Healthwatch Rochdale are to continue their programme of Enter and View visits in local care homes for a second year.

Healthwatch Rochdale will be making nine additional visits to care homes in the Rochdale Borough over the next twelve months following public consultation
A group of Healthwatch staff and volunteers

In line with the previous year’s programme the visits will be based on  eight care quality indicators developed by Independent Age but for the 2019/20 programme Healthwatch Rochdale has added a ninth indicator which focuses on the environment.

The indicators nine are

  • Have strong, visible management
  • Have staff with the time and skills to do their job
  • Have good knowledge of each individual resident and how their needs may be changing
  • Offer a varied programme of activities
  • Offer quality, choice and flexibility around food and mealtimes
  • Ensure residents can regularly see health professionals such as GPs, dentists, opticians or chiropodists
  • Accommodate residents personal, cultural and lifestyle needs
  • Be an open environment where feedback is actively sought and used#
  • Provide a physical environment which is suitable for the needs of the residents

Healthwatch Rochdale are looking for volunteers to take part in this year's programme . If you are interested please get in touch.

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