Inspection on 08/07/05 for Cherry Lodge Rest Home
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This inspection was carried out on 8th July 2005.
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 service provides a homely atmosphere and since the last inspection another bathroom has been installed downstairs after an extension has been built. The home is well presented decorated and well furnished. Bedrooms are individually personalised and decorated to a high standard. There is a pleasant dining room with a library attached to it, which contains a piano. Meals were of a good standard and choices were available based on the likes and dislikes of service users. Service users stated that they enjoyed their meals, which were observed to be of a good standard and nutritious. The home has obtained the Investors in People Award. Service users spoken to said that they enjoyed living in the home and one service user stated, "It is a nice place to live." Another service user stated, "Staff are helpful and kind".
What has improved since the last inspection?
A requirement was made at the last inspection that a staff list be made available for staff who are able to administer medication and this is now completed. The home was very clean at this inspection and no offensive odours were apparent. The staff have received infection control training. The home had made an application that has been approved to increase the number of service users from thirteen to fourteen as the home has now gained an extra bedroom. A recommendation was made at the last inspection that information should be made available in relation to the control of harmful substances and this has received action.
What the care home could do better:
At the last inspection a requirement was made that staff must receive adequate supervision and that records are maintained. This is still outstanding and a further requirement has been made that all staff should receive formal supervision at least six times a year to ensure that staff are practicing effectively and that training and development is identified to ensure that staff are carrying out their job competently. A previous requirement was made at the last inspection that risk assessments are implemented for five service users who have had accidents. This is still outstanding especially in relation to service users who are at increased risk of falls and this has been made an immediate requirement. During the inspection it was noted that the Commission for Social Care Inspection has not received any notification in respect of service users sustaining injuries due to falls. A further immediate requirement has been made that moving and handling assessments be undertaken for all residents to ensure the health, safety and welfare of service users and staff. A requirement has been made that care plans are reviewed and updated and s based on the outcome of a comprehensive assessment to ensure that all care plans are accurate and needs are being met. Care plans should be signed and dated. The medication administration records were sampled and some gaps were observed in non- administration of medication. A requirement has been made that an audit trail be implemented and where necessary service users medication reviewed. A recommendation has been made that if any medication is to be transcribed on to medication administration records two staff must be present to ensure the safety and welfare of service users. A requirement has been made that the complaint procedure for the home is amended to state that the Commission for Social Care Inspection can be contacted at any stage of a complaint if a complainant wishes to do so. The home has a Protection of Vulnerable Adult policy but needs to obtain an updated version of the local authority Protection of Vulnerable Adult procedure. This will ensure the safety and welfare of service users is promoted and protected. Staff files were sampled and evidence of police checks was not available. An immediate requirement was made that police checks must be carried out to ensure the safety and protection of service users.Dried food in the storeroom was found in opened packets and should be stored in sealed containers to meet food hygiene regulations.