Provider Name: Oakdown House Limited
Care home beds: 45
Oakdown House is a CQC 3 star rated service providing person-centred residential care for adults with learning difficulties. Set in five acres of mature grounds in the High Weald of Sussex, Oakdown has three separate residential units, each catering for varying individual needs.
Established in 1986, Oakdown House provides a wide range of person-centred support enabling the residents to fulfill their own individual potential. The emphasis of the care provided is on individual choice, supporting our residents to live full and valued lives, as independently as possible. Person-centred care plans combined with key-worker input and total communication systems help our staff develop an awareness of each individual’s physical, emotional and social needs.
At Oakdown House the company directors & management team constantly monitor the quality of our service to maintain standards and ensure that we both meet and improve upon expectations of our service users, their family & friends & placing authorities.
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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.
The inspection took place on the 13 April 2017 and was unannounced. The inspection was carried out by 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.
The provider had completed 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. Before the inspection we checked the information that we held about the home and the provider. This included previous inspection reports and statutory notifications sent to us by the registered manager about incidents and events that had occurred at the service. A notification is information about important events which the service is required to send to us by law. We used all this information to decide which areas to focus on during our inspection.
During the inspection we spent time with people who lived at the service. We spent time in the lounge, dining room and day centre. We took time to observe how people and staff interacted. Some people were unable to use structured language to communicate verbally with us, so we took time to observe how people and staff interacted at lunch time and during activities. We spoke with two visiting relatives, nine people, the registered manager, six members of staff, the activity coordinator and the nominated individual.
We looked at seven care plans and associated risk assessments, three staff files, medication administration record (MAR) sheets, incidents and accidents, policies and procedures other records relating to the management of the service. We also 'pathway tracked' people living at the home. This is when we followed the care and support a person's received and obtained their views. It was an important part of our inspection, as it allowed us to capture information about a sample of people receiving care.
We lasted inspected Oakdown House on the 29 May 2015 when it was rated as âGood.â
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