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Stretton Nursing Home Requires improvement

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 19 March 2013
Date of Publication: 17 April 2013
Inspection Report published 17 April 2013 PDF | 77.51 KB

Overview

Inspection carried out on 19 March 2013

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

We carried out this inspection because we needed to check that the provider had made improvements following our inspection in January 2013.

We spent time in the lounges, to see how staff supported people. We also visited people in their bedrooms. We spoke with people living at the home and relatives. We also spoke with staff and checked care records.

People were very positive about the home. One relative described the staff as, "extremely understanding". Another relative told us how pleased they were with the care their family member was receiving, saying, "I can't fault the care here".

We saw that staff were attentive to people’s needs. Staff were making sure that people had regular drinks.

Some people were at risk of pressure damage to the skin. We saw that people were being supported to change position regularly, and were using appropriate pressure relieving equipment.

Although staff were providing some social activities for people, we found that these were not all appropriate for the people living at the home.

Some people had been prescribed creams and ointments for skin conditions. Records of when and where these creams had been applied were inconsistent and incomplete. This meant that it was not possible to know if people had received them as prescribed. Some other aspects of the management of medicines were not safe.