Inspection on 16/02/06 for Broomhill
Also see our care home review for Broomhill for more information
This inspection was carried out on 16th February 2006.
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
The home is well maintained and decorated to a high standard. It was clean and hygienic in all areas. The décor and layout of lounges gives a homely feel to the building. The experienced manager makes sure that staffing levels are checked regularly. The number of staff is appropriate to meet higher levels of need and gives residents a good quality of social life.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Several requirements made at the last visit had been met. These included: Complaints recording and investigation was improved. Residents can be confident their concerns are taken seriously and prompt action is taken to respond to any they may have. The uncovered heated towel rail in the middle floor bathroom had been removed, to ensure residents are protected from risk of harm. The inspector had received notices from the home in respect of incidents adversely affecting residents that had been followed up appropriately. The Commission for Social Care Inspection can be confident that the home takes appropriate action to ensure that residents are kept safe. Proof of identity for each staff member was seen in personnel records. Residents and their relatives can be confident that they are protected from harm.
What the care home could do better:
Care plans for residents whose needs have changed must be amended and updated. Further, clear risk assessments must be put in place where there is a history and risk of frequent falls. All care records must clearly document actions taken that could otherwise be interpreted as restricting residents` mobility, freedom and choice. A requirement is made to ensure residents` medication is obtained in good time to prevent supplies running out. Residents may not be kept safe if prescribed medication is not available to give them. It was disappointing to note good practice recommendations in respect of recording of enjoyment of activities and entertainment, and residents` personal allowances had not been implemented. Residents may not get the full choice of activities and entertainment they wish for if their enjoyment of those provided is not regularly monitored. Further, residents may be at risk of financial abuse if the home doesn`t take action to ensure their right to regular payment of personal allowances is met. It was noted that bathing equipment in bathrooms was dirty on the undersides. A requirement is made to ensure that all such equipment is regularly cleaned and added to the weekly cleaning rota to ensure residents are protected from risk of infection. A requirement was made to ensure that the water temperature in both the visitors toilet (that residents may also have access to) and the staff toilet is delivered to 43ºc to protect all those using them from risk of scalding.