Inspection on 20/12/05 for Bramshaw House
Also see our care home review for Bramshaw House for more information
This inspection was carried out on 20th December 2005.
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 premises is decorated to a high standard providing residents with a pleasant living environment. Each residents bedroom is decorated very tastefully and furnished to the individuals specification. The personnel records for staff were in excellent order and contained all relevant and up to date information for each staff member. Administrative systems are very well organised and up to date enabling staff to access information as needed and ensuring good health and safety practices are adhered to. The activities programme at the home is well structured and varied. It offers the residents the opportunity to pursue and develop a wide range of interests.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Since the last report the manager has obtained relevant personnel information to ensure all staff files are now complete and up to date. This includes records for two new staff members who have commenced employment since the last inspection. Both managers at the home have recently completed Adult Protection training with the intention to provide additional in-house training for staff in the early 2006. This will ensure all staff are equipped to deal with an Adult Protection incident, should the need arise. One resident has been provided with additional funding to enhance her daily activities. The home has organised a member of staff to assist her on a one to one basis for these additional hours.
What the care home could do better:
There was evidence of staff supervision taking place on a regular basis from records of dates in the staff diary. However on the day of inspection the supervision notes had not been written up in staff files. Keeping records up dated from meetings as they occur would ensure information required was easily accessible to the inspector. A previous requirement to log hot water temperatures on a weekly basis, had not been met on the day of inspection. However, prior to this report being published the home have introduced an appropriate recording system. The inspector noted there have been no residents meetings since the last inspection. The home is still in the process of organising Infection Control training for staff. This would enhance the information provided at induction and the homes policies and procedures. A recommendation has been made in respect of this. Fire records showed that since recruitment of two new staff members the home has not completed a full fire drill evacuation. This would ensure all staff are aware of how to respond in the event of a fire. A recommendation has been made to undertake this at the earliest opportunity.