Inspection on 27/09/05 for Broomhill
Also see our care home review for Broomhill for more information
This inspection was carried out on 27th September 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 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 and smelled pleasant. 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?
From the eight requirements made at the last inspection in March this year, all except one part of a requirement were met. The requirements met included: Care plans now record residents` preferred names and are reviewed monthly. Any changes are recorded and updated to ensure residents` needs continue to be met. All bathroom radiators have been covered to protect residents from risk of harm. Photographs of each staff member are now included in staff profiles to ensure residents are protected from risk. Training in caring for older people with mental health problems has been provided and continues to be updated so that staff are better able to care for residents with mental health impairments. Risk assessments particularly in respect of falls and the environment have been put in place to protect residents from risk.Further, four requirements and a good practice recommendation made at an additional visit to the home on 18 July `05 were also met. These requirements were in respect of a person who had been admitted to the home on a temporary basis following a crisis at home. Three requirements and a recommendation were made were in respect of meeting her/his needs. One was made in respect of the lift that needed a risk assessment and clear warning of potential hazard to frail older people using it.
What the care home could do better:
Part of a requirement from the last inspection was not met. This was in respect of notifying the Commission for Social Care Inspection of any event that adversely affects residents, including death, serious illness or injury, misconduct of staff and environmental issues. Two new requirements were made in respect of staffing matters. These were: Proof of identity for each staff member must be kept at the home to ensure residents are fully protected. Supervision must be given to each member of staff at a minimum of at least 6 times yearly to ensure that trained and regularly supervised staff care for residents. Two good practice recommendations were made. These were that: · The home should take action to ensure that each resident is given a weekly personal allowance that is paid to them regularly, so that they are able to have some financial independence and choice. Activities records should reflect residents` enjoyment of activities, entertainments and outings so that it is clear that residents quality of social life is maintained within the home.·