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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 1 October 2013
Date of Publication: 10 October 2013
Inspection Report published 10 October 2013 PDF | 63.63 KB


Inspection carried out on 1 October 2013

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

We saw dining tables were set with table cloths, place mats, napkins and condiments. Drinking glasses and jugs of fruit juice were seen on dining tables and we saw people were asked if they would prefer a hot drink.

We looked at a sample of three people's fluid balance charts and saw these were completed on a daily basis and included any drinks provided overnight and where drinks had been refused.

We observed the lunchtime meal being served. We saw a member of staff was seated at dining tables where people needed assistance and support to eat their meals.

We saw a nutritional assessment was carried out for each person. The home used the malnutrition universal screening tool (MUST) to identify people at risk of poor nutrition. MUST is a five-step screening tool to identify adults, who are malnourished, at risk of malnutrition (undernutrition), or obese.

We spoke with two people who lived at the home who told us: “The food is very nice.” “I enjoy the food.” "They give me lots of drinks."