It was comforting for my family to know that he was being looked after by caring and dedicated staff throughout his short stay, who made his final days as comfortable and pain free as possible.

— A Canford Resident's Family