Inspection on 28/04/10 for Blenheim House
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The following inspection below was carried out on 28th April 2010.
CQC found this care home to be providing an Excellent 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
Blenheim House is and extremely well run, well managed and organised home. It is clear from observations during the inspection, discussion with people using the service, relatives, the manager and staff and the comments within completed surveys that people who live at Blenheim House are centre to everything and the service is run to ensure their best interests. People are well cared by a well trained staff team. Staff are very positive about their roles within the service and clearly enjoy working at Blenheim House, supporting and caring for the people who live there. They are well trained, there is regular ongoing training and support for staff through supervisions. People are clearly seen as individuals and care is planned around their individual needs and lifestyle preferences. The environment is clean, spacious, homely and extremely pleasantly decorated. There is much evidence of personalisation within people`s own bedrooms, which have been decorated to their individual tastes and personalities. There is a range of individualisespecialist equipment in place for people. The garden also provides a peaceful environment for people. There is a good amount of both personal and communal space for people. One of the strengths seen at Blenheim House is the promotion of independance and the empowerment of people who use the service. This random inspection has shown that Blenheim House continues to provide a very good service for people who live there.
What the care home could do better:
Of the standard looked at during this random inspection, very little was identified as in need of improvement. In looking at the AQAA and comments in staff surveys it is clear that the service is always looking to continuously develop for the benefit of the people living there. The way in which the medication is ordered needs to be reviewed and the system amended. Handwritten entries on the Medication Administration Records should be double signed. Further advise is needed in regard to fire training and the frequency of this training within the service to ensure that appropriate training is in place and conducted at the frequency needed.