Inspection on 03/12/09 for Fairview House
Also see our care home review for Fairview House for more information
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The following inspection below was carried out on 3rd December 2009.
CQC found this care home to be providing an Adequate service.
The inspector found no outstanding requirements from the previous inspection report, but made 7 statutory requirements (actions the home must comply with) as a result of this inspection.
What follows are excerpts from this inspection report. For more information read the full report on the next tab.
What the care home does well
Residents living in the home are offered a comfortable and homely environment with attractive communal areas that provide fine views across the garden to Carisbrooke Castle. Effort has been made to provide communal areas and bedrooms that are well furnished, comfortable, and individually decorated. People are encouraged to bring their own possessions when they move in to make their rooms as personal and homely as possible. Visitors to the home made positive comments about their experience of being in the home. One person told us: `I was overall, impressed with the quality of care that I saw and the attitude of staff was excellent`. Other people told us: `I am satisfied with all areas of the service as far as my relative is concerned. ` Fairview is a very clean and friendly home.`
What has improved since the last inspection?
What the care home could do better:
The service must ensure that all aspects of practice in the home are regularly monitored and assessed for compliance with legal requirements. For example, some aspects of medication practice such as the dispensing of prescribed creams have not been efficiently monitored. Medicine that is prescribed to be given as and when required does not have a specific care plan. This means that staff do not have clear guidance and people may be at risk of not getting their medicine when they need it. The lack of a staff training and development plan means that not all of the staff have the skills and qualifications for the work they do. Failure to arrange regular staff supervision means that practice in the home is not monitored and staff may not consistently follow the home`s policies and procedures for good practice. This puts residents at risk if care is not provided consistently and safely. Individual plans of care do not provide provide sufficient detail about personal and individual choices and preferences about how they wish to receive their care. Comments confirm that the manager and staff think and work in a person centred way. This must be reflected in the care records. A recent inspection has highlighted that the home is not compliant with relevant health and safety legislation and action is being taken to address all areas of concern, such as health and safety risk assessments, fire safety procedures and other procedures to promote safe working practice. The home must develop effective monitoring systems to make sure they are compliant with all legal requirements and to regularly review the quality of the service they are providing.