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

Reasons for our judgement

During a previous inspection we found the provider was not meeting this standard. This was because the bath was broken and not in use. The provider supplied an action plan which indicated the bath would be replaced. At this inspection we saw the bath had been replaced and the people living at the home were able to use it.

The provider had taken steps to provide care in an environment that is suitably designed and adequately maintained. At the time of our visit the premises were clean and tidy. The design of the building was suitable for the people who lived there. The home was a single storey building and so bedrooms were located on the ground floor. Although not all of the people who lived at the home were mobile everyone was able to access all areas of the home. There was a communal lounge area which we saw was used by the people living at the home. There was a large garden which the staff told us people liked to use in the warmer months.

The premises were accessed via a main entrance. There was a bell to alert the people in the home to visitors. All visitors were required to sign in the visitors book. This showed that the people living at the home were protected from the risk of unwelcome visitors.

There were systems in place to ensure the premises were well maintained. There was a maintenance log book which showed when repairs to the premises or facilities had been requested and when they were completed. The manager also maintained a home maintenance file which contained details of the regular maintenance carried out at the home. These included fire extinguisher and fire system checks, legionella testing and appliance testing. We saw these were up to date.

The home had procedures to be followed in the event of various emergencies: These included fire, power failure, individual evacuation plans and emergency accommodation arrangements. Procedures were also in place to deal with gas and water leaks.