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Inspection report

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

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 8 May 2013, observed how people were being cared for and talked with carers and / or family members. We talked with staff.

We reviewed all the information we have gathered about Dimensions 1 Abell Gardens.

Our judgement

People experienced care, treatment and support that met their needs and protected their rights.

Reasons for our judgement

We looked at two care plans. The plans were written in the first person and included detailed assessments of each person's health and social care needs as well as risk assessments. At the time of our inspection we saw people were involved in activities which were identified in their care plans as part of their social care needs. For example two people were going out to a hydrotherapy session. The care plans included descriptions of people's verbal and visual cues and their meanings. We saw people using these cues and staff responding appropriately.

One care plan documented that a person living in the home required a special piece of equipment due to a change in their health. We saw that this had been acquired and was in use. This showed that people's needs were assessed and care and treatment was planned and delivered in line with their individual care plan. We spoke with a relative of a person using the service who told us the home was "lovely and caring" and "a little bit of paradise" for their relative as they felt care was tailored to their needs.

Care plans had been discussed with relatives of the people living at the home where possible. We spoke with one relative who confirmed this and told us their care was "thoroughly" discussed with them and they were "kept up to date" with all aspects of their care. Care plans were reviewed every six months and we saw the care staff had made changes when necessary. A communications book was completed by staff to ensure all staff were made aware of any changes in people's health or care.

There were arrangements in place to deal with foreseeable emergencies. We saw that there was an evacuation plan in place. There were plans in place for each individual to address any significant disruption to the service.