Inspection on 07/11/05 for Belma
Also see our care home review for Belma for more information
This inspection was carried out on 7th November 2005.
CSCI has not published a star rating for this report, though using similar criteria we estimate that the report is Excellent. 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
The service provides a very homely environment, and being a fairly small home all the residents and staff know each other well. Most of the staff have worked at the home for a substantial time, which is appreciated by the residents, and there was a happy cheerful atmosphere. Staff morale is high, and the staff on duty were enthusiastic and welcoming. They receive regular training appropriate for the work they do. A high standard of care is provided and all the residents looked well cared for and smartly presented. Visitors are made welcome, and one regular visitor said she was very pleased with the care her mother receives. All of the residents consulted said they are very happy with the meals provided, and there is a wide choice available particularly at tea time.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The main lounge is being completely redecorated at present, which will result in a very comfortable room for residents to use. Some of them spend most of the day in this room. The refurbishment includes the fitting of covers to the radiators in the lounge, and a few other radiators in the home have also been covered.
What the care home could do better:
The residents had no complaint to make and could not think of anything which could be done better. However two requirements from the last inspection remain to be completed. One relates to the guarding of the remaining radiators, which should reduce the risk of residents receiving a burn in the event of a fall. Also a Criminal Records Bureau check must be carried out in respect of the part-time junior helper in the same way as for any other employee.