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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 be cared for in safe and accessible surroundings that support their health and welfare (outcome 10)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are in safe, accessible surroundings that promote their wellbeing.

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

People who use the service, staff and visitors were protected against the risks of unsafe or unsuitable premises.

Reasons for our judgement

We spent time with the manager who showed us around the home. We saw that an extension to the home had been built which provided additional ensuite bedrooms. The extension was well thought out with good access and integration into the main home.

We saw that the home was well decorated and that furniture was suitable for people’s needs and in good repair. People told us that: “They have done a lot of work here to improve the home. We have had new carpets and rooms have been painted”. “It’s very nice here now and they have done lots to make it look nicer. The gardens are really good now too”. We found that corridors were uncluttered which meant that people with mobility difficulties could easily walk or move around the home.

We found many examples which showed that the premises met the individual needs of people who lived at the home. We saw that bedrooms reflected each person’s lives and interests, such as, photographs and their own pieces of furniture. One person told us that they had: “Brought some of my own furniture when I moved in. It’s nice to have my own things with me, it reminds me of my other home”. Another person told us: “I have my photographs of my family on the wall in my bedroom. I often look at these and feel closer to them”.

We saw that equipment was available to help people with their personal and physical care, such as bath hoists and chair risers. People confirmed that if they needed staff in an emergency they would press their call bell. They said that they were under no doubt that staff would respond immediately to check on them and this facility provided them with reassurance. We found that the call bells were checked regularly and staff also confirmed that this was the case.