Inspection on 29/10/07 for Cherry Lodge Rest Home
Also see our care home review for Cherry Lodge Rest Home for more information
This inspection was carried out on 29th October 2007.
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
Many areas of the home are being improved in order to provide better facilities for residents. These include the provision of more en-suite toilets and bathrooms and the upgrading of existing facilities. Residents` relatives have commented in the home`s survey that the home has continued to run smoothly even during the building works. A number of positive comments were made in response to the home`s survey, including "I am pleased my relative is well looked after"; "I feel the home is very well run and most of the staff are helpful and friendly" and "Management and staff provide an excellent care service to residents at Cheery Lodge".
What has improved since the last inspection?
Staff are now recording the administration of creams to residents and marking the medication administration record (MAR) chart if the cream has been discontinued. The manager has undertaken first aid training. Accident records are now being stored appropriately to maintain the confidentiality and privacy of residents. A survey of the quality of the service provided has been carried out. This was supplied to residents` relatives and friends and to health care professionals involved in the support of residents. Written confirmation has been provided to advise that the water supply system in the home does not involve storing water, and therefore tests for Legionella bacteria are not applicable. Written confirmation has been provided to advise that a gas safety check has been carried out.
What the care home could do better:
Seven of the thirteen requirements made following the last inspection carried out on 2nd July 2007, have not been complied with. These related to the Statement of Purpose and Service User`s Guide, pre-admission assessments of residents` needs, reviewing residents` care plans, the assessing of daily living risks to residents, updating the home`s policies and procedures, including those regarding abuse and safeguarding adults, carrying out a risk assessment regarding staff who should have first aid training, reviewing staff training needs. Due to the shortfalls listed above, the registered manager was informed at the end of the inspection that evidence was gathered during the inspection, in line with Code B of the Police And Criminal Evidence Act. CSCI will determine what action is to be taken to secure compliance and to ensure good outcomes for those living at the home. Care plans must be drawn up to guide staff to the care and support needs of residents. The range of social and leisure activities should be reviewed in consultation with residents. A programme of the planned activities should be displayed to ensure residents can choose those activities they would like to take part in.The menu should be displayed to inform residents of the meals on offer and to enable them to choose an alternative if preferred. Staffing in the home must be reviewed to ensure there are sufficient staff to meet all the needs of residents. Persons must not be employed to work in the home unless the specified information and documents have been obtained in relation to those persons. The home must be managed to promote and protect the health and welfare of residents. The results of the quality survey carried out in the home should be reviewed and a report supplied, to inform residents and others of the outcomes. Products and equipment that may be hazardous to health must be stored in a locked provision.