Platters Farm Lodge is a purpose-built residential care home and day centre offering high quality respite, rehabilitation and day care services, with a specialist dementia care service.
The centre was opened in 1986 and is set in spacious landscaped gardens, situated within travelling distance from Rainham railway station and the High Street.
The accommodation is all on ground floor level with disabled access throughout and comprises three wings all named after aspects of the English countryside. Each wing is self-containedwith a communal lounge/dining room with television, DVD and radio plus a kitchenette where residents can prepare light snacks and drinks. There is an alarm call system in every room throughout the centre.

Respite care
We are committed to supporting people to be able to live in their own homes for as long as possible by delivering a high quality respite care service.
This provides the opportunity to give carers a break or can be used for temporary difficulties, for example, if you are recovering from an illness or an injury.

Rehabilitation Care
Rehabilitation is a short stay therapy programme for people who need a period of safely managed, structured support in a supervised setting so as to regain recently reduced or lost abilities. The length of stay is generally one to six
weeks depending on an individual’s needs.

People who might benefit from the service are those who have:

  • been in hospital following an accident, illness or surgery
  • difficulty coping at home
  • been identified as being at risk of admission to long-stay care homes

The aim of Rehabilitation is to enable you to return safely and permanently home as soon as possible. When you arrive at Platters a therapist will assess you so that treatment goals can be agreed with you. Before you are discharged, a home visit is usually carried out, when equipment and minor adaptation needs can be assessed and any home care needs identified.

Activities and amenities

  • Hairdressing – prices displayed on the Hairdresser’s door
  • Chiropody – a fee is payable
  • Monthly church service. Assistance is also given for service users of other faiths to fulfil their religious obligations
  • Payphone
  • Daily chair based exercise classes
  • Daily activities programme of crafts, quizzes, games and bingo. Weekly film shows.
  • Loop system in the Day Centre to assist the hard of hearing
  • Access to local medical services, dentists and opticians
  • An extensive and varied menu catering for all dietary needs. Alternatives to daily menu are always available.

To discuss your needs in detail and how to claim funding, please contact the home manager on [email protected]