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April Cottage Retirement Home Good

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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 27 February 2019

About the service:

April Cottage Retirement Home is a residential care home providing personal and nursing care to 12 people aged 65 and over at the time of the inspection.

People’s experience of using this service:

• People were safe from avoidable harm and abuse. They felt safe living at April Cottage Retirement Home.

• There was sufficient numbers of staff on duty to meet people’s needs. Staff have the knowledge, skills and experience to provide care and support that met people’s individual needs.

• The provider had protocols in place to support the safe storage and administration of people’s medicines. Staff worked corroboratively with health care professionals to meet people’s health needs.

• Staff demonstrated a good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 and treated people in accordance to relevant legislation and guidance.

• The care people received was delivered in a kind and compassionate way. Their dignity and privacy was respected and promoted.

• People were supported to be as independent as possible. Staff made reasonable adjustments to help them achieve their objectives.

• People could freely express their views and were in control of the care they received. Feedback that they gave was actioned on and used to improve the quality of the care they received.

• The provider had systems in place to monitor the quality of care people received. The registered manager provided required support and guidance to enable staff to provide care that met people’s individual needs.

• More information is in the detailed findings below.

Rating at last inspection:

This is our first inspection of April Cottage Retirement Home under the new provider.

Follow up:

Going forward we will continue to monitor this service and respond accordingly. We plan to inspect in line with our re-inspection schedule for those services rated good.

Inspection areas



Updated 27 February 2019

The service was safe.

Details are in our Safe findings below.



Updated 27 February 2019

The service was effective

Details are in our Effective findings below



Updated 27 February 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our Caring findings below



Updated 27 February 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our Responsive findings below



Updated 27 February 2019

The service was well-led.

Details are in our Well-led findings below.