Assessment Report

The RDB Assessment Report

Following the RDB Assessment, a report is produced and sent to the care home. This report contains:


  • star rating achieved
  • star rating graphs
  • resident and personnel survey graphs
  • a summary report

The information contained within this report provides a detailed analysis of the home’s care provision (actual and perceived) as assessed against the RDB care standards and questionnaire items.

The dynamic nature of the assessment process and its focus on person-centred care, staff knowledge, attitudes and behaviours as well as resident experience means that any changes in management, staff or residents over the last 12 months will have a bearing on the home’s results, when compared to the previous RDB star rating assessment.

The RDB Star Rating report provides accurate information on the home’s care provision at the time of the assessment. The evidence for the RDB assessment data is collected by the Care Quality Assessor from policies, procedures, documentation, knowledge, working practices, attitudes, behaviours and residents’ experiences.

The RDB Star Rating Assessment is designed to be developmental, evaluative and flexible to assist homes committed to delivering a quality service. Therefore, the report has been written to highlight strengths within the home and to identify the RDB care standards which should be reviewed and developed.