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Cedar Court Nursing Home (Dementia Unit) Good

Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 1 January 2021

AbAbout the service

Cedar Court Nursing Home (Dementia Unit) is a residential care home providing personal and nursing care to 25 people living with dementia. The service can support up to 45 people. The home is in a rural location with enclosed accessible gardens. Care is divided across two floors and there are several communal lounges for people to spend time in.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

People received their medicines as prescribed and the risks associated with medicines were managed effectively. People received safe care and there were effective infection control systems to keep them safe. There were enough staff available to meet people's needs safely and in a timely manner. Nursing staff were being recruited and regular agency staff were utilised in the interim. People were protected from the risk of harm and lessons were learnt when mistakes happened.

The systems in place to monitor and improve the service were effective in achieving good outcomes for people. Staff were aware of their responsibilities and were encouraged to raise concerns and report mistakes to create a learning culture. Under current restrictions the service had implemented strict infection control measures but were innovative in maintaining contact with families virtually and on site through building development.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was requires improvement (published 12 December 2019).

Why we inspected

We received concerns in relation to infection control, staffing and risk management. As a result, we undertook a focused inspection to review the key questions of safe and well-led only. We reviewed the information we held about the service. No areas of concern were identified in the other key questions. We therefore did not inspect them. Ratings from previous comprehensive inspections for those key questions were used in calculating the overall rating at this inspection.

We looked at infection prevention and control measures under the Safe key question. We look at this in all care home inspections even if no concerns or risks have been identified. This is to provide assurance that the service can respond to coronavirus and other infection outbreaks effectively.

The overall rating for the service has changed from requires improvement to good. This is based on the findings at this inspection.

You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for infection control, staffing and risk management on our website at

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas



Updated 1 January 2021

The service was safe.


Requires improvement

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Updated 1 January 2021

The service was well led.