Inspection on 08/03/06 for Ainsworth Nursing Home
Also see our care home review for Ainsworth Nursing Home for more information
This inspection was carried out on 8th March 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 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
Ainsworth has a stable staff team and a good rapport was noted between them and the service users. Service users said that they felt the staff team was caring and that nothing was too much trouble.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Ainsworth has in recent years been subject to a significant number of requirements over the last few years, with very slow progress being made. The Home appointed a new registered manager last year and the inspector is pleased to report that given the short period of time that the manager has been in post significant progress has been made in addressing issues, many of which have been outstanding for sometime. There is however more to do. The registered provider has ensured that the registered manager has had the time available to continue to make the required improvements at Ainsworth and to allow time to ensure the effective day-to-day management of the Home. The Home is now only admitting service users that they have the necessary skills and experience to care for. Service users spoken with were highly complimentary about the new manager who they said was very approachable and understanding of their needs and that they felt more comfortable raising issues of concern and that "she always had a smile for them." Service users had noticed many improvements at the Home. Conversations with members of the staff team gave a similar response and care staff felt that they were being valued more and were pleased that they had been trusted to be involved in the new key worker system. Night staff members too have been involved in this process and are included more. Training is scheduled at a time that enables them to attend. A suitably qualified electrician has undertaken work to ensure the Homes electrical fittings and fixtures are safe. Issues surrounding control of infection in respect of training, cleaning products and the laundry have been addressed. The provision of food has been reviewed to ensure that service users are receiving good quality, wholesome food that offers choice. The findings of that review now need to be addressed. Improvements have been made to the medication system.
What the care home could do better:
The outstanding work identified by the fire officer must be completed. Improvements are needed to the arrangements in the kitchen and the quality of the food that is provided. The registered providers and the registered manager need to work closely together to avoid unnecessary delays in responding to health and safety requirements. All the staff team and the registered providers must attend adult protection training. The registered provider must visit the Home on a monthly basis and look at the quality of care provided and address any issues. Work to improve the physical standards at the Home need to continue. The specialist chair needed by a service user must be purchased.