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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 2 January 2013
Date of Publication: 25 January 2013
Inspection Report published 25 January 2013 PDF | 87.94 KB

Overview

Inspection carried out on 2 January 2013

During a routine inspection

The home had two people who were having respite care at the time of the inspection, and we met both of these. One person was reported as being shy, and did not wish to talk with us, and the other person had limited communication abilities. We saw that both people were relaxed with the staff, and responded to their comments and questions. One of the people accompanied the Inspector for most of the visit, and gave positive answers to questions. For example, they said �Yes� to confirm that they liked going into the home for respite care; they liked the staff; and the staff looked after them well.

We saw that the home was clean and well maintained. The manager told us that many rooms had been redecorated and refurbished during the previous year. People were able to bring in small items of personal belongings to keep in their bedrooms.

We found that the manager and staff carried out ongoing liaison with other health and social care professionals to enable the home to run smoothly. The home had an on-call system to provide back-up for staff in the event of any emergency.

The home ensured that there were sufficient numbers of staff to care for people receiving respite care. The staffing numbers were worked out in relation to the number of people receiving care, and their individual dependency levels.