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Orchid Lawns Requires improvement

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 21 January 2012
Date of Publication: 16 February 2012
Inspection Report published 16 February 2012 PDF


Inspection carried out on 21 January 2012

During an inspection looking at part of the service

When we visited Orchid Lawns on 23 January 2012 we noted that everyone living at the home, had conditions which affected their cognitive functioning. This meant that their ability to communicate with, and understand us was very limited. However we observed that people looked content and comfortable, and where they required attention and support this was recognised and addressed swiftly by staff.

We observed periods of engagement and conversation between the staff and people who lived in the home, and noted that at meal times and when physical care was being delivered, communication was positive. Although we did not observe that anyone was left for long periods without some type of interaction with staff, we concluded that some people would benefit from more focused / meaningful activities which could improve their well being and quality of life.

People were appropriately dressed and looked clean and well cared for, and where people needed support or assistance with personal care this was done in the privacy of their bedroom or the bathroom to protect their dignity.