Barnes Lodge

Barnes Lodge

Tudeley Lane
Kent TN11 0QJ

Telephone: (01732) 369171

Registered Manager: Sara Grist
Provider Name: The Abbeyfield Kent Society
Care home beds: 101

Care Types: Care HomeDementiaOlder People

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Last updated 3 August 2015

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 inspection took place on 3 July 2015 and was unannounced. The inspection team consisted of three inspectors and an expert by experience. An expert by experience is a person who has personal experience of using, or caring for someone who uses, this type of care service.

We gathered and reviewed information about the service before the inspection, including information from the local authority and previous reports. We spoke with the safeguarding team and the commissioners of the service to gather their views of the care and service. We looked at notifications we had received from the provider. This is information the provider is required by law to tell us about.

During our inspection we spoke with nine people, five people’s relatives and seven staff. We used the Short Observational Framework for Inspection (SOFI) because most people were living with dementia and many could not tell us about their experiences of using the service. SOFI is a specific way of observing care to help us understand the experience of people who could not talk with us.

We looked at care records and associated risk assessments for five people. We observed medicines being administered. We looked at various records the registered manager kept for the running of the service.

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