The Poplars Care Home

CQC Rating Requires improvement
Exterior of The Poplars care home in Maidstone, Kent
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Care Home Location

158 Tonbridge Rd,  Maidstone ME16 8SU, UK
Bus Stop0.03 miles
Local Pub0.20 miles
Train Station0.80 miles
Nearby Shops1.20 miles
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The Poplars is situated close to the banks of the River Medway in Maidstone, the county town of Kent. Within easy reach of the town centre, this charming Forest Healthcare home provides expert person-centred residential, dementia and nursing care, as well as flexible respite and post-operative care. Staff at the Poplars build an engaging activity programme around their residents, catering to the individual, from flower arranging and garden parties to quiz nights and craft days, there’s always something to get involved in. This 57 bed care home, with 15 companion rooms, provides a peaceful home-from-home atmosphere with its stunning landscaped garden and choice of quiet lounges.

BrandForest Healthcare
Purpose BuiltNo
Ensuite Facilities59%
All InclusiveYes

Types of Elderly Care Available at The Poplars*

Lottie care
Dementia Care

Individuals that have been diagnosed with dementia and are no longer able to live independently at home due to requiring specialist 24-hour care services.

Lottie care
Nursing Care

Individuals who require 24-hour assistance and care from qualified nurses due to medical conditions and/or personal living needs. This may include people that require intensive rehabilitative care following a stroke, or simply need support using a peg feeding tube.

Lottie care
Respite Care

Individuals that require a temporary living arrangement at a care home. Respite is also referred to as a short care home stay and may range from a few days to a couple weeks.

Additional Elderly Care Options

Mental Health
Palliative Care
Physical Disability

Not Available

Convalescent Care
Day Care
Residential Care
* Registered with sector regulator 'Care Quality Commission (CQC)' to provide these categories of care.

CQC Rating

requires improvementOverall Rating
CQC Safe Rating requires improvementCQC Effective Rating goodCQC Caring Rating goodCQC Responsive Rating goodCQC Well-led Rating requires improvement
CQC Publication Date: 14/05/2021

Care Home Facilities


Activity Room
Cafe or Restaurant
Computer Room
Dining Area
Family Room
Hair & Beauty Salon
Library & Reading Room
Meditation Area
Own Furniture Allowed
Pets Allowed
Private Dining Area
Quiet Area
Terrace Area

Not Available


Care Home Activities


Arts & Crafts
Baking & Cooking
Beer, Cocktails & Wine
Birthday & Holiday Celebrations
Book and Poetry
Dance & Music
Exercise & Fitness
Gardening & Flower Arranging
Hair & Beauty Treatments
Meditation & Yoga
Visits from Children
Wellbeing Classes
Where is The Poplars located?

It is situated in Maidstone and is close to popular amenities.

What is the CQC rating of The Poplars?

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is England's health and social care services regulator. The Poplars is rated as requires improvement, based on the level of care and safety at the home.

What types of elderly care are available at The Poplars?

The following types of elderly care are available at this home: nursing, respite, dementia.

How many beds does The Poplars have?

Currently, there are 57 beds at the home.

Who owns The Poplars?

This care home is owned and operated by Forest Healthcare.

What types of activities and events are available at this care home?

There are a variety of health and wellness activities available at The Poplars, including: Gardening & Flower Arranging, Dance & Music, Birthday & Holiday Celebrations.

What is the cost of care at The Poplars?

Prices will vary from home to home, depending on the level of elderly care required. At The Poplars the cost of care starts from £1,200 per week.

It's best to call the home directly on 01622 234732 to find out about the total cost of care for your unique needs.