It’s a Wonderful Life at Hyllden Heights Care Home
We’ve turned ‘cars’ into ‘care’ in Hildenborough with the opening of our new home, Hyllden Heights! Our beautiful new building replaces the former Hildenborough Group Volvo dealership on Tonbridge Road.
Hyllden Heights is the newest addition to Oakland Care’s portfolio, including Birchwood Heights in Swanley and Maplewood Court in Maidstone.
Built in a style sympathetic to the houses around it, the décor has been inspired, in part, by the nearby Half Moon pub on Half Moon Lane.
A bespoke mural sits behind the bar featuring a moon and stars, which is a nod to the film It’s a Wonderful Life.
In the film, the hero, George Bailey, shares a scene with his soon-to-be-wife, where he says, “What is it you want, Mary? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down”. This is a very famous film and is enjoyed by many generations.
Everyone is delighted with the bespoke mural where the moon is featured, together with stars and clouds as a backdrop to the café, especially with the moon and stars illuminated.
Special thanks to Keenan Benson, a local artist who worked with our Interior Designer to paint this lovely piece and then it was enhanced to make the actual mural which is 4.5 meters wide.
Hyllden Heights provides a full range of care options from respite care to memory care, residential to nursing care, but all will feature the ‘Namaste’ approach.
“Oakland Care’s motto is ‘live, love and be loved’ and that’s very much what Namaste care is all about,” General Manager, Karen Pain, explained.
“Our approach to care will be tailored to each individual and will focus on the senses – through the music they love, their favourite perfumes or aftershaves, physical connections like hand massages and just having some meaningful one-to-one time with staff.
“It really helps people to feel comfortable in their surroundings and with our team, and for our staff to connect with residents, too. This will be their home and they should feel at home.”
Hyllden Heights will bring much-needed care home beds to the sector in Kent, which saw nine homes close in 2022. It will also offer residents a café bistro, craft room, cinema room, hair and beauty salon, a private dining room, therapy room, lounges and garden areas.
Find out more information on Hyllden Heights.