Inspection on 28/09/05 for Collins House
Also see our care home review for Collins House for more information
This inspection was carried out on 28th September 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 acting manager has been in post since May 2005 and is committed to making improvements within the home. Residents and staff were positive about this appointment and said she is very approachable. The staff team have a good knowledge of individual residents and the care they need and were seen to work hard to give a good service to the residents. The home was clean and had a welcoming atmosphere and there were no unpleasant smells. The home works well with outside health professionals and the local GP and district nurse hold weekly clinics within the home.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The home has acquired new equipment to improve the independence of it`s residents. This includes hoists and wheelchairs. The training programme available to staff has improved and staff were very positive about the training offered to them. Infection control measures have improved in the home minimising the risk of cross infection.
What the care home could do better:
Although an activity programme is established in the home, the acting manager is aware that it needs to be developed further to keep people occupied and stimulated. The care plan system must be written in a way to make sure that the care staff can easily understand the care needs of individual residents. Some of the records did not show the quality of the care that is being given. Medication procedures must be more thorough to make sure that no mistakes are made. There must be sufficient numbers of staff at certain times of day to make sure that the residents are cared for properly and vacancies filled to minimise the use of agency staff, and make sure there are always the right amount of staff on duty.