Inspection on 12/10/07 for Conifers The
Also see our care home review for Conifers The for more information
This inspection was carried out on 12th October 2007.
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 made no statutory requirements on the home as a result of this inspection and there were no outstanding actions from the previous inspection report.
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What the care home does well
It is a well-maintained and pleasant environment for residents to live in, having a lively and pleasant atmosphere. Despite this being a busy nursing unit, it does not feel too clinical and is decorated in a homely and comfortable way. Records and residents` plans are good overall, so that staff are clear about peoples` care and nursing needs. The home provides a particularly good induction and on-going supervisory support to staff, which ensures that their competence in the various nursing and care tasks is properly assessed.
What has improved since the last inspection?
At the previous inspection room for improvement was identified in a number of areas and these included risk assessments regarding the use of bed rails and record keeping around the progress of pressure sores. It was recommended that the registered person should continue to target recruitment to Greek and Turkish speaking staff. At this inspection these issues were found to have been addressed.
What the care home could do better:
There is a need generally, to re-emphasise the importance of falls prevention A 2 recommendations are made in respect of this. Additionally, it is recommended that alternative methods of ensuring the safety of those residents who choose to keep their bedroom door propped or wedged open be sought. It is also recommended that alternative choice of main meal be provided as a standard part of the lunchtime menu. The registered person has a good history of compliance with requirements and recommendations made by the Commission and the inspector is confident that they will address these issues in an appropriate and timely fashion.