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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 13 November 2012
Date of Publication: 6 December 2012
Inspection Report published 6 December 2012 PDF

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 13 November 2012, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with carers and / or family members and 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 provider has taken steps to provide care in an environment that is suitably designed and adequately maintained.

During our visit we looked at the environment and saw that the home was well maintained. We saw that the communal areas were homely, warm and comfortable. We observed individual bedrooms of people who lived there which were personalised with their own belongings such as furniture, photographs and pictures.

We observed security arrangements for the building and entry to the main grounds. We also observed fire management controls for both upper floors of the building and the arrangements for evacuation procedures in the event of a fire.

We also spoke with a relative who commented that, "My mother’s room has the same carpet we chose for our previous relative who stayed at the home and it is still maintained in top condition."

We observed door entry security codes were in operation and window safety locks were fitted on the first floor accommodation.