Inspection on 12/10/06 for 3 The Droveway
Also see our care home review for 3 The Droveway for more information
This inspection was carried out on 12th October 2006.
CSCI has not published a star rating for this report, though using similar criteria we estimate that the report is Adequate. 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 40 statutory requirements (actions the home must comply with) as a result of this inspection.
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What the care home does well
The home has good procedures in place to ensure that only residents whose needs can be met by the home are admitted. The compatibility of residents currently living at the home is good. Care staff have developed positive relationships with each of the residents and have a good understanding of their needs. The staff team work well together and help to cover additional shifts due to the home being short staffed at this present time. Staff work well with other health and social care professionals and work hard to ensure that relatives/advocates are involved as much as possible. Safe medication practices are adhered to. Effective systems are in place to ensure that all complaints will be resolved quickly.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Since the last inspection the home has worked hard to encourage residents on a one-to-one basis to participate in the weekly planning of menus. Coloured pictures of each evening meal are displayed in the dining area. The complaints procedure has been amended to include the contact details of the CSCI, whilst the home`s Adult Protection procedure now clearly states that all allegations of potential harm, neglect and abuse must be referred to Social Services. Some individual bedrooms and communal areas have been redecorated, whilst window restrictors have been fitted throughout. The recruitment of staff is improved.
What the care home could do better:
A number of requirements are outstanding from the previous inspection report. Care planning procedures remain unsatisfactory; residents are at risk of their needs not being appropriately identified and met. Excessive hot water temperatures have once again resulted in an immediate requirement being issued; these concerns have been raised during the home`s two previous inspections. Despite a risk assessment being completed for the storage ofhazardous substances, residents and/or visitors to the home still have unlimited access to these despite a lock being fitted to the door. The home has been without a manager since January 2006 and this absence is becoming apparent, particularly in relation to administrative tasks, health and safety aspects of the home and the reviewing and monitoring of care. The home is required to ensure that a suitably experienced and competent person is recruited to manage the home. Additional staff training must be provided in order to ensure that all staff have the competencies and skills to meet the assessed needs of residents including: epilepsy, pressure area care, Adult Protection, fire safety, moving and handling and food hygiene.