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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 15 January 2014
Date of Publication: 8 February 2014
Inspection Report published 08 February 2014 PDF | 74.2 KB


Inspection carried out on 15 January 2014

During a routine inspection

Colebrook Respite Unit offers respite care for older people who are affected by dementia. At the time of our visit there were two people staying there who had been discharged from hospital but were not well enough to go home. There were also two people who were receiving respite care from home. A day care centre was also managed from the premises. During our visit we talked to people as they participated in activities. We also spoke with a visitor, three staff members and the manager of the centre.

Prior to people being accepted for respite care, a comprehensive assessment was completed from which a care support plan was developed. We saw where people had identified health needs, there was information in their records about their condition and the problems they could present.

A person visiting a friend on the unit told us, "X is fine and does look well. I think it is lovely."

We checked the management of medicines and saw people received their medication as prescribed.

During our visit we observed staff spending time with people both individually and in small groups. Records confirmed staff received regular and relevant training. Staff spoke positively about the support they received from the management team.

We saw any complaints were fully investigated and dealt with appropriately.