Dignity Champions Visit Care home Alan-Morkhill, Central West LondonDownload (PDF 518KB)
Summary of report content2 Enter and View visits of Alan Morkhill Care Home in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) run by Goldcare Homes. Information collected through: introductory meeting, observations, conversations with 11 residents, 5 staff and 1 relative and documentation. Background: • A 49 bedded residential home for over 65s owned by Gold Care Homes. 47 beds were occupied on both visits. • Follow up visit from previous visit in 2012 and a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection rating ‘requires improvement.’ • The HCWL Dignity Champions volunteers work together to improve people’s experiences of health and social care receiving training around the Care Act and the duties and implications in the provision of care around respect and dignity. Dignity Champions are trained to observe and listen to residents in their home setting. Conclusions: • Majority of residents are very happy with their care. The attitude of the staff is caring, treating residents with dignity and respect. • Staffing levels seemed low and staff were stretched within the confines of their roles. • Additional work created for the Manager and staff by not having easier and more routine access to GP and multi-disciplinary teams. With the Integrated Care Service ‘My Care, My Way’ operating in the Borough, the infrastructure and role of the Care Manager should support this. Recommendations: • Ensure that cleaning staff do not leave trollies unattended. • Review of staffing and consideration of additional staff or volunteer support for activities, meal times and other peak periods. • Review of activities. • Link up with My Way, My Care to consider if more support is available for residents through Case Managers. • Implementation of dementia plan and refurbishment of 2nd floor to create a dementia friendly environment and specialist training for all staff working with residents with dementia. • Ongoing maintenance programme. • Designated staff to visit another local facility as part of ongoing training. • Ongoing involvement with Healthwatch local engagement lead.
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Dignity Champions Visit Care home Alan-Morkhill, Central West London
Healthwatch Central West London
Date of publication
Tuesday, 6 June, 2017
Date evidence capture began
Friday, 3 March, 2017
Date evidence capture finished
Tuesday, 6 June, 2017
Type of report
Cleanliness hygiene and infection control
Food and nutrition
Health and safety
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Waiting times and lists for treatment
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How was the information collected?
Visit to provider
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced?
Primary care services
Secondary care services
Mental health services
Community mental health team (CMHT)
Types of disabilities
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Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
Blindness or severe visual impairment
Mental health condition
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People with limited family or social networks
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Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views?
Does the information include staff's views?
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Care / support workers
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What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views?
Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report?
Does the information contain a response from a provider?
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