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Briarwood Care Home Requires improvement

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 5 March 2014
Date of Publication: 29 March 2014
Inspection Report published 29 March 2014 PDF | 63.75 KB

Overview

Inspection carried out on 5 March 2014

During an inspection to make sure that the improvements required had been made

At the last inspection we found that the provider had not acted in accordance with the legal requirements around making decisions on behalf of people who used the service and were limiting activities people were able to undertake independently. Where people lacked capacity to consent, the provider had not acted in accordance with legal requirements.

We found that staff presumed people lacked capacity to make choices for themselves.

We found that staff did not understand the actions they needed to take to assess someone’s capacity.

Records did not contain an assessment of a person’s capacity to make decisions for themselves and staff had not acted appropriately when people had been placing themselves at risk.

At this inspection we went back to check the action staff had taken to ensure that people were asked for their consent before any care or treatment was given. We also checked that where people didn’t have the capacity to consent, that the provider acted in accordance with legal requirements. We looked at six of 40 (15%) of the care records.