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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 8 September 2013
Date of Publication: 26 September 2013
Inspection Report published 26 September 2013 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 8 September 2013, 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

We looked around the home and saw evidence that people's bedrooms had been maintained and decorated to a suitable standard. People had personalised their bedrooms with photos of family and friends. We noted that people who lived in the home had photographs and pictures with their name displayed on their bedroom door.

Four bedrooms offered en suite facilities which included a toilet and small sink. Carpets, curtains and bedding throughout the home were suitable and were regularly cleaned and maintained by the staff. The provider told us they had recently purchased new arm chairs in the dining room and had decorated some bedrooms with new fixture and fittings.

We saw that fire detection and safety equipment were in situ, this meant that the risks associated with fire had been identified and measures put in place to reduce these risks. We noted the fire procedure and fire exit signs were clearly visible around the home.

We saw that all toilets offered raised seating and had handrail aids. The bathrooms and toilets were near to peoples bedrooms and communal areas. This meant the person did not have far to walk should they need to use these facilities.

The provider told us that the home employed its own handyman who dealt with maintenance issues such as day to day repairs and utilities supplying the property. The home was seen by us to be comfortable, clean and homely. The provider told us they had plans in place to modernise one of the bathrooms by installing a shower. The home did not currently have showering facilities available and a shower would offer more choice to people.