Enter and view: Athenaeum Residential Care Home, Barnet

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Healthwatch Barnet conducted an announced Enter and View visit to Athenaeum Residential Care Home on 31 May 2014. The team recorded their observations made throughout the visit and engaged with 6 residents, staff members and 3 relatives of the residents. Positive feedback from residents and their relatives was received. The team considered the home to be relaxed and friendly, and that residents were treated well. The report recommended that the home look into how to better engage residents with the activities on offer, display the food menu, ensure that all staff know their roles in the event of a fire evacuation and to further develop end of life care planning. The provider responded to the reports recommendations and reported that the points are now being acted upon.

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General details

Report title 
Enter and view: Athenaeum Residential Care Home, Barnet
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Barnet
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 3 June, 2014
Date evidence capture began 
Saturday, 31 May, 2014
Date evidence capture finished 
Saturday, 31 May, 2014
Type of report 
Enter and view
Key themes 
Communication between staff and patients
Food and nutrition
Health and safety
Other information of note about this report 
Meaningful Activities
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
How was the information collected? 
Visit to provider
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Social care services 
Residential care home

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Not known
Not known
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
Service manager
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Yes action has been taken or promised
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
What type of impact was determined? 
Tangible impact (not cost related)

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.