Inspection on 08/12/09 for Cedar Oaks
Also see our care home review for Cedar Oaks for more information
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The following inspection below was carried out on 8th December 2009.
CQC found this care home to be providing an Excellent service.
The inspector made no statutory requirements on the home as a result of this inspection and there were no outstanding actions from the previous inspection report.
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What the care home does well
Cedar Oaks provides a homely, `family-style` atmosphere for up to three service users with learning disabilities. The home benefits from a stable and experienced staff team who are provided with a good training programme. The majority of staff have achieved National Vocational Qualifications in care at level 2 or above. Service users are supported to lead a active and fulfilling lifestyle and have the opportunity to participate in a good range of activities in and out of the home. The home has developed information and structured person-centred plans ensuring that staff are able to meet individual needs consistently. The manager has been in post for over 9 years and provides good leadership maintaining records and information to a good standard. The organisation has developed strong quality monitoring processes including annual satisfaction surveys and monthly monitoring reports. Service users are supported to take an active role in the running of the home and menus are planned around individual`s specific requirements and preferences. The resident`s bedrooms are personalised and well decorated providing comfortable individual space. No complaints or adult protection alerts have been raised in connection with the service over the last 12 months.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The service has maintained a high standard of care and support. The manager has continued to develop the service provision. The organisation has developed a day centre in the local area called the Cyber Club, which provides a good range of activities and skills courses for service users. Staff in the home work with service users to develop person-centred care plans and the scope of activities has increased further since the last key inspection. Staff training needs have been maintained and almost all staff have achieved National Vocational Qualifications in care.
What the care home could do better:
No requirements or recommendations have been made as a result of this inspection process. It was noted that some minor improvements could be made in relation to the environment such as the renewal of tiling in the kitchen and plastering around one of the bedroom doors.