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Archived: Romney Cottage Residential Care Home Inadequate

We are carrying out a review of quality at Romney Cottage Residential Care Home. We will publish a report when our review is complete. Find out more about our inspection reports.
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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 6 August 2012
Date of Publication: 28 August 2012
Inspection Report published 28 August 2012 PDF

Overview

Inspection carried out on 6 August 2012

During an inspection looking at part of the service

We spoke with five people who were using the service. Some people living there were not able to talk to us directly about their experiences due to their complex needs, which included dementia, so we used a number of different methods to help us understand their experiences. We spoke with staff, spoke with a relative visiting the home, read records, looked round the home and made observations of the care and support they received.

People we spoke with told us they liked living at Romney Cottage and were involved in making decisions about their care and support. They said they were given choices about their daily routines such as when to get up and go to bed, what to eat and what to do each day.

They said they liked their rooms, a person who shared a bedroom said they were happy with this arrangement and had always shared with the same person. People said staff kept their rooms clean and tidy.

People told us they liked the meals and there was enough variety and choice of food on offer.