Inspection on 29/01/10 for Bramley Grove
Also see our care home review for Bramley Grove for more information
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The following inspection below was carried out on 29th January 2010.
CQC found this care home to be providing an Adequate service.
The inspector found no outstanding requirements from the previous inspection report, but made 2 statutory requirements (actions the home must comply with) as a result of this inspection.
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What the care home does well
People are provided with information about the home so they can make an informed decision about whether they would like to live there. People have access to a range of external health care professionals.This ensures their health care needs are met. People are offered a choice of meals that take into account their cultural, dietary and preferences. Medication records showed us that peoples` medication is given safely and as prescribed. There is a friendly atmosphere at home and people can personalise their own rooms to reflect preferences and taste. A core group of staff is maintained so that people know who will be assisting them to meet their needs. Maintenance checks are completed to ensure that equipment is in full working order and safe to use.
What has improved since the last inspection?
People living in the home,external health care professionals and relatives`, were very complimentary about the staff and the management team. The staff have received training in challenging behaviour, dementia care, and areas that will ensure people`s needs are met. Record management has improved and inform staff and other health care professional of the needs of people who live in the home. Which means needs are met as people choose.
What the care home could do better:
The manager must ensure that future references are obtained from the persons last employer and the authenticity confirmed. This will ensure that people are kept safe at all times. It is recommended as part of the assessment process information is obtained about the person`s capacity to make a decision so as not to inadvertently deprive somebody of their liberty. Where risk management plans have been put in place staff must follow these plans to ensure peoples safety. The service should consider a comments book so when people visit the home they can record their comments about the home.When peoples` needs change this must be recored in the individual plan of care. This will mean staff have up to date information. efforts should be made to obtain any additional information the social worker holds about a person. This will mean the home has all the information about a person so they can meet their needs in full.