RDB Star Rating gains great strength from being based on a partnership approach and fosters greater understanding between the various sectors. For those commissioning social care, RDB has proved to be a powerful tool to identify, reward and promote quality providers. With the focus firmly placed on the resident throughout the assessment, RDB enables providers and commissioners to work together towards the important goal of improved ‘quality of life’, for all those living in a residential care environment.
Participating in the RDB Star Rating scheme is an excellent way for Proprietors/Managers to demonstrate how they provide safe, effective, responsive, compassionate, high-quality care. This is particularly important for their residents, staff, commissioners of care, community professionals, the public, banks, insurance companies and CQC.
Benefits to participating in the RDB Scheme are:
o Annual inspection
o Empowers purchasers of care to make an informed choice
o Provides homes with an independent second opinion
o Provides reports and data to drive ‘Quality Improvement’
o Provides a reliable national, recognised and reliable symbol of ‘quality’
o Assists care homes with regulatory compliance
o Complimentary to the CQC regulatory inspections
o Re-assures proprietors and managers they are delivering ‘quality’ care and services
o Effective ‘Quality Management’ tool
o Supported by the Care Sector