Inspection on 16/10/09 for Humphry Repton House
Also see our care home review for Humphry Repton House for more information
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The following inspection below was carried out on 16th October 2009.
CQC 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
There is detailed information about the home that can be provided to enable people and their families to make an informed choice about the home and what it has to offer. The pre-admission assessment process ensures that placement is only offered to those whose needs can be met. Each person is cared for as an individual and their health and personal care needs will be met, because care planning processes are person centred. Medication procedures are safe. People who live in the home have the opportunity to participate in a range of meaningful activities and are provided with a well balanced diet. Any complaints or concerns that people who live in the home or their relatives may have will be listened to and acted upon. The staff will ensure that people are kept safe because they are aware of safeguarding adult issues. Humphry Repton House is a comfortable, safe and well maintained home that is designed and furbished around the needs of people who have dementia. The people who live in the home will be cared for by staff who are familiar with their individual care needs, are well trained and have the necessary skills and competencies. The home is well managed, and is run in the best interests of the people who live there. It is a safe and secure environment.
What has improved since the last inspection?
We did not make any requirements following the last inspection, but we did make one good practice recommendation. We suggested that the home seek the advice of the safeguarding adults coordinator regarding the impact the behaviours of one person was having upon the others. This they did. There are currently no circumstances where this is a problem.
What the care home could do better:
We have made two good practice recommendations in this report. The staff will complete a number of risk assessments for each person as part of the care planning process. It would be best if they still recorded a judgement when no risk is present. When hand written entries are made on medication administration records, these should be countersigned by an other member of staff to double check the details.