Registered Manager: Kate Ley and Louise Pearce
Provider Name: Ashdown Care Limited
Care home beds: 60
Situated in a residential area close to the town centre of Tiverton, Ashdowne Care Centre offers nursing and personal care for 60 older people.
The Care Centre is divided into two units: Ashdowne providing general nursing care for older people, and Pinnex providing specialist care the those with mental health care needs. Ashdowne offers single room accommodation on two floors. Companion rooms are available.
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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 checked 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.
We undertook an unannounced focused inspection of Ashdowne Care Centre on 30 March 2017. This inspection was done to check that improvements to meet legal requirements planned by the provider after our inspection in April 2016 had been made. The team inspected the service against one of the five questions we ask about services: Is the service effective? This is because the service was not meeting some legal requirements. The inspection team comprised of one adult social care inspector.
Prior to the inspection, we reviewed the information we held about the home. This included reviewing the previous inspection reports, their action plan, and from notifications. A notification is information about important events which the service is required to send us by law. This enabled us to ensure we were addressing any potential areas of concern.
We met with seven people using the service, and spoke with one visitor. We looked at three people's care records. We spoke with nine staff which included one of the registered managerâs, the providerâs operations manager, registered nurses, care staff, activity staff, the cook and housekeeping staff. We looked at systems for monitoring staff training and supervision.
We sought feedback from commissioners and from health and social care professionals who regularly visited the home and received a response from one of them.
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