Inspection on 14/07/05 for Blakenhall Community Resource Centre
Also see our care home review for Blakenhall Community Resource Centre for more information
This inspection was carried out on 14th July 2005.
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
Blakenhall Community Resourse Centre continues to provide a high standard of care despite the shortage of care staff . The Care Manager and staff are to be commended on their efforts to encourage the residents to maintain their independence through social activities both within and outside the home. In particularly the work that the home is carrying out to assisting people with cognitive impairment is to be commended as is the Dementia Care Mapping programme. Observations during the inspection saw very attentive staff providing for the individual needs of the residents using Sonas technique to help stimulate all of the senses. A small number of residents who could express themselves in a meaningful way confirmed that they were comfortable and content.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The statement of purpose for the home has been reviewed and revised. The home has provided a specially designed sensory garden, which is fully equipped with water feature, seating, lighting and umbrellas Internally a loop system has been fitted to all the lounges and new sluicing equipment has been provided in all three units.
What the care home could do better:
The home must improve the care staff cover in the units and ensure that all staff that administer medication, have accredited training The development of a Quality Assurance system that includes regulation 26 visits to the home will ensure that the high standard of care is maintained.