Inspection on 15/06/06 for 287 Dyke Road
Also see our care home review for 287 Dyke Road for more information
This inspection was carried out on 15th June 2006.
CSCI has not published a star rating for this report, though using similar criteria we estimate that the report is Good. The way we rate inspection reports is consistent for all houses, though please be aware that this may be different from an official CSCI judgement.
The inspector found there to be outstanding requirements from the previous inspection report. These are things the inspector asked to be changed, but found they had not done. The inspector also made 9 statutory requirements (actions the home must comply with) as a result of this inspection.
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What the care home does well
287 Dyke Road provides a high standard of care to residents. Residents` often complex healthcare needs are clearly identified in comprehensive and detailed plans of care, which are personalised, regularly updated and followed by all care staff. In addition, detailed risk assessments are in place for all activities of daily living, which provide clear guidance for staff to follow in order to minimise any potential risks. The home is adequately staffed by a team of experienced, well-trained and supervised staff who enjoy working at the home. Their comments include: `it`s a great place to work`. All of the feedback received from relatives, District Nursing Team and GP were positive, indicating that the home is well run, organised and acting in the best interests of residents. Their comments include `the staff are eager and quick to learn` and `the Manager is very approachable`.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The home has worked hard to meet the majority of requirements made at the last inspection. All confidential information is now stored securely and the home`s Adult Protection and complaints procedure have been updated. Recruitment procedures are greatly improved. All new and existing staff records are now complete with two written references and evidence of a CRB and PoVA First check being in place. All new staff are given a thorough induction to the home and are supervised by senior members of staff who have received additional training in this area. All hot water outlets are regulated to ensure that water is not delivered above the recommended 43°C in order to minimise the risk of harm to residents. All fire doors have been addressed to ensure that they close effectively on release.
What the care home could do better:
Three requirements are outstanding from the previous inspection. Albeit that risk assessments have been completed for unrestricted windows, the home has failed to ensure that appropriate action has been taken to safeguard residents and staff. Concerns were raised during the last inspection regarding the home`s ineffective emergency call system. Despite some action being taken, it was concerning to note that not all bedrooms, particularly those on the top floor had suitable systems in place. This resulted in an immediate requirement being issued on the day of inspection.The home has been without a Registered Manager for over one year. It is required that an application is submitted to the CSCI by no later than 31 August 2006. Many of the residents have epilepsy. The home is required to update all management guidelines for individuals and provide additional training for staff specific to the needs of residents. Appropriate action must be taken to ensure that all exposed hot water pipes do not place staff at risk, particularly when supporting residents with bathing, whilst all equipment must be checked and certified to state that it is safe for use.