Oakdene is registered with the Care Quality Commission for three regulated activities:
- Accommodation for persons who require nursing or personal care.
- Treatment of disease, disorder and injury.
We provide care for men and women over 18 with physical frailty providing a 24hr service for those that require nursing, personal or respite care. We have some rehabilitation beds which are used by the Independent Living Team. We do take people with mild to moderate dementia where their main needs are medical.
Before someone is admitted to Oakdene, an assessment is undertaken by a suitable qualified person in liason with the person and/or their carer to make sure that their needs can be met at Oakdene. This assessment will also ascertain such things as dietary needs, religious belief, and any special care they may require. At Oakdene we give person-centred care; the care the person receives will be tailored to their needs and wishes. Advance Care Planning is offered to all residents at Oakdene, this is discussed with the resident and or their relative if the resident wishes. This means that we can be proactive in looking after their future needs.
In the event of an emergency admission, a full assessment will be made within five days of admission.
During the first 48 hours the resident will be provided with the key aspects, rules and routines of the Home.
Our latest CQC inspection report was published in February 2023. The care home was found to be "Inadequate" in 3 of 5 areas so has been rated "Inadequate" overall. A link to the CQC report can be found here. With our new management team now in place, we have made immediate, significant changes to rectify the issues raised by CQC and we look forward to the return inspection in the near future.
Financial Arrangement and Fees
We are committed to providing value for money with our comprehensive and caring service.
The fees are dependent on:
- The type of facility required.
- The type of care package and needs of the individual resident.
Funding for fees is dependent on the personal finances and care needs of each resident. Each resident has a financial assessment carried out by Social Services where appropriate. The current rules can be complicated and our director is always willing to help signpost people to where they need to go for advice.
The fees cover all personal care and accommodation. Areas not covered are:
- Podiatry services