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Barnfield Manor Care Home Good

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 22 October 2012
Date of Publication: 5 December 2012
Inspection Report published 5 December 2012 PDF


Inspection carried out on 22 October 2012

During an inspection looking at part of the service

Almost all of the people living at Barnfield Manor were living with dementia and as such were not able to have meaningful conversations with us about their experiences or feelings. We have therefore made most of our judgements based on discussions with people�s relatives and also our Short Observational Framework for Inspection (SOFI). SOFI is a specific way of observing care to help us understand the experience of people who could not talk with us.

There were 24 people living at Barnfield Manor at the time of our visit, plus one person who was receiving respite care. We found that the atmosphere throughout the home had improved since our last visit in June 2012. We observed that over lunchtime it was much more relaxed and everyone sat at tables and ate their meals without becoming distressed or anxious.

We spoke with the relatives of three people living in the home. One person said �the home has improved, there are still a few niggles like with laundry, but (the provider) seems to be addressing them�. Another person told us �I�ve been in to review (my relatives) care plan and they�re keeping us informed.�

A pharmacist inspector from the Care Quality Commission also visited the home. We found that some minor improvements had been made but overall people were still not protected against the risks associated with the unsafe use and management of medicines.