Inspection on 25/01/07 for Dewdown House
Also see our care home review for Dewdown House for more information
This inspection was carried out on 25th January 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 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
Dewdown House continues to provide a friendly welcoming atmosphere. The main emphasis is on supporting residents in maintaining their worship and contact with the local community. Clear boundaries of care and residency are agreed with residents. An area for making tea/coffee and snacks is provided on each floor. Residents praised the quality of food in the home. The fire alarm system provides warning for residents with sensory impairments. This includes red lights for the hearing-impaired and vibrating pillows for visually impaired.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The décor of communal areas and corridors in the home has been addressed since the last inspection. Stairwells have been painted and decorators were preparing surfaces on the walls on upper floors. The manager follows a robust recruitment procedure ensuring all the required checks are carried out before a new member of staff commences work.
What the care home could do better:
Three requirements and one recommendation were made following this inspection. Records reviewed did not show that staff had received accredited fire training. The last recorded was 2002 although staff spoken to said that they do receive in-house updates. Records also did not show evidence of staff taking part in regular fire drills. Several handwritten entries on medication charts were not signed by the member of staff making the entry. This was also a requirement made at the last inspection. Staff personnel records did not evidence the regular supervision that is carried out in the home. All staff must attend accredited fire training. All staff must take part in regular fire drills. Handwritten medication sheets must be signed by the person making the entry. It is recommended that all supervision is recorded in staff personnel files.