AMBERWOOD NURSING HOME

CQC INSPECTION REPORT

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FACILITIES

Amberwood has been operating as a Nursing Home in Exmouth for over 20 years. Our recent CQC report suggests it is one of the very best Care Homes in Exmouth. The home is within a mile of Exmouth train station and is on the main bus route; a stop is outside our home, making it very convenient for staff, residents' and visitors.

The Home has a warm, friendly, relaxed atmosphere, and currently cares for residents with nursing care needs.
The building stands in its own extensive grounds, with a well tended private garden.
The garden provides places to sit and relax in the fresh air. Some of our residents help with planting of seeds and seedlings in pots and containers for decorating the patios. Fresh flowers cut from our own borders are often displayed in Residents private rooms and in the communal areas.
Most of the bedrooms are single occupancy and all are wheelchair accessible. All of the bedrooms are comfortable and homely and residents are encouraged to furnish and decorate them according to their individual tastes. All have a call bell and their own wash-hand basin; some are also en-suite. Television sets and telephones can be installed on request by private arrangement with BT. Residents may also make and receive calls at any time on the house telephone.
Residents are welcome to bring small pets with them, where possible. Several staff members' pets are regular visitors to the home and relatives are encouraged to bring their pets to enhance the quality of life for residents.

MEDICAL CARE

Amberwood provides 24 hour care by qualified nurses, supervised by Nursing Director, Sally Moyse and Acting Matron, Karen Glover. The nurses are supported by a team of trained Care Assistants'; many of them have completed the NVQ Level 3, and others are working towards this qualification.
Medication may be kept by residents themselves if desired, or may be dispensed by the qualified nursing staff; the home works closely with all members of the primary healthcare team. GP's, district nurses, acute specialists, chiropodists, dentists and opticians all make visits to the home if needed. We believe our standards are as high as any Care Home in Exmouth.

CATERING

Favourite foods are an important part of our pre-admission process. From roast beef to paella to Indian or Chinese, a great variety of dishes are available within a balanced, nutritional and varied diet. Meals may be taken in the dining room, the sitting room or in the Resident's own room. Where appropriate wine or sherry can be served at mealtimes. Tea, coffee, fruit juices, cordials, light snacks and fruit are available throughout the day.

ACTIVITIES

Staff at Amberwood strongly believe that residents should be encouraged to be as active and independent as possible. Residents are assisted to continue existing hobbies and interests. There is also scope to take up and enjoy new activities. A weekly music / exercise class is popular. There are also monthly live music sessions by local entertainers chosen by our residents. Residents also enjoy visits from the Donkey Sanctuary.
Where possible, staff will escort residents on outings on a one-to-one basis. Trips to the shops, local entertainment, the seafront and other venues are all enjoyed; Amberwood has extensive links with local places of worship. We are happy to arrange for our residents to visit or be visited.
The short walk to the river Exe estuary is also popular.

 

FALLS

Following our own research, which has been focused on particular specialities not provided by other care homes, we have developed a detailed set of policies and procedures for the prevention of falls. This has been made possible by a specific training programme for our staff. We believe the acquired expertise of our staff makes our homes very safe and secure environment for all our residents.

VISITORS

Visits from family and friends are encouraged. With a little notice it is possible for visitors to come and have meals with their relatives, either on their own or as a family occasion.
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