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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 21 June 2013
Date of Publication: 17 July 2013
Inspection Report published 17 July 2013 PDF | 80.79 KB


Inspection carried out on 21 June 2013

During a routine inspection

We saw records of reviews of care plans every two months. This protected people living at the home from harm by ensuring each care plan was current and still relevant to people’s individual needs.

People’s rooms were personalised and people were surrounded by their own possessions. We saw people attended a local day centre during the week. They also had home days were they would receive one to one attention from a member of staff.

Each person’s care plan contained a food and fluid log which we saw was completed at the same time people were eating and drinking. We saw one person’s eating and drinking support plan contained information about how the person would communicate to the staff that they wanted a drink. It said, “XXX shakes his beaker to communicate that he would like a drink.”

We looked around the home and observed a high standard of cleanliness. We saw people’s rooms were clean and communal areas were clean and tidy.

Our conversations with staff showed infection control was given a high priority and there were clear procedures to follow. Members of staff told us they had the personal protective equipment (PPE) they needed. We observed staff wearing appropriate clothing when undertaking care and cleaning tasks.

We were able to confirm levels of staffing were based upon levels of occupancy and the dependency of people living at the home. The registered manager told us the home did not use agency staff routinely.