Inspection on 02/02/07 for Ainsworth Nursing Home
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This inspection was carried out on 2nd February 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 but made no statutory requirements on the home.
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What the care home does well
Assessments of prospective residents` are carried out by people who are qualified to do so before an admission to the Home is agreed. Residents and their families and friends are encouraged to visit the Home before a decision is reached to move in. Ainsworth has a stable staff team and a good rapport was noted between them and the residents. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Three quarters of the care staff team have received training in dementia care. Care plans and risk assessments are being reviewed regularly to ensure that service users` are receiving the care and support that they need. There has been a significant improvement in the provision of activities outside the home. Four residents have recently been to Blackpool for the weekend for a "tinsel and turkey" weekend supported by members of the staff team and more are planned for the future. There is a new menu in place that increases the variety for residents. Practices in the kitchen have improved to help ensure the health and safety of residents.There has been a significant improvement in the training opportunities for the staff team that will help them support and care for residents more effectively and safely. Job descriptions have been updated to ensure that all members of the staff team are sure about their roles, responsibilities and accountability to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of the residents`.
What the care home could do better:
The staff team must continue to receive the necessary training to increase their knowledge and understanding of residents specialist needs so that they can effectively support them, particularly in the areas of dementia, enduring mental health and physical disability. This must include ways of positively engaging with residents on a personal level with attention to eye to eye contact, facial expression, language, tone of voice, orientation etc. Residents and/or their representatives must be involved in the development and review of their care plans to ensure their views and wishes are taken into account. The medication system in place does not ensure that the residents receive their medicines safely and correctly. The home does not always keep good records of medicines received into the home. To ensure the residents living on the dementia unit receive regular social and recreational activities that meet their specialised needs, a formal timetable must be developed. The lunchtime routines on the dementia unit should be reviewed to ensure that residents enjoy hot, attractive meals that take place as a pleasant, social occasion. All staff team and the registered providers need to attend protection of vulnerable adults training to ensure that service users are protected from abuse and that staff members know what to do should an incident occur. Work to improve the physical standards at the Home must continue and a good and safe standard of cleanliness and hygiene must be maintained at all times. Adequate numbers of staff must be available to ensure that the needs of residents can be met, at all times.The management arrangements for the Home need to be reviewed and a competent deputy manager be formally identified to take responsibility for the Home when the registered manager is not on the premises to ensure the home is appropriately managed at all times. Formal supervision sessions and appraisals must be undertaken with members of the staff team to ensure good practice and continuous professional development. The registered provider must visit the Home on a monthly basis and look at the quality of care provided and address any issues. The registered provider needs to continue to meet the requirements of registration and comply with insurers for the home to continue to operate.