Introduction and Service Overview
Applegarth, nestled at 1 Rutland Close, Leicester Forest East, Leicester, stands as a pillar of specialized care for up to six individuals with sensory impairments, and either learning disabilities or autism. During the last inspection on November 28, 2019, the home was a sanctuary for five residents. This facility is renowned for its person-centered approach, offering holistic support tailored to the diverse needs of its residents.
Applegarth has been recognized for its exemplary service with 'Outstanding' ratings in caring and well-led categories, alongside 'Good' ratings in safety, effectiveness, and responsiveness by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). These ratings mirror the home's commitment to providing high-quality, personalized care.
Care Quality and Resident Experience
The level of care at Applegarth is unparalleled, characterized by the staff's remarkable kindness and empathy. They have a keen understanding of the residents' challenges and strive to create an environment where each individual leads a fulfilling and active life. The staff's proficiency in various communication methods, including Makaton, ensures all residents are actively involved in their care plans, fostering a family-like atmosphere rooted in trust and respect.
Environment and Activities
Applegarth offers a secure and nurturing environment, with facilities specifically adapted for residents with visual impairments. The home's thoughtful design promotes independence and comfortable movement. Residents partake in diverse activities and community events, enriching their lives with inclusion and joy.
Safety and Health Management
At Applegarth, safety is paramount. The staff are skilled in safeguarding practices and managing risks effectively. Medication management is meticulous, and the home upholds stringent cleanliness standards. The proactive approach of the staff in addressing health needs ensures a safe and healthy living space.
Leadership and Community Links
The leadership at Applegarth is commendable, fostering an inclusive and empowering culture. Management's dedication to continual improvement is evident in their collaboration with health and social care professionals. Strong community ties further enhance the quality of life for residents and ensure efficient and prompt care.
Applegarth exemplifies the best in care homes, offering a compassionate and inclusive environment for individuals with sensory impairments and learning disabilities or autism. The home's dedication to personalized care, innovative communication, and robust community involvement positions it as a standout in specialized residential care.
S R (Mother of Resident) - Overall Experience: 5.0 out of 5
"My son has been at Applegarth for about 6 weeks now, and I am thrilled to say he absolutely loves it there. The staff are incredible, creating a joyful atmosphere filled with laughter, fun, and regular outings for coffee and cake or to the pub. Seeing him so settled and happy is truly heartwarming. It's impressive how the staff are learning Makaton to communicate with my son, who has limited speech. Their effort in understanding his signing is fantastic."
Comment from Fulcrum Care Senior Consultant
"Applegarth is a shining example of compassionate and inclusive care. Their dedication to understanding and meeting the unique needs of each resident, especially through innovative communication methods like Makaton, is truly commendable. At Fulcrum Care, we are inspired by such establishments and are committed to supporting homes like Applegarth to maintain and enhance their high standards of care."