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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 1 April 2017

Briar Dene Retirement Home provides care and accommodation for 27 older people. It is a large detached property and is located in a residential area in Scarborough close to the North Bay area. Accommodation is provided in one twin room and twenty-five single rooms. All rooms are equipped with en-suite facilities. There is a passenger lift. The home is set in its own gardens and car parking is provided for several vehicles. At the time of this inspection there were 26 people who used the service.

At the last inspection, the service was rated ‘Good’. At this inspection we found the service remained ‘Good’.

People told us they felt safe and were well cared for. The registered provider completed recruitment checks, to ensure suitable staff were employed. There were sufficient staff employed to assist people in a timely way. People’s medicines were managed safely.

Staff had completed relevant induction and training. Staff were being supervised but this was not being formally recorded. We have made a recommendation in our report about this.

People were supported to have choice and control of their lives. Staff supported people in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

People said they enjoyed good food. People's health needs were identified and staff worked with other professionals to ensure these needs were met.

Staff were knowledgeable about people’s individual care needs and care plans were person centred and detailed. There was a range of social activities available and people’s spiritual needs were met through in-house services and one-to-one pastoral care when requested.

People told us that the service was well managed and organised. The registered manager assessed and monitored the quality of care provided to people. People and staff were asked for their views and their suggestions were used to continuously improve the service.

The service met all relevant fundamental standards we inspect against.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 1 April 2017

The service remains Good.

Effective

Good

Updated 1 April 2017

The service remains Good.

Caring

Good

Updated 1 April 2017

The service remains Good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 1 April 2017

The service remains Good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 1 April 2017

The service remains Good.