Friston House Care Home

414 City Way, Rochester, ME1 2BQ

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01634 624 958

Nursing care

Dementia care

Respite / Short stay

Services for under 65

Sandra Verrell

General Manager
For friends and family 01634 403 556

Friston House Care Home in Rochester

Friston House is a modern, purpose-built care home, located near the historic city of Rochester. The home has lovely courtyard gardens and good access to public transport.

It is split into three units and offers services to people who require nursing and personal care, people living with working age dementia and people living with dementia.

Dementia Care

We provide specialist support for individuals living with dementia in our bespoke Memory Lane Community, where care is focused on independence, dignity and choice, with a person centred approach. We have also invested in a 'Magic Table' for our home, an interactive light projector designed to support people living with dementia through mentally and physically stimulating games.

There is 24-hour nursing cover and links with local NHS services are extremely good. Care at Friston House is based on careful assessment and care planning, linked to activities on a group and one-to-one basis, which include regular parties, entertainments and outings. Community links are good and a number of volunteers visit the home to help out.

The best way to get to know Friston House is to give us a visit or a call, we're happy to help and advise.

Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure 'Providing great quality care and wellbeing' for more information on how we're here to help you and your loved one.
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Types of care

At Friston House we are committed to ensuring that all our residents receive the highest quality of person-centred nursing care in a safe environment. Each resident has an individualised care plan, tailored to their individual nursing needs. Here at Friston House we understand that it is important to improve and maintain our residents physical and psychological well-being, and that our care services are delivered in a way that celebrates each persons individuality. Our latest CQC inspection report gave us a rating of 'Good' outcome for 'Caring' and as a team we do care.

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Nursing care

Dementia care

Respite / Short stay

Services for under 65

Enriching the lives of people living with dementia

Read our brochure 'Enriching the lives of people living with dementia' for more information on our support.

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A-Z Directory of Demential Care

Read our brochure 'A-Z Directory of Demential Care' for more information on our support.

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  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Step-free access
  • Hairdressing salon


  • Activity classes
  • Activity room
  • Day trips
  • Exercise classes


  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Disability awareness/equality training


  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Nurse call system

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.

Sandra Verrell

General Manager

Hi my name is Sandra Verrell and I am the General Manager at Friston house. Welcome to our website.

We pride ourselves on the dedicated, person centred care that we deliver here at Friston House for both our resident's and their loved ones. 

I am passionate nurse and a leader who is dedicated to delivering excellent care to our residents through a well-supported, skilled and supported teams. My role as General Manager is to support the team in providing person-centred care and to make sure our residents feel safe and comfortable in their home.

I have been a Registered Nurse since 1983 and have over 27 years' experience of working in the care home environment, including more than 17 years as General Manager.

My team and i look forward to welcoming you to Friston House for a cup of tea and a slice of our famous home made cake

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Our staff are like family

Our staff are like family

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Life at Friston House Care Home

Care, activities, facilities and food are all major focuses at our home. It is important that each of these services are tailored to the individual needs and preferences of residents, which is why we employ a wonderful team of professionals who can deliver support using a warm and person-centred approach.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

Our fantastic catering team are always on hand to prepare tasty and nutritious food with fresh, seasonal produce that is cooked to the highest of standards.

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Activities & Events


Our varied activities programme reflects the dedication of our skilled staff, who bring a certain uniqueness to the home, which can't be found anywhere else.

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Care & Facilities

Care and Facilities

Our home is equipped with a number of facilities and features that serve to enhance the lives of those we support.

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What people say about us

Friston House Care Home

CQC Overall rating


05 September 2018

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