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Larkhall Springs Nursing Home Good

Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 16 January 2019

What life is like for people using this service:

People were cared for by staff who were kind and respectful. Staff had developed good relationships with people and knew them well. Staff worked in partnership with other professionals to achieve positive outcomes for people in regard to their healthcare and well-being.

Activities were provided which people enjoyed and engaged with if they wished. Activities were meaningful and appropriate for people living at Larkhall Springs Nursing Home.

The service was clean and well maintained. People enjoyed the environment and the refurbishments that had been completed. However, further consideration of how the environment could support people living with dementia would be beneficial. People had access to outdoor areas.

People’s medicines were managed and administered safely. Care plans were person centred and people were supported in an individual way. Feedback was sought from people, relatives and staff through meetings and questionnaires. Changes were made in response to areas identified.

Rating at last inspection: Good (June 2016)

About the service: Larkhall Springs Nursing Home provides personal and nursing care for up to 47 older people, some of whom were living with dementia. At the time of the inspection there were 39 people living at the service.

Why we inspected: This was a planned inspection based on previous rating. The service’s rating remained Good. We made a recommendation in regard to the process for reviewing reportable incidents to the local authority and Care Quality Commission.

Follow up: We will continue to monitor the service through the information we receive. We will inspect in line with our inspection programme or sooner if required.

Inspection areas



Updated 16 January 2019

The service was safe

Details are in our Safe findings below.



Updated 16 January 2019

The service was effective

Details are in our Effective findings below.



Updated 16 January 2019

The service was caring

Details are in our Caring findings below.



Updated 16 January 2019

The service was responsive

Details are in our Responsive findings below.


Requires improvement

Updated 16 January 2019

The service was not always well-led

Details are in our Well-Led findings below.