Inspection on 25/04/06 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 25th April 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 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
The care provided to residents appears to be of a good standard. 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. A number of residents stated that they got 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?
Staff members reported that the quality of the food has improved since they started to purchase ingredients from a supplier and that they were now able to cook freshly prepared meals and cakes. Residents stated that they enjoyed the meals that were provided on the day of the inspection. A record has been kept of healthcare appointments attended by residents (a requirement from the last inspection). A new maintenance man has started. The acting manager has introduced a maintenance book in which staff can record any issues that require attention. Paving slabs at the bottom of a fire escape have been repaired. New dining room furniture has been obtained and the dining areas have been reorganised.
What the care home could do better:
Any future residents and their representatives should have access to the information they need to make a choice about whether to move to the home.Individual plans and risk assessments must be reviewed to ensure that staff members have the information they need to meet residents` needs. A record must be kept of all complaints and of the action taken as a result to demonstrate that the views of residents and their representatives have been listened to and acted upon. Work is needed to improve the standard of accommodation provided for residents. Record keeping practices need to be improved to demonstrate that residents are protected by the home`s arrangements for recruiting and training staff. Action must be taken to appoint a registered manager. The fire authority must be consulted with regard to the proper frequency of fire tests and drills. A record of all visitors to the home must be kept to assist emergency services in the event of a fire. The management of the home should look into ways in which it can judge the quality of the service provided to residents.