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Sharnbrook Care Home Limited Good Also known as Sharnbrook Lodge

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 11 April 2013
Date of Publication: 8 May 2013
Inspection Report published 8 May 2013 PDF

There should be enough members of staff to keep people safe and meet their health and welfare needs (outcome 13)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by sufficient numbers of appropriate staff.

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 11 April 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with carers and / or family members.

We used the Short Observational Framework for Inspection (SOFI). SOFI is a specific way of observing care to help us understand the experience of people who could not talk with us.

Our judgement

There were enough qualified skilled and experienced staff to meet people’s needs.

Reasons for our judgement

Our inspection of 06 June 2012 found that some of the staff working in the home did not have the right skills and experience to meet the complex needs of the people living there. This placed people at risk of not having their welfare needs met.

We visited the home on 11 April 2013.There were enough qualified, skilled and experienced staff to meet people’s needs. Rotas were being maintained with staff cover 24 hours a day. We saw there were sufficient staff to meet people’s needs during our visit. We observed a staff member offering praise to a person. This was communicated in a kind, sensitive and respectful manner. This meant staff had the appropriate skills to interact with people in a sensitive manner.

Staff development needs were met through a programme of on going training courses. These included safeguarding, moving and handling, dementia awareness, food hygiene, health and safety, infection control, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding (DOLS). At the time of this inspection three staff were undertaking qualification and credit framework (QCF) at level 3 in health and social care and eight had achieved the qualification. Seven staff had undertaken training in equality and diversity. This meant staff working at the home had acquired the appropriate skills to meet the diverse needs of the people living there.

The registered manager told us that she had reduced the frequency of staff supervision from six times yearly to quarterly. This was to ensure that all staff were provided with one to one supervision consistently. We looked at the staff supervision record. We saw some staff had been provided with one to one supervision during the first quarter of the year.

People spoken with during our inspection described staff as, “very good, caring and friendly."