Inspection on 25/03/08 for 49 Almond Close
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This inspection was carried out on 25th March 2008.
CSCI found this care home to be providing an Adequate service.
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 2 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 a person centred planning system in place and staff undergo very detailed training to enable them to carry out this work. Files seen showed that People living in the Home and prospective new people benefit from being provided with information such as the service user guide, which are available in accessible formats, such as signs and symbols.People who use the service take part in a range of activities including Jobs and community activities and their rights are respected and responsibilities recognised in their daily lives. The atmosphere in the Home was relaxed and friendly and staff were observed supporting people to make their own choices in a respectful and sensitive manner. The Home also has its own transport for the benefit of people who use the service.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Monthly-unannounced quality visits are now being undertaken to ensure that people who use the service are supported appropriately. People who use the service are now signing their Person Centred Plans to show that they are in agreement with them. People who use the service now benefit from a new bathroom floor covering in one of the upstairs bathrooms.
What the care home could do better:
A recommendation has been made that a programme of routine maintenance and renewal of the fabric and decoration of premises is produced and implemented with records kept. More could be done to ensure that the person`s bedroom identified is free from offensive odour. The homes kitchen and bathrooms were in need of a deep clean and redecoration. Some of the furniture and fittings around the Home are in need of repair or replacement. Several of the windows and one patio door facing the back of the property had no blinds or curtains and could be viewed from the main road.