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Archived: Aspirations Residential Southwest Also known as The Limes

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 30 July 2013
Date of Publication: 29 August 2013
Inspection Report published 29 August 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 30 July 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, talked with carers and / or family members and talked with staff.

Our judgement

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

Reasons for our judgement

The provider had taken steps to provide care in an environment that was suitably designed and adequately maintained. We walked around the home with the acting manager and observed that it was clean, odour free and well maintained. The building and grounds were secure. We noted that although the grass was being cut regularly the rest of the garden was not being maintained. We were advised that the hours the home was allocated for maintenance and gardening was under review and it was anticipated that additional time would soon be made available.

People’s rooms were situated on two floors with one room in an adjoining annexe. The home did not have a lift and one person who found it more difficult to manage the stairs had a room on the ground floor. Baths in some bathrooms had been fitted with adjustable bath seats to help people who required assistance in and out of the bath. These adaptations were sufficient to meet the current needs of the people living in the home.

The provider carried out monthly audits of the premises and equipment. We saw that furniture and equipment were replaced when necessary. We saw evidence that the appropriate legally required checks had been carried out. These included checks for fire safety, electrical equipment, fridge and freezer temperature and water temperatures.