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Stretton Nursing Home Requires improvement

We are carrying out a review of quality at Stretton Nursing Home. We will publish a report when our review is complete. Find out more about our inspection reports.
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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 16 March 2011 and 20 September 2012
Date of Publication: 10 May 2011
Inspection Report published 10 May 2011 PDF | 90.23 KB

Overview

Inspection carried out on 16 March 2011 and 20 September 2012

During an inspection to make sure that the improvements required had been made

We spent time at Stretton Nursing Home observing the care that people receive. People who live at Stretton Nursing Home told us that staff are kind and caring, and that they are happy with the care they receive at the home. However, we found evidence that the home was not always meeting people’s individual needs, and in some cases, this had put people at risk of harm.

We saw that staff generally treated people respectfully and took care to protect people's privacy and dignity. However, we found that some staff were still referring to people in a way which did not promote dignity, such as the use of the term “the strokes” to describe all the people at the home who have had a stroke, rather than talking about them as individuals.

We found that some people were receiving care which was unsafe and put them at risk of harm. For example, moving and handling was not always carried out safely, and bed rails were being used in an unsafe manner.

People with dementia were not being provided with stimulating and interesting activities. There was no evidence that their mental health needs had been assessed, or that the staff responsible for activities had any insight into the needs of people with dementia.