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Archived: Ardgowan House Residential Care Home (Mrs Annie Jobson) Requires improvement

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 18, 21 January 2013
Date of Publication: 14 February 2013
Inspection Report published 14 February 2013 PDF | 86.79 KB


Inspection carried out on 18, 21 January 2013

During a routine inspection

We spoke to four people who used the service and examined three care plans. One person said, "Yes, I get a chance to make decisions about what I do." We saw care files contained copies of completed questionnaires relating to staff attitude, including questions on privacy and dignity. One person told us, "The staff have a very human approach."

We saw needs were assessed and plans in place to support individuals. A care manager told us, "I am really impressed by the way they have supported X. I have got no concerns. I know his family are happy."

One person's diabetic condition was controlled by medication. This person also took Warfarin. We saw there were no specific plans regarding the care for these conditions. This meant there was a risk they may not receive the correct care.

We established there was a schedule to ensure the home was clean and tidy. We noted an up to date Food Hygiene Certificate and confirmed staff had undertaken a basic food hygiene course.

We saw effective recruitment and selection processes in place. We confirmed appropriate checks were undertaken before staff began work and files contained a copy of their job description, so people had a clear understanding of their role.

We noted care plans should be reviewed every three or six months. We saw reviews had been undertaken in March 2012, but with no further reviews since then. This meant there was a risk plans may not be up to date and staff may not have access to the correct information.