To me it was quite evident that regardless of the role, whether it might be nursing, caring, catering, office, housekeeping, maintenance or grounds, (my apologies for those I may not have included), everyone was totally committed and dedicated to caring not only for the residents but the relatives as well.

—  A Canford Resident's Family

Mayflower Care Home, Kent is a modern and purpose built nursing home for the elderly, frail and people with dementia. It is set within its own secluded grounds in a residential area of Gravesend, just under a mile to the town centre. It is easily accessible by road and public transport. Local shops and amenities are just a couple of minutes’ walk away.

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Mayflower offers care to people with dementia, and has highly specialist facilities to support people with complex needs. In addition, Mayflower provides both nursing and residential care for elderly frail people with general nursing needs and offer’s residential and respite care packages. Mayflower takes its responsibilities seriously and is constantly looking for ways to enhance the quality of the services it provides to its residents.

At Mayflower we have a special commitment to the training and development of our workforce to ensure continuing high standards of care. We believe that care and support to be offered in partnership with family and representatives that’s why we always strive hard to include residents’ family and friends in residents daily routines.

Our philosophy is to support each resident towards achieving as much independence as their personal circumstances permit and we support this by providing a wide range of meaningful in-house activities which may include reminiscence and therapeutic activities to stimulate the mind, body and soul.

"Mayflower has lovely surroundings, super staff, the home has a great ambience, I'm happy mum is in a real home from home."

- Quote from Maggie Hart daughter of our 1st resident Daphne Abbott

Services and Facilities Mayflower Care Home provides

Services & Facilities

  • 24 hour care
  • Nursing, residential and respite care
  • Complex needs care
  • Home cooked meals
  • Visiting hours to suit you
  • Activity programmes
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Chiropody
  • Secure landscaped gardens
  • Retained GP service


  • Purpose built modern care home
  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Specialist bathing equipment
  • High impact furniture
  • Wheelchair access
  • Nurse call system
  • Sensory room
  • Safe and secure gardens
  • Telephone & TV point (all bedrooms)
  • Choice of comfortable lounges
  • Cosy Pub
  • IT and Wi-Fi facilities

Specialist Units

Our specialist units are designed as complex behaviour suites, run by a dedicated and experienced team and provide individualised person centred care to all our residents. The décor of the home is warm and friendly and conducive to strong relationship being formed between residents, relatives and care staff. Relatives are strongly encouraged to be involved in the care planning of their loved ones.

Our two complex behaviour suites are divided between an 8 bedded and a 12 bedded unit. All rooms are en-suite, designed to ensure then safety comfort and security of our residents. The complex behaviour suite is also equipped with its own communal lounge where social activities take place, a dining area and kitchenette. The sensory and de-escalation rooms are specicalist areas where residents can relax and de-stress.

Please call for further information.

We provide a range of activities


  • Music and Relaxation
  • Gardening Club
  • Reminiscence
  • Sensory Games
  • Quizzes
  • Board Games
  • Ball Games
  • Skittles
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Music & Dance

We host a range of events throughout the year. Please visit our Latest News page for information.


Contact Details

Hartshill Road
DA11 7DX

Tel: 01474 531030

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