Inspection on 15/05/06 for Alder Close (20)
Also see our care home review for Alder Close (20) for more information
This inspection was carried out on 15th May 2006.
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 found no outstanding requirements from the previous inspection report, but made 3 statutory requirements (actions the home must comply with) as a result of this inspection.
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What the care home does well
20 Alder Close continues to offer good respite care and support ensuring that service users are assisted to maintain their independence, choice, lifestyle and programmes of activity within the community. The assessment and care needs of service users are reviewed regularly and key workers are actively involved in the care planning process. Care plan review documents are in place to ensure that the changing needs of service users are monitored and documented. The accommodation is of a good standard and individual bedrooms are furnished to a high standard. The staff receive a well co-ordinated programme of training and they confirmed that they were well supported and supervised by the management team in the home.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The manager has implemented a document, which staff sign to evidence that they have read the assessment and care plan information for a new service user. A maximum length of stay of six-months has now been agreed and is now included in the Statement of Purpose to ensure that longer-term stays in the home do not block regular respite placements The home has compiled a useful guideline sheet, which is given to relatives and carers to ensure that service users know what personal items they will need to bring for their respite stay. The gardens are being redeveloped to provide improved seating for service users including a barbecue area.
What the care home could do better:
The staff files being stored in a locked cabinet in a bedroom whilst the home`s office is being re fitted. The Inspector was concerned that this compromised the service users privacy and dignity and that this cabinet must be moved to an appropriate area used by the staff. It was noted that staff files must include a recent photograph.It is recommended that staff files are stored in appropriate files to ensure that all documents are safely kept together.