Inspection on 22/05/06 for Ashtonleigh
Also see our care home review for Ashtonleigh for more information
This inspection was carried out on 22nd 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 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
Ashtonleigh offers the residents who live there, comfortable accommodation, good care, good food and the opportunity to engage in some activities. Everyone spoke very highly of the care provided at Ashtonleigh. The building is maintained safely, and is nicely decorated, with all relevant records in place to ensure the safety of the people living there. The staff members are working towards obtaining their National Vocational Qualification level 2 or3 in care. Residents said the home met their varying needs and that all staff members were "Very kind" Comments from residents and relatives included the following" They are very accommodating... whenever I visit I am made welcome... Staff are so helpful ...Food is good and fresh...it`s a lovely home... no complaints whatsoever"
What has improved since the last inspection?
Since the previous inspection the Registered provider has installed nine electronic door closures to enable residents to have their bedroom doors open, without compromising the fire safety standards of the home. A security pad has been installed to the cellar door to ensure it remains closed at all times. This area is used as the laundry and is not safe for the residents to enter due to the very steep steps
What the care home could do better:
Regulation 26 reports of monthly visits made by the Responsible Provider are not being kept in the home, available for inspection as required. A requirement has been made to this effect and the Registered Provider is requested to confirm in writing that these are now in place.