Inspection on 17/04/07 for Abbey Grange Residential Home
Also see our care home review for Abbey Grange Residential Home for more information
This inspection was carried out on 17th April 2007.
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 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
A number of the people who live at Abbey Grange stated that they are happy with the support they receive. Residents are encouraged to make decisions about their lives wherever possible. They are able to undertake a range of activities whilst attending day services, which are run by the registered provider in a nearby town. They also undertake activities at weekends. Several of the people who live at Abbey Grange stated that they get on well with staff members. Other residents appeared to enjoy a positive relationship with the staff on duty at the time of the visit.
What has improved since the last inspection?
A company who provide healthcare consultancy have been employed to assist with the management of the home. They have begun a programme of improvements, which include reviewing the information produced about Abbey Grange, revising individual plans & risk assessments, updating policies & procedures and surveying the views of families & staff members. In addition, work has been undertaken to improve the environment provided for residents. Since the date of the last random inspection, the dining room and an additional living room which had been out of use - have been refurbished. Other areas of the home including the hall, stairs & landing have also been redecorated. Staff members commented upon the overall improvement in the running of the home since the last key inspection.
What the care home could do better:
No requirements or recommendations were made on this occasion. Whilst a number of issues relating to the building were identified during the course of the visit, immediate action was taken to rectify them before the visit ended.