Inspection on 31/10/05 for Combe House
Also see our care home review for Combe House for more information
This inspection was carried out on 31st October 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 no outstanding requirements from the previous inspection report, but made 2 statutory requirements (actions the home must comply with) as a result of this inspection.
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What the care home does well
This home presents a homely environment and atmosphere for the residents. The manager`s approach was open. The care staff demonstrated a good understanding of the residents care needs and this was reflected in the wellbeing of the resident who was at the home on the day. The home is committed to ensuring that the residents maintain contact with family/friends and the local community. There are various activities offered both in and outside the home. On the day, two of the three residents had planned activities out side the home. Thank you cards from relatives commented that the staff are very caring and that they have been very impressed with the professional way the carers work.
What has improved since the last inspection?
All of the requirements made at the previous inspection have been met. Recruitment practices have improved, staff files sampled contained all of the documentation required. All of the care staff have attended the Protection of Vulnerable Adults Abuse training. Restrictive practices in respect of a resident`s bathroom door have ceased. The home has developed a homily medication policy. The provider has developed a comprehensive quality assurance policy. A robust system for checking resident`s personal monies has been implemented and is being constantly reviewed. The home is in the process of seeking the resident`s views in respect of painting and pictures for the communal walls.
What the care home could do better:
The home is administering controlled medication. At the time of inspection, they were not using the appropriate Controlled Drugs Register. In order to protect both the residents and the staff hat the home, a Controlled Drug Register must be purchased.