Registered Manager: Nenita Jopson
Provider Name: Forest Care Limited
Care home beds: 60
At Cedar Lodge we believe in providing high standards of nursing care within a friendly, homely environment.
Set in spacious landscaped gardens and surrounded by woodland, Cedar Lodge enjoys a quiet and peaceful location that is also convenient for local shops and amenities.
Our nursing home is purpose-built and opened in 1989. Cedar Lodge is a carefully and thoughtfully designed home, aimed at giving the residents as much choice and freedom as they had in their own home, Cedar Lodge can accommodate up to 60 residents in spacious single occupancy bedrooms with en-suite facilities. Adding personal possessions help residents quickly feel at home.
There is plenty of space in Cedar Lodge and residents are free to choose where and how they spend their time. Residents can socialise as much or as little as they wish to and we offer an extensive activities programme that includes arts and crafts, fitness, parties, outings and visiting entertainers. In getting to know our residents, their likes and dislikes, we are able to ensure that we always provide choices that will be relevant and of interest. This extends to all aspects of life, from food preferences to religious beliefs. Our care is very much based on respecting and facilitating residents’ personal needs.
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We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to look at the overall quality of the service, and to provide a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.
This was an unannounced inspection which took place on 1 November 2016. The inspection team consisted of three inspectors, an expert by experience in care for older people (an expert by experience is a person who has personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses this type of service) and a nurse specialist.
Prior to the inspection we reviewed the information we had about the service. This included information sent to us by the provider, about the staff and the people who used the service. We reviewed information on the Provider Information Return (PIR). This is a form that asks the provider to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make. We also reviewed notifications sent to us about significant events at the service. A notification is information about important events which the provider is required to tell us about by law.
During the visit we spoke with the registered manager, 17 people, two relatives and 11 members of staff. We looked at a sample of nine care records of people who used the service, medicine administration records and six recruitment and supervision records for staff. We looked at records that related to the management of the service. These included minutes of resident, relative and staff meetings and audits of the service.
The last inspection was on 22 July 2015 where one breach of regulation was identified. This related to the lack of assessments of people that may lack capacity to make decisions.
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