Inspection on 09/11/06 for Ashbourne Nursing Home
Also see our care home review for Ashbourne Nursing Home for more information
This inspection was carried out on 9th November 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 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 assessment and ongoing review of care is thorough, which makes sure that the residents` care needs are being met. The care plans are well written and contain details of any specific intervention required. All care plans are reviewed monthly or more frequently if there are changes to the needs of the residents. Before coming to live at Ashbourne Nursing Home, every resident is visited, either at home or in hospital, to make sure the home can meet his or her needs Many of the staff had worked at the home for a long time and the residents said that they liked the staff and felt safe in the home. Comments such as "they are lovely girls", "I am very happy here" "I am glad I moved here" were made to the inspector. One relative said that the staff "were very good indeed" . One relative stated "The staff are wonderful. They are always there for the residents and keep me informed of any changes to my relative`s care." The home is managed to a high standard and the staff morale is high.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The home has met the majority of the requirements and recommendations made following the last inspection. The programme of redecoration and refurbishment continues and the home has developed and improved since the last inspection. Care plans are now extremely detailed and include all information that staff require to meet the residents` needs.
What the care home could do better:
The home must ensure that each resident has a personal interest and activity plan describing how these will be met in and outside the home supported by the staff and the dedicated activities organisers. Some staff training is outstanding and arrangements for the updating of training in moving and handling of residents must be prioritised.