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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 8 March 2012
Date of Publication: 19 April 2012
Inspection Report published 19 April 2012 PDF | 61.33 KB

Overview

Inspection carried out on 8 March 2012

During a routine inspection

On the day we visited Stewton House had 38 people living there, 18 of which required nursing care.

People told us they were happy with the care received at Stewton. One relative we spoke with said, “The rooms are always nice and the care is consistently good.”

People told us they had a choice of food and that the food was good. One relative said everyone had recently received a questionnaire about the menu and what improvements they would like.

One person told us the activities lady was excellent, while another told us there was always something happening such as bingo, dominos and keep fit. Another said the cook bakes cakes and they had a coffee morning where friends and family were welcome.

Three relatives we spoke with were concerned about the level of fluids people received. They told us that while drinks were handed out, people were not encouraged to drink. We saw three people had cold cups of tea they had not drunk. Water was available in the communal rooms but people were not always mobile enough to help themselves.

People who have reduced mobility can be at risk of developing pressure ulcers. To prevent ulcers occurring special equipment such as mattresses and cushions are used. We saw two people had their pressure ulcer prevention reduced by removing special mattresses. We checked their care plans and could see there was no reduction in their risk level.