Healthwatch Rochdale publishes findings and recommendations after Enter and View visit at Archmoor Care Home

Healthwatch Rochdale has published a report detailing findings and recommendations after carrying out an Enter and View visit at Archmoor Care Home, 116 Sandy Lane, Middleton, M24 2FU.
Archmoor Care Home

During the visit staff members were seen chatting and laughing with residents and using resident’s names often in conversation. The home had dementia friendly signage and was bright, airy and well decorated with the conservatory providing an area for smaller groups to sit together. Residents all appeared happy and content in the home and were seen chatting to each other and staff members. The home had a well-maintained garden with a seating area and had some chicks as part of The Social Hens Project.

On the day of the visit there was an activity session taking place, but it was felt by Enter and view Representatives that activities could be developed and be more tailored to individual resident’s likes and dislikes.

Following the visit recommendations for improvement were made which included:

  • Giving staff members the opportunity to train for their NVQ Level 2 in social care
  • Having a dedicated member of staff in the role of activities co-ordinator to plan and implement activities
  • Asking residents what activities they would like to do in the home and use their likes, dislikes, personality and life history to help tailor activities to the individual and develop an activities programme
  • Having a ‘you said we did’ board for both residents and staff feedback to demonstrate how giving feedback can make a positive difference
The Enter and View team saw some very caring staff members at Archmoor Care Home and this standard of care was reflected in the contentment of residents and the homely atmosphere. The aim of our visits is to identify areas of improvement and the team felt that there was an opportunity for Archmoor to develop primarily in the areas of activities and staff training
— Kate Jones, Healthwatch Rochdale Chief Executive Officer

If you require this report in an alternative format please telephone 01706 249 575.


Archmoor Enter and View Report

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