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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 7 December 2011
Date of Publication: 19 January 2012
Inspection Report published 19 January 2012 PDF

People should get safe and appropriate care that meets their needs and supports their rights (outcome 4)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Experience effective, safe and appropriate care, treatment and support that meets their needs and protects their rights.

How this check was done

Our judgement

People using the service receive safe care and support.

Overall, we found that Bramley House was meeting this essential standard.

User experience

People using the service told us that they were happy with their care and support. People’s needs are assessed before they move into the home. A person’s representative said that they had the opportunity to visit the home before their relative moved in.

People using the service told us that they were happy with their care and support.

Other evidence

An assessment of needs is undertaken when people are referred to the service with a view to moving in. This process involves obtaining information from various sources including the person, their carer, health care professionals and the local authority.

We looked at three people’s plan of care. These provided information and guidance for staff to follow to ensure that peoples identified care and support needs could be met. We noted that staff had signed the care plan to confirm that they had read it. Care plans were regularly reviewed. Care plans were also in place for supporting people at night time.

Care plans and guidelines had been put in place for supporting people safely with moving and handling. Risk assessments were up to date. Where people had been assessed at being at risk of falls information and guidance was recorded in their plan of care to reduce this risk.

Care plans included guidelines for managing specific health conditions and risks such as the prevention of pressure areas.

We also noted for one person they require encouragement with drinking. We observed that drinks were provided for this individual in their bedroom. This person told us that staff always respond when they require assistance and that the staff provide them with regular drinks. We observed that this person’s call bell was accessible to them.

This service is not registered to provide nursing care. Advice and support is obtained from a range of external health care professionals including, GP and district nurses. Support is also provided by community palliative care teams if this is needed Records were kept of people’s health care appointments and consultations.