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Archived: Oakleigh House Nursing Home Inadequate

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 2 March 2013
Date of Publication: 4 April 2013
Inspection Report published 4 April 2013 PDF


Inspection carried out on 2 March 2013

During a routine inspection

During the inspection we talked with three people using the service, two relatives and four members of staff to obtain their views about the service.

People were generally satisfied with the care and support they received in the home. Their relatives were also content that they were being cared for and treated appropriately. We however, found that people�s needs were not always assessed in a timely manner to ensure their needs were identified and for care plans and risk assessments to be developed to address their needs.

We found that the service provided equipment to ensure people received the appropriate treatment when they had pressure ulcers. On a few occasions, people who had pressure ulcers were seated for more than two hours. This could prevent current pressure ulcers from healing or put people at risk of developing new pressure ulcers.

People were supported with their healthcare needs and referred to healthcare professionals according to their needs. However, we found that the arrangements to manage their medicines were not effective to protect them against risks associated with medicines.

Records were not always kept accurately to demonstrate that people received safe and appropriate care. For example fluid balance and turning charts were not completed in a consistent manner to confirm that people were receiving safe and appropriate care.