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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 30 October 2013
Date of Publication: 29 November 2013
Inspection Report published 29 November 2013 PDF | 84.15 KB

People should get safe and appropriate care that meets their needs and supports their rights (outcome 4)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Experience effective, safe and appropriate care, treatment and support that meets their needs and protects their rights.

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 30 October 2013, observed how people were being cared for and checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care. We talked with people who use the service and talked with staff.

Our judgement

Care and treatment was planned and delivered in a way that was intended to ensure people's safety and welfare.

Reasons for our judgement

We saw that staff had a kind and caring approach towards people they supported. People looked happy and comfortable in their home, and the atmosphere was warm and relaxed. We saw positive interactions throughout the day between people who lived at the home and the staff. We observed that people moved freely around the home as they chose.

We spent some time in the lounge and spoke with people who lived at the home. One person told us they had: “Played skittles” in the lounge that morning. Music was played in the lounge and some people sang along to the songs. One person told us: “I like these songs; they make me feel like singing”. Another person said: “I like to listen to the old music; it brings back memories for me”. One person told us: “I am having my hair permed this afternoon. I am looking forward to that. It makes me feel nice. I like to feel nice”.

We looked at the care records for three people and saw how their care had been provided and managed. Staff told us they made sure they were kept fully up to date where changes to people’s care needs had been made. Staff told us: “We work together well as a team to make sure we are up to date with what care residents need”.

We saw that people were supported to stay healthy and well. People’s care plans identified people’s on-going health needs. One person told us: “They keep an eye on me to make sure I stay well”. We found that relevant health and social care professionals were involved where needed.

We saw that risk assessments had been carried out whenever a risk had been identified. We saw examples where people had been identified at risk of choking or from the use of bed guards, or at risk from their conditions such as epilepsy and diabetes. We saw however, that there were no plans in place that told staff how to support people who were considered to be at risk. We saw risk assessments had been completed for people who liked to leave the home and take walks into the village.