Enter and View: China Cottage Care Home

The Authorised Representatives felt the home generally had a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Some improvements could ensure a more Dementia friendly.
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Summary of findings

The Authorised Representatives felt the home generally had a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

  • Interactions between staff and residents were positive.
  • The environment was clean and tidy.
  • Some improvements could ensure a more Dementia friendly environment.

Recommendations of visit 

We would recommend:

  • Having two distinct notice boards- one with notices indicating Fire Evacuation Plans, Complaints Procedure and notification of Doctor’s visits. With a second board for more general notices such as activities, trips etc.
  • Introducing colour contrast toilet seat raisers.
  • Putting dementia clocks with day/time/date/ a.m. p.m. in communal areas.
  • To ensure that drop down rails in toilets are contrasting colours.
  • Introducing Dementia signage on upstairs toilets and relocating dining room signage to where it is more easily visible.
  • That alarm cords be hanging to floor level at all times in case of falls.

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