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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 2 January 2014
Date of Publication: 25 January 2014
Inspection Report published 25 January 2014 PDF | 78.31 KB

People should be cared for in safe and accessible surroundings that support their health and welfare (outcome 10)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are in safe, accessible surroundings that promote their wellbeing.

How this check was done

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 2 January 2014, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff.

Our judgement

People who use the service, staff and visitors were protected against the risks of unsafe or unsuitable premises.

Reasons for our judgement

The Rosewood was a large extended domestic bungalow. At the time of our inspection although the service was registered for up to three people, only two could be accommodated. We saw that a third bedroom had been converted into an office and seating area. The registered manager said, “We won’t be taking any further referrals so we didn’t need to keep all the bedrooms”. There were private areas including a large conservatory where people who used the service could spend time if they wished. The registered manager said that people who used the service were free to use all areas of the home as their own.

We saw that rooms were large and could accommodate walking frames or wheelchairs if these were required.

The buildings and grounds were well maintained and safe for people who might have mobility issues. Bath rooms and shower rooms were equipped in a way which enabled people who used the facilities to maintain their independence where they could. The main bathroom had both a bath and a walk in shower facility which meant people who used the service could choose how they wished to bathe.

We checked records and saw that electrical systems and gas appliances had been serviced and inspected to ensure they were safe and met legal requirements. This meant that people were cared for in a safe environment.