Derbyshire DE7 8AY
Telephone: (0115) 932 2303
Registered Manager: McLean, Julie Ann
Provider Name: Anchor Trust
Care home beds: 40
Anchor’s Victoria Court in Ilkeston is a trusted provider of residential care for elderly people, offering specialised services for those who have varying physical and mental frailties.
The home’s well trained and helpful staff provide 24-hour care and support with the dignity and respect our residents deserve to help maintain their chosen lifestyle, adapting as needs change. We work with residents and their loved ones to create a detailed care plan which ensures individual health and care needs are met.
Complimented by lovely gardens, Victoria Court offers first class care and facilities with en-suite rooms for up to 40 residents, in a light, spacious and elegant setting. Residents enjoy the in-house library, a holistic therapy room and the hairdressing salon.
Victoria Court is located close to Illkeston Town Centre and Illkeston Memorial Hospital. Derby railway station, the theatre and the supermarket are 10-15 miles away.
Activities play an important role and we aim to enhance our residents’ quality of life by providing a range of social activities. From sing-a-longs, board games, film nights, and karaoke, residents can choose to take part or also enjoy time in their own rooms.
We serve tasty, wholesome dishes and involve the home’s residents in selecting our menus. We offer daily choice of meals and cater for special dietary needs and preferences, helping keep our residents healthy and well nourished.
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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.
Our inspection was unannounced and the team consisted of one inspector. We checked the information we held about the service and the provider. This included notifications that the provider had sent to us about incidents at the service and information we had received from the public. We also spoke with the local authority who provided us with current monitoring information. We used this information to help formulate our inspection plan.
On this occasion, we had not asked the provider to send us a 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. However, we offered the provider the opportunity to share information they felt relevant with us.
We spoke with six people who used the service and three relatives Some people were unable to tell us their experience of their life in the home, so we observed how the staff interacted with people in communal areas.
We also spoke with four members of care staff, two volunteers, the cook, the warden from the sheltered accommodation next door, the care manager, the registered manager and two visiting professionals. We reviewed five staff files to see how staff were recruited. We looked at the training records to see how staff were trained and supported to deliver care to meet each personâs needs. We reviewed six care plans to see how the care was recorded and used to ensure each personâs needs were met. We looked at the systems the provider had in place to ensure the quality of the service was monitored and reviewed to drive improvement.
Last updated 02:33:20 22nd Jul 2017 - Update Now
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