Inspection on 19/06/07 for 3 The Droveway
Also see our care home review for 3 The Droveway for more information
This inspection was carried out on 19th June 2007.
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 11 statutory requirements (actions the home must comply with) as a result of this inspection.
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What the care home does well
3 The Droveway 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. The staff team work well together and help to cover additional shifts due to the home being short staffed at this present time.The home has good systems in place to ensure that all complaints are dealt with appropriately. Residents are protected from potential harm, neglect and abuse through the home`s robust policies and procedures and through staff receiving appropriate training. Residents` finances are managed well.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Since the last inspection, improved arrangements have been made for residents to engage in meaningful and stimulating activities. An additional hoist has been obtained in order to better support staff and residents during the busiest times of the day. A good level of staff training has been provided. This includes; epilepsy management, safeguarding adults, NVQ training, food hygiene and manual handling. A number of health and safety matter have been rectified: - All electrical appliances have been recently checked (PAT tested) to ensure that they are safe to use. - Hazardous substances are now stored correctly as per their risk assessment. - All hot water outlets are now regulated to ensure that they do not exceed the recommended 43°C. - Suitable laundry facilities and arrangements are in place to prevent infection and the spread of infection at the home.
What the care home could do better:
There are a number of outstanding requirements from previous inspection reports: Minimal improvements have been made to address the shortfalls within individual plans of care and health records. The home must ensure that care plans are up to date and contain detailed information pertaining to an individuals` care. These must be consistent, reflect actual current practice and be regularly reviewed. The home must ensure that it implements it`s own systems for reviewing the level of care provided within the service and take the appropriate action torectify any shortfalls. This should be carried out at regular intervals and involve residents and relatives as much as is possible. The home has been without a Registered Manager since January 2006. Through the evidence that has been gained during this, previous inspections and conversations with relatives, it is evident that the lack of clear management arrangements is having a detrimental effect on residents, particularly in relation to care planning. Due to these failings and the failure of the Providers to identify and rectify key issues, the CSCI must consider whether any further action is necessary to ensure improvements are made.