Rogers House is Abbeyfield Kent’s residential home in Wigmore, which is a suburb of Gillingham.
Rogers House provides care for older people with frailty and dementia, and is an established part of the local community; surrounded by amenities including local shops, a doctor’s practice and a library. The home is positioned in the hub of the community giving residents easy access to a wide range of facilities on their doorstep.
The community feel extends to the home and there’s a lively atmosphere and residents can socialise and make friends. There’s a wide selection of lounges to choose from with something for everyone, whether it’s a quiet place to sit or somewhere to chat with friends or family. The home has a large dining room where home cooked meals are served. The home also has an activity room with lots of games and regular activities include exercise, music and instruments, food tasting and craft.
Rogers House specialises in elderly frail care and provides accommodation for up to 41 older people. The three storey home has five large lounges and a dining area, where residents can socialise with each other, as well as a kitchenette for residents to use freely.
Each bedroom is carpeted and equipped with a call system. A lot of the rooms at Rogers House are en-suite, as well as being close to a disabled-friendly bathroom. All bedrooms are furnished, however residents are encouraged to personalise their room with their own belongings, to make them feel more at home.
The extensive gardens are planted with a range of flowers and shrubs, making it a pleasant place in which to relax all year round.
New residents are encouraged to bring their own identity to the home by decorating their room to suit their taste, should they choose. New residents can also bring their own soft furnishings. Telephones, televisions, radios and pets are all permitted, and there is a telephone in the home that is made available for personal calls.
Resident’s guests are welcome to join them in their room and visiting hours are not restricted. Staff at the home wash and iron all clothes, bed linen, towels and flannels and do all the cleaning around the home. Quite often however, residents decide that they would like to help out and carry on a part of their routine from their home, and staff at Rogers House are more than happy to incorporate their assistance.
Each day residents have a choice between cooked and continental breakfasts, two different meals at lunch time and two main meal alternatives at dinner time, with a selection of desserts available at both lunch and dinner times. An early morning hot drink is available to residents in their room from 6am. Breakfast is served from 8.15 onwards, lunch time is 12.30 and dinner time is 5.00pm. Staff are happy to provide snacks should anybody get hungry outside these times.
Rogers House well-trained catering staff can provide to a number of different dietary requirements; including diabetes, glucose intolerance, wheat intolerance and dairy intolerance. Contact the home manager if you have a dietary requirement outside of those stated and we will endeavor to do all we can to help.
Visitors to the home are offered refreshments and residents have access to facilities to prepare their own meals and snacks.
Social events and activities
Rogers House has a busy activity coordinator who organises a wide range of pursuits and outings for the residents. A variety of activities take place throughout the week as well as yearly parties for Easter, St Georges Day, Christmas and New Year. Each summer the home holds special garden parties, inviting friends and family to enjoy the home’s great garden facilities.
Residents at Rogers House get involved with the planning and coordination of social events and any new residents are encouraged to carry on with their hobbies and interests; staff at the home will do all they can to ensure activities can be carried out.
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