Inspection on 01/09/08 for Alexian Brothers Care Centre
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The following inspection below was carried out on 1st September 2008.
CSCI found this care home to be providing an Good service.
The inspector made no statutory requirements on the home as a result of this inspection and there were no outstanding actions from the previous inspection report.
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What the care home does well
People thinking about moving in were invited to visit and spend time with the residents. They provide written information about the home to anyone thinking about moving in. Staff were observed to treat residents with respect. We observed the relationships between staff and residents to be very good and the residents spoken to confirm this. Residents said "they are all very helpful" and "they are grand, excellent, nothing is too much trouble". Staff reported that the management team were "very supportive and very helpful".Residents said the food is "good, there is a variety", "I have everything I need and if I am not happy I can speak to the manager".
What has improved since the last inspection?
Care plans are much more detailed and include residents` preferences in relation to getting up and going to bed and their favourite meals. The daily notes have improved and there is more information recorded. They are signing copies of documents presented during the recruitment process to show that they have seen the originals. There have been some good improvements in the medication systems. Supervision is now being provided to staff. A monthly newsletter is being produced and distributed to residents advising them of events in the home and staff events, such as babies born and staff returning to work after maternity leave.
What the care home could do better:
There is still scope for improvement in care planning. Footrests should be used on wheelchairs to minimise the risks to residents.