Inspection on 16/07/07 for Bridgewater Park Care Home
Also see our care home review for Bridgewater Park Care Home for more information
This inspection was carried out on 16th July 2007.
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 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
People are assessed well before they move to make sure that the service can meet their needs and good information is available to help people thinking about living in the home to make a decision about it. The health needs of the people living in the home are well met and staff are provided with a good amount of training to make sure that they understand the needs of the service users and that they can do their jobs well. The manager is well qualified and makes regular checks to ensure that the service is meeting the needs of the people living and working in the home. The staff and the service users appear to have very good relationships with each other and the atmosphere between them is relaxed. This helps the service users to feel very settled and this means that they can rely on the staff for any support that they may need. Service users are provided with meals that they choose and like, however they are encouraged to follow a healthy diet including lots of fresh fruit and vegetables to try and maintain their health.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The records of when service users receive medical treatments has improved this means that the staff can clearly identify if any additional support is needed to support the service users. Service users care plans are checked by the home on a regular basis to make sure that they are doing the right things for the service users. Doors are no longer kept open with wedges and most have automatic closure fittings on them. This means that service users would be protected in the event of a fire at the home. The care and nursing staff receive the right training when they start to work at the home to make sure that they have the knowledge and skills to care for the service users.
What the care home could do better:
The temperature of the home is very warm particularly in the dining areas this makes the home very uncomfortable at times for some of the service users. Service users that have bed rails attached to their beds for their safety must have a clear individual risk assessment to make sure that these will keep them safe and not place them in any further risks. The records of the temperatures of the fridge and freezers in the home must be recorded on a regular basis and the cooked food temperatures need to be recorded to ensure the health and safety of the service users. The homes information for the protection of vulnerable adults needs to be improved to give service users and visitors to the home the correct information for the investigation process of any suspicions or allegations.