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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 7 October 2014
Date of Publication: 14 November 2014
Inspection Report published 14 November 2014 PDF | 64.64 KB


Inspection carried out on 7 October 2014

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

Our inspection team was made up of one adult social care inspector. We answered the question: Is it effective?

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) last inspected RNIB Wavertree House in July 2014. At this inspection we found the service was in breach of Regulation 20 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008. This was because care records were not accurate or fit for purpose.

During the inspection, we spoke with the registered manager, deputy manager, two care staff and four people who lived at the home. We spent time reviewing eight care plans in details.

Below is a summary of what we found. If you want to see the evidence supporting our summary please read the full report.

Is it effective?

Individual plans of care were devised and developed. These were comprehensive focusing on the health and social care needs of the person. Care plans looked at specific areas of care including personal care, nutrition, communication, and visual and sensory impairment.

Care plans had been reviewed and updated. Where people’s care needs had changed, this was incorporated into the care plan. Staff told us care plans were sufficiently detailed and updated regularly. People we spoke with confirmed they were aware of their care plan and care staff regularly read them their care plan.

Risks to people were assessed and individual risk assessments developed. Risk assessments looked at specific areas of people’s needs. These included; falls, aggression, and mobility.

Not all care plans had been updated to reflect whether the person was involved in the formation of their care plan and agreed with the content. Care plans did not consistently reflect whether people agreed with any changes to their care plan or how their care was delivered. We have identified this as a provider may wish to note.