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Rotherlea Requires improvement

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 17 July 2012
Date of Publication: 28 August 2012
Inspection Report published 28 August 2012 PDF


Inspection carried out on 17 July 2012

During a routine inspection

We spoke with five people who lived in the home. They told us that they enjoyed life in the home and that they had choices in daily activities of living. One person told us, �I love it here.� Another told us, �I like to get up around nine.�

We were told that there were plenty of activities such as music, singers and trips out. One person told us, �I love the trips out.�

We looked at completed surveys from people and relatives and they also expressed satisfaction with the activities but some people pointed out that there was not much on offer for people who did not like groups or could not go out on trips.

People told us they were happy with the care they received and that they were treated with respect.

We spoke with one relative who was happy with the care in the home and who confirmed that the meals were very good.

We spoke with professionals from West Sussex County Council, with the district nursing team and with the Primary Care Trust Mental Health team who were, in the main, happy with the care in the home. We were told that the home learned from any incident or investigation, that staff were caring but that �sometimes staff are very thin on the ground� We were told that the majority of staff were enthusiastic about some recent dementia workshops.